Early Life of Manish Pushkale
Manish Pushkale was born in 1973 in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh. He completed his education from MVM College of Bhopal and received a degree of Masters in Geology. Since his college days he had a keen inclination towards the field of art. He also studied at the Art College in Bhopal and got a Masters Degree from the same institution. Figurative works were the initiation of his art career. He also made substantial efforts for blending the abstract art with figurative which rendered a new dimension to his art.
Artworks of Manish Pushkale
Artworks of Manish Pushkale are significantly associated with the legendary but do not over refer the same. His paintings attain a serene visage through shading and delicate brush strokes which often reveal multi layered meanings. The patterns of his paintings need close examination to decipher its concealed expressions. The abstract phase in the work of Manish Pushkale started in the year 2002. With the adoption of this genre, he did not move out from his figurative works, but the former helped to enhance the expressive eminence of his art. The only distinguishing feature that his art attained in his latter phase was the intensification of details.
Achievements of Manish Pushkale
Manish Pushkale has exhibited his artwork through 15 individual shows hosted by the leading art galleries of India as well as broad. Apart from this, he has also participated in 700 group shows across the globe. He had also been a part of 5 two-man shows which exhibited brilliant 'Jugalbandi' between two painters. Some of his individual shows were Japa at Bodhi Art, New Delhi in 2006; Unveiling at Bodhi Art, Mumbai in 2007 and Serendipitous Encounters at Aicon, Palo Alto in 2009. His group shows include Empty and Full at Aakriti Art Gallery, Kolkata; Point and Line to Plane VI at Gallery Beyond, Mumbai; Entity at MEC Art Gallery, New Delhi; Deep In Black at Galerie Muller and Plate, Munich; Vicissitudes of the Constructed Image at Tangerine Art Space, Bengaluru; Think Small at Art Alive Gallery, New Delhi and many more. Government of France awarded him Artist in Residency. His other accolades include Kala-Kaustubh Samman, Spandan Chitrakala Samman, Artist in Residency from Government of Italy, Ministry of culture's Junior Research Fellowship, Artist in Residency from Reliance group and AIFACS award. He is a trustee secretary of Raza Foundation and a member of Garhi Studio Selection Committee, Ministry of Culture. His name is also included amongst the members of Executive Committee of M.P. Foundation in Delhi. Vaid Samman, a yearly award given in the honour of the notable Hindi fiction writer, Shri K. B. Vaid, was founded by him.
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