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Sharing Her Knowledge to Grow New Talents

Coming from a very rich background of a tradition that is infringed with vivid and diverse cultural praxes, I have grown to imbibe the huge scope of self-expression that is provided by the universe of art. In my practice, I explore fabrics as my medium extensively. My practice is autobiographical and deals with my emotions, …

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Sewon Rai\’s dystopian vision of world

\”Problems emerging from our socio-political scenario leading to a questionable system we live in, occupy my thoughts and get reflected in my ideas and works. Many of my subjects are based on the dystopian vision of the world, the Wars, and scenes of annihilation\” – SEWON RAI Sewon Rai was one of ten winners of …

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First Take 2017 Winner Anju Paliwal: Where is she now?

  My art is deeply influenced by Hindu religious thought, in which the human body is regarded as a ‘temple’, a sacred space considered as a supreme creation of god, in which the divine resides. At the same time, evil thoughts exist inside the same receptacle, interpreted as ‘maya’ or illusion. My artwork, using the …

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First Take 2019 Winner Keerti Pooja: Where is She now?

The glances pause in time to deliberately narrate the depths of life. As life unfolds it slowly shows the known, hidden beyond the unknown. As metaphorical are moments of life and as uncertain are the certainties, my art works narrate the untold stories of the faces that have faded away. My series of paintings are …

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First Take 2021 winner Rutvik Mehta: Where is he now?

\”Surrounded by domesticated animals most of my life, I have learned to observe and study them closely. My works are heavily influenced by their presence in the fields and grounds where I have grown up and lived. Growing up in remote areas of the Gir forest, I have always been seated in the lap of …

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First Take Update, 2022: Eminent Jury expediently selects Finalists for exhibition

By Vinay Seth Since 2016, Abir has been annually inviting artwork entries from emerging artists from all over India, whereafter the entrants are shortlisted for displaying their works in a group show. From these shortlisted exhibition finalists, the top few — 10 this year — are selected for the First Take award, carrying an honorarium. …

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A recap of FIRST TAKE 2021: Emerging artists beat all odds amid a pandemic #ArtWorld2021 #YearEnder2021

Nothing exemplifies the indomitable nature of art more than its ability to create beauty and inspire thought through every challenge thrown its way. And equally indefatigable is the artist, who forms the cusp between the art that nourishes souls and the society that experiences it wholeheartedly. Emerging as an established artist in this same society …

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Full of joy and surprise: Listen to what FIRST TAKE 2021 winners have to say!

It was a moment of pride for 10 young artists, handpicked from across India, as winners of Abir India’s FIRST TAKE 2021 competition. Chosen out of 122 artists and with their works standing out from over 2500 submissions, the emerging talents gained a lot to look forward to from this platform. Selected for their excellence, …

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Abir India’s First Take 2021 revives young art community; emerging artists are back with a bang

Abir India received a whopping response for the fifth edition of FIRST TAKE art festival with over 2500 submissions from over 250 pin codes. Out of 122 artists, 10 winners – Shubhanker Suresh Chandere from Pune, Kinnari Jitendra Tondlekar from Thane, Sriparna Dutta from Hyderabad, Jintu Mohan Kalita from Barama, Assam, Priya Ranjan Purkait from …

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