Somnath Bothe


Somnath Bothe born in 1982 in a small village called Paithan, District-Aurangabad, Maharashtra & working in a city (Pune, Maharashtra) as an artist of tremendous talent.

2006-07: Diploma in Art Education, Abhinav Kala Mahavidyalaya, Pune
2002-06: Diploma in Painting (First Class) Merit of Mumbai Board (Eighth in order),Abhinav Kala Mahavidyalaya, Pune
1999-2000: Art Teacher Diploma, Paithan, Dist. Aurangabad

2012: Nehru Centre Art Gallery, Mumbai
2012: Indian Art Collectors, “Featured Artist” Online show, Chandigarh
2011: Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai
2012: “India Art Fair 2012”, New Delhi
2012: Artzest Art Gallery presents “Vision” group show, Dubai
2012: “Visual Polyphonic” Cymroza Art Gallery, Mumbai
2012: Cancer Patients Aid Association, Charity Show, Mumbai
2012: “Mystical Splendor” White Shadow Art Gallery, Coimbatore
2012: Alankrita Art Gallery, Hydrabad
2012: “India Art Fair 2012”, New Delhi
2012: “Mystical Splendour”, White Shadow art gallery, Coimbatoor
2012: Alankrita art gallery,Hydrabad
2011: “India Art Summit 2011”, New Delhi
2010: “Fusion Art” Balgandharva Art Gallery, Rotary Club Midtown Sponsored, Pune

2008: V. V. Oak, Lokmanya Tilak Exhibition, Pune
2006: V. V. Oak, Lokmanya Tilak Exhibition, Pune
2006: 1st Prize, Abhinav Kala Mahavidyalaya, Pune
2005: Gold Medal, Royal Academy, National Level, Gulbarga, Karnataka
2004: Kala Aunsh Group, Dhulia
2003: Gold Medal, National College Student “Varnika Manav Sanket”, Ujjain
2003: Silver Medal, National College Student “Kalawart Nyas”, Ujjain
2002: National College Student “Varnika Manav Sanket”, Ujjain

His journey in art field began with landscapes and portraits. He started thinking about sensitivity and intent of the paintings… As his entire childhood was spending in village, a very close relationship with the village. “A deep rooted respect for ‘nature’ and ‘humility’ is the inspiration for my paintings”, says Somnath. Then education and living in city life created new sensitivities and understandings… the blend of these different environments and cultures indirectly flowed in his painting… His paintings are colorful, vibrant, and nostalgic at times, and sheer conversational pieces. Subdued and quiet by nature paintings is his language. Somnath has his own way of showing his creations. His color schemes are modern and flashy but this is intentional, to remind us of the importance of historical places. The fusion of rainy season and historical places in cities and villages constitute the subjects of his paintings. Now painting is not just a technique, it has become a medium of expression for him.

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