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FIRST TAKE 2021

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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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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First Take 2021 Jury: Sculpting a novel understanding of art with Kristine Michael

It is often said that an artist communicates best (and sometimes solely) through their art — but in the case of noted ceramic artist and art academic Kristine Michael, her erudition encompasses both her thought-provoking sculptural artworks as well as the spoken and written word. After all, besides being known as a notable ceramic artist, …

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First Take 2021 Jury: Exploring the nature of and nature in art with Vasudevan Akkitham

One of the honourable jury members for Abir India’s First Take 2021, 63-year-old Vasudevan Akkitham is regarded a pioneer of Indian art, having had a bird’s-eye view and understanding of its fascinating evolution over the last four-odd decades — and he believes that we stand at a juncture that is quite promising in many ways. …

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When emerging artists left our jury spellbound: First Take 2021 – A Photo Story

On October 21, our esteemed jury gathered in our Ahmedabad office to select winning entries. Creative energy filled the atmosphere and our team gained a lot from perspectives shared by our jury members. K.S. Radhakrishnan, Vasudevan Akkitham, Rm Palaniappan, Kristine Michael, and Hartmut Wurster carefully selected the top 10 works of First Take 2021. Know …

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First Take 2021 Jury: The perception of trajectories with artist Rm Palaniappan

Not all lines need to be boundaries, or even bound to expectations. They could even be described as boundless when it comes to the art of Rm Palaniappan, whose experiments with geometric style, symmetry and the usage of space dominate most frames he creates. It is not much of a wonder then that a fascination …

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Jury members who spotted talent for FIRST TAKE 2021 from all corners of India!

In July this year, Abir India Foundation invited young Indian artists to send in their entries for their annual show First Take 2021, their fifth edition. Selected by an eminent jury panel, the best 10 of the selected entries will soon be selected through an in-person jury and will be later awarded in a show. …

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\”Got an invite to create for a top-notch artist!\” Winners share FIRST TAKE highlights

Through its last four editions, Abir India has received over 8000 entries out of which works of 500 artists have been chosen and 32 artists have been awarded. As Abir India presents FIRST TAKE 2021, Gauri Gharpure talks to past winners about their experience of participating in the event. Souvik Das: An amazing panel of …

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\”My painting got sold within 20 minutes!\” FIRST TAKE winners share their experience

Through its last four editions, Abir India has received over 8000 entries out of which works of 500 artists have been chosen and 32 artists have been awarded. As Abir India presents FIRST TAKE 2021, Gauri Gharpure talks to past winners about their experience of participating in the event.  Keerti Pooja: FIRST TAKE is much …

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