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ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: KAPIL SHARMA

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Kapil Sharma is the sixth-generation artist from a lineage of miniature painters of Rajasthan. A graduate from National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad, where he trained as a graphic designer, Kapil started his journey as a creative genius at the age of nine, when he learnt to paint traditional art from his grandfather, the Late Ghanshyam Sharma. Kapil longed to fuse his longstanding interest in the literary and painterly conventions of Nathdwara miniatures with his other passion – the city’s architecture.

The artist’s work repurposes the narratives of the Nathdwara miniatures, hoping to make the miniature tradition thus presented in a contemporary style more accessible to the public. Given his ability to blend traditional art styles with digital inputs and technique, he creates unique prints that set his work in new realms – evoking an unusual aesthetic and sensuousness. His ability to scrutinize contemporary themes in unconventional styles has brought him admiration of his peers and collectors worldwide. The artist lives and works from his studio in Udaipur, Rajasthan. Below are some of our favourites from the artist’s collection.