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Hanuman Kambli

Hanuman Kambli is one of India's leading mid-career artists. He was born at Goa in 1956. Kambli's artwork can rightly be called narrative, and contains elements of traditional imagery from both religious sources and art sources about religion. His family, his home, the land of his ancestors and the Indian Gods, along with the encroaching builders and `developers' who are transforming the sacred land into a global shopping center all form themes for his paintings. Kambli examines the contemporary tension between nature and culture, and the perennial contradictions of perception and reality. Themes and ideas that are taken from his immediate environment are also seen in his work. Multiple-headed Trimurti is a common motif.Kambli generates geometrical structures with natural forms in his works.

His studies were at the Wimbledon School of Art in London, on Charles Wallace India Trust scholarship, at Michigan University in USA and again in the UK at the University of Lincoln.

He has many national and international awards to his credit and is the Founder Member and Ex-Chairman of the Goa Art Forum and many other important arts organizations in the country.

His paintings, drawings and prints are held in various collections in India and abroad, including the National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA) Delhi and the Miniature Museum of Modern Art at Amsterdam.

Updated on 5th April, 2015


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