Known for his abstract canvases and loved and revered by most artists during his time, Ambadas Khobragade was a contemporary of M. F. Husain, S. H. Raza and F. N. Souza. Now, the art fraternity along with the help of Aurobodh Art Studio is paying tribute to the artist, who passed away in May this year.
An exhibition in his honour will be held this month, displaying rare drawings and watercolours from his collection of work. Well known painter and founder of the Bharat Bhavan, Jagdish Swaminathan says, “Ambadas is one of the most important abstract painter of India, unique and original, a master in his own right. His abstractions are not something abstracted from something, as he himself says but are as abstract as any cognisable object, if one were able to suspend the rationality for the moment without losing your sensibility."
The painter touched a chord with several artists across the country and as artist Prabhakar Kolte says, “Ambadas was like Ambadas himself. He was neither a trend setter nor a follower but a sincere monk who moulded his life in to an abstract field of aesthetic.” The exhibition also includes brief texts written by well known artists and critics of the time, documenting his journey as a painter for us to witness.
When Up to July 10
Where Aurobodh, Studio No.5, Vasundhara Building, Mahalaxmi