2004 BFA. [Drawing & Painting], Sir J. J. School of Art, Mumbai.
2006 MFA. [Portraiture], Sir J. J. School of Art, Mumbai.
2014 “Hollow & Empty” Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai.
2019 "7 Thoughts" Lalit Kala Akademi , New Delhi.
2016 "Stalkings and other stories",Curated by Prajna Desai, Project 88, Mumbai.
2016 "Hues for Life" Charity show organized for flood relief , Art world- Sarala’s Art Centre, Chennai.
2014 "J J Today & Tomorrow", the Art Gate Mumbai
2010 "Palpable Energy", Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai
2007 "Shimla", Snowball Art Gallery, Aamby Valley City
2007 "Collection of Contemporary art", Kitab Mahal, Mumbai
2004 "Monsoon Show", Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai
2013 Maharashtra State Art Exhibition.
2012 Regional Art Exhibitions, Lalit Kala Akademi, Regional Centre, Chennai.
2003 05 Art Society of India, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai
2004 06, 08 Bombay Art Society, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai
ART CAMPS / WORKSHOPS
2013 “Changes within”, A process oriented workshop & art competition by Hedi-k. Ernst (Director of futur foundation art program) Sir J. J. School of Art, Mumbai
2010 “Remembering & transforming” A process oriented workshop by Prof. Hedi- K. Ernst, Rachana Sansadi, Mumbai
2010 “A Journey Through Creation”,Organized by Sri Aurobindo society, Mumbai Branch, Madhuban, an Extension of, Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Delhi Branch, Talla Ramgarh, Dist. Nainital, Uttarakhand. 2009 “Allegory & Liberty in your visual arts” A process oriented Workshop by Prof. Hedi- K. Ernst, Sir J. J. School of Art, Mumbai
2006 Art Camp at Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India.
2003 AIFACS [All India Fine Art and Crafts Society], Mumbai
2004 1st prize [Drawing & painting], Maharashtra State Art Exhibition, Mumbai
2004 Bombay Art Society Award (Artist to Artist), Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai
2004 Silver Medal, Annual Art Exhibition, Sir J. J. School of Art, Mumbai
2005 “Prof. Dhond Award”- [for Water Colour], Sir J. J. School of Art, Mumbai
2006 “Prof.Jadhav Award” [for Best Art work entry], Annual Art Exhibition, Sir J. J. School Art, Mumbai
Stalkings and other stories 22 September - 29 October, 2016
A STATEMENT BY THE ARTIST
"I live in the city of Mumbai one of the most congested cities of the world that reflect dense concentration of population, an intense proliferation of vehicular traffic, crowded trains & bus services everywhere causing an expansion of concrete jungle.
Consciously, when I experience, this city everywhere is noisy, populated, polluted, so much so that I feel like fleeing away from such a restless town; but, I cannot, for this city provides me my bread and butter. Physically it is impossible for me to leave this place, however that I can, during the time I meditate.
Recently, when I visited the 'Kanheri caves', which is right at the centre of a jungle, I felt an extreme calm and relaxing environment around here. Also there were 'Buddhist Caves' that instantly connected me to my past visits to 'Ajanta Ellora caves'. Within a few seconds I felt the same environment also here, that I subconsciously enjoyed being in this state of calmness. The artistic carvings of relief sculptures, architectural structures in stone are as beautiful to take you back to that era. These series of painting is primarily the result of the sublime correlation of my feelings during my visits to Buddhist caves, namely the, Ajanta caves, Kanheri caves and the Elephanta caves.
As an artist and a meditation practitioner, during the process of meditation I experience a sort of a hollow and empty space in my mind and body, an extremely relaxing experience which eludes language. My art work is a result of an intense urge to capture and represent this inner subconscious experience, and to translate it into the language of art.
Through my art I try to offer space to this mystifying void I experience during meditation.
My works apart from the mediation experiences are also characterized by the mental notes being made by me about the nature and surroundings while in tranquility, and later transforming them in to minimalistic and simplistic form.
I further intend to come out with more such series depicting such feelings through natural forms, in addition to the man-made objects. Further, I want to explore this journey with various Mediums. "
STATEMENT BY CURATOR
Group show, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai, India, 2010.
Sanjeev Mirajkar engages a built-in receptacle that consistently draws attention to absorb the abhorrent; a sensitivity leading Sanjeev to a repository of experiences that could be pulsating; even an incision from a surgeon's blade. The surfaces of things reveal their inwardness. It could be either pleasant or unpleasant dependent upon the sensorial of the individual in question. But, natural perceived as unnatural, could be eerie, bizarre or even hallucinating; a dread caused by an ambiance of insecurity. The presences of physical matter in his works make it unconsciously spiritual. His work take cue from ectoparasites that cause malaise; leading to such tensions arising over surfaces of hardcore inorganic matter or substratum. The dichotomies create two opposed surface tensions in his work; one that is fixed on the surface and the other in traverse beneath. The fixed spaces evolve post surrealistically and the colours just that. However, if we might use the other terms like 'geometric', 'conventional', and 'formalistic', but, all these words lead to the same opposed tendencies. Thus, the presence of matter inevitably makes his work semi- abstracts. Sanjeev's present works represent an extension from his earlier preoccupations with living organism of primeval substance; consistently its existence causing angst in the mind. It is this metaphor that induces a spirit of abstraction. It could be a symbolic reference to either express or seek relief from existentialist dilemmas; in a sense they are literary associations making them voice a quasi allegoric language to express human conditions. His recent works relieve the rigid ground, softening his sensitivity to a greater extant; making it sublime, transcendent and magnificent; each in its own way. It would be interesting to observe the shift and progress of his work in the near future, which appears promising.
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