Vivek Kisan Vadkar
Can you tell us a little about yourself?
Vivek: ” I am Vivek Vadkar, Fine Artist from Karjat Maharashtra, India. I started painting in 2005. Ever since my childhood, I have been extremely fond of painting. This made me make it my full time profession and source of my livelihood. I have been painting professionally for last 12 years.”
What materials do you use?
Vivek: “Oil colour, Acrylic colour, canvas, brushes , knife, wooden stick, etc.”
What inspires you to paint?
Vivek: “Nature is my inspiration So I Paint Nature on my Canvas.”
Vivek: “My friends would describe me as Jack (Titanic movies cast).”
Where have you exhibited your artwork?
Vivek: ” I did six solo exhibition in India & eight Group Exhibition.
Nehru center Art Gallery, Mumbai, Solo March 2017
The Taj Art Gallery, The Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai, Solo December 2016
Gallery Leela, Hotel Leela, Mumbai, Solo December 2016
Gallery Leela , Hotel Leela, Mumbai, Solo December 2015
Gallery Leela , Hotel Leela, Mumbai Solo December 2014
Gallery Leela , Hotel Leela, Mumbai Solo December 2013
Art 2Day Art Gallery, Pune, Group December 2019
Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai, Group May 2018
Fusion Nehru center Art Gallery, Mumbai Group Participant December 2014
Fusion Nehru center Art Gallery, Mumbai Group Participant 2013
Fusion Nehru center Art Gallery, Mumbai Group Participant 2012
Fusion Nehru center Art Gallery, Mumbai Group Participant 2011
Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai, Group June 2012
Nehru center Art Gallery, Mumbai Group Feb 2011
Nehru center Art Gallery, Mumbai Group 2009
Nehru center Art Gallery, Mumbai Group 2008
Pune Art festival Group 2008
Have you had your artwork published?
Vivek: ” Yes in the International Artist.”
Have you won any art awards?
Vivek: ” Yes, the 49th State govt. Award March 2009 Organized by Maharashtra state Govt.in
What is your style of painting?
Vivek : “I paint realistic figurative paintings and I use oil on canvas.”
Which artists do you admire?
Vivek: “John Singer Sargent”
In the last past 12 years, I have done a lot of group and solo exhibitions of my art. The response to them was overwhelming. Along with shows my participation in various national, international art competitions also was a success. Today, I have a strong local and international clientele.
The journey of my art from my village to this day has been difficult with lack of basic facilities. In fact, making art one’s livelihood was not a part of societal mentality back then. So, all in all my journey has been tough. But all these years, I have conquered these difficulties to this point only because of my unconditional love and devotion for the art of painting. I firmly believe in my art.
I am planning to start an all inclusive studio of art including drawing lessons, painting, corporate workshops, workshops for school students, art therapy, hobby development etc. The purpose of this art studio is to elevate the artists who love their art, artists who hail from small villages and are looking to prosper in art. This project is for artists who are looking for a chance to enhance their hidden artistic skills.
I hope to help the new artists to ease the difficulties and challenges that I faced through my journey. Even if I prove of little aid in making their journey any easier, it will be very satisfactory. I wish with all my heart that this industry should prosper with abled, skillful artists. These artists highly deserve a strong platform to showcase their skills.