The Art of Raghu Neware
About this collection
These artworks are part of an exhibition titled "Golden Forest", where abstract landscapist Raghu Neware unveils the full range of his creative vision that has earned him national renown over the past three decades using a rich palette of crimson and vermillion with streaks of golden yellow and black for vivid textural effects. A deep sense of reverence for nature and the wonder and mystery of creation permeates this work.
A strong desire to capture the rustic milieu and spiritual essence of his native Vidarbha region led Raghu to live six years in the jungle in Chandrapur. Like the tigers prowling the world famous Tadoba Andhari Reserve in his company, he made the woods his own domain. "Out there in the open, I could breathe in the freshness of nature and observe her ever changing forms in the minutest detail," he explains. "From sunrise to sunset I saw how the colours and textures changed as the light cast its magic spell. I spent long afternoons in quiet contemplation of the three changing seasons trying to depict nature in repose and the idea of paintings as 'talking pictures' took root in me," he says.
About the Artist
Born in Nagpur, Maharashtra (24th Nov.1962) BFA (Painting), Nagpur University, Nagpur, 1984 MFA (Painting), Nagpur University, Nagpur, 1994. An abstract landscapist Raghu Neware has held 9 solo shows in Delhi, Mumbai, Pune, Bangalore, Chennai, Nagpur and 66 Group shows in Chennai, Jammu, Gurugram, New Delhi, Lucknow, Nagpur, Aurangabad, Hyderabad, Assam, Shimla, Punjab, Bangalore, USA and South Melbourne.
One of Raghu Neware’s most memorable exhibitions was at Laurent Gallery South Melbourne, Australia. He has also participated in 25 national and international art camps. International Graphic Art Camp, in Khairagarh in year 2018 is one of them.
2019 : Eminent Artist Award at International Art Festival, Ujjain | 2011-12 : Senior Fellowship by Ministry of Culture, New Delhi | 2006 : Awarded in Painting by SCZCC Nagpur
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