Manish Rao Jwade’s suite of meticulous paintings promises its viewers a phantasmagorical journey through imaginary lands populated by strange architectural forms, metallic beings and dreamlike situations. The artist here is a raconteur, spinning fables that reach into his own subconscious to create a palimpsest effect. Rao cunningly hides objects within objects and tales within tales in his colorful works. His stories divined from diverse sources such as childhood narrations of kingly valour to contemporary social crisis clamor for attention from within the claustrophobic space of the drawings.
Although Rao confesses admiration for artists Bosch and Ganesh Pyne, one can also trace influences of surrealists such as Escher and Dali and that of indigenous metal crafts and sculptures of India, keeping the artists and his works rooted within a modernist disposition. An alumnus of College of Art Delhi, Rao is a recipient of several awards and has numerous exhibitions and art projects to his credit. Born in 1972, Manish Rao Jwade, lives and works from Delhi, India.
2018 “Metanoia” One man show at gallery Art’est, An Art Abode, Gurugram, India.
2006 “The Unsung” at Krishna’s Collection Art Gallery, New Delhi.
2004 “Epics” at Krishna’s Collection Art Gallery, New Delhi.
Two Men Show
2009 “Voyage” at India Habitat Centre, Open Palm
2010 Facilitated by Meira Kumar, Speaker Lok Sabha for contribution of portraits at Parliament House.
2003 Awarded by Camlin India for 2nd Northern Region Art Exhibition.
2001 First Prize in MFA Previous Year College of Art, New Delhi.
1991-94 Certificate of Merit by College of Art, New Delhi in the academic field.
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● Portraits of Former Vice President, Sh. Krishan Kant Sharma, Sh. Bhairon Singh
Shekhawat for Rajya Sabha, Sh. Som Nath Chaterjee for Lok Sabha, Parliament House, New Delhi.
● EURO ART TOUR – Visit to Art Galleries and Museums of London and Paris.
● Designed Murals for D.M.R.C (Delhi Metro), a project undertaken by College of Art.
● Drawing selected by National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi for their collection.
● Artist-in-residence program at Dehgam Residency International Creative Art dqnCentre, Gujrat.
● ‘Abhivyakti Art Festival’ Lucknow, 2018. ‘Rang Prasang and Art Context’.
2002 M.F.A (Painting) College of Art, New Delhi, (Delhi University)
1994 B.F.A (Painting) College of Art, New Delhi, (Delhi University)
1995 Diploma in Art Appreciation (National Museum, New Delhi)
Diploma in Art and Culture, (National Museum, New Delhi)
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