User:Phaneendra Nath Chaturvedi
About Phaneendra Nath Chaturvedi
Welcome to Phaneendra Nath Chaturvedi's official page. Phaneendra is an artist (painter) currently at the forefront of contemporary art in India.
Born in Varanasi in 1981, the young artist Phaneendra Nath Chaturvedi unapologetically unmasks the men and women he draws in his large-format works to reveal the grotesque, robotic creatures he believes they really are. Skeletal forms in colorful shirts and dresses populate his multi-piece works on paper, some plugged into an electrical outlet, others held down with barbed wire and nuts and bolts.
These anthropomorphic beings focus attention on the artificiality of beautiful appearances and the corruption that he believes has found its way into every aspect of contemporary human existence and interaction. Describing himself as a painter true to his ideology and perception, phaneendra accepts that his work is provocative, stark and ‘brutally honest’
He did his M. F. A. in painting from College of Arts & Crafts, Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Lucknow. He worked on the research grant of Lalit Kala Akademi New Delhi and awarded National Scholarship for Young Artist, Ministry of Culture, Govt. of India. He was a visiting faculty at Lucknow College of Architecture, Lucknow.
He has received 5 awards including best exhibit award of AIFACS, New Delhi. Phaneendra has participated in almost all major all India exhibitions including national exhibition of Lalit Kala Akademi for last one decade.
He has held first solo exhibition at U.P.State Lalit Kala Akademi, Lucknow in 2003. The one being at The Mint, New Delhi 2007 and artist of the month (January) at Saffronart, www.saffronart.com 2008 too. Most recent at Karin Weber Gallery, Hong Kong. His works have been exhibited in number of group shows such as Asian Young Artist held at Keumsan Art Gallery, Heyri Art Valley, Korea and Hybrid Trend, contemporary art exhibition at Hangaram Art Museum, Seoul Art Center, Seoul, Korea.
Phaneendra has featured regularly several auction houses in India and abroad including since 2008.
He has invited as an artist in a number of national & international camps and workshops organized by Lalit Kala Akademi, Jammu & Kashmir Academy of Arts, Culture & Languages Jammu, U.P. State Lalit Kala Akademi, Lalit Kala Akademi regional center Lucknow, AIFACS New Delhi.
His works are in various public and private collections India and abroad including Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi, AIFACS, New Delhi, Department of Tourism Govt. of U.P., LBS Ganna Sansthan Auditorium Govt. of U.P., J & K Academy of Arts, Culture & Languages Jammu, Lalit Kala Akademi regional center Lucknow.
Phaneendra lives and works in New Delhi.