"Protect what has been given for free our waters, skies, wildlife and trees, For once they're gone, don't you say consider yourself warned of that fatal day". Sylvia Stults
An Aura of despair, A profound sense of loss, mind numbing loneliness and utter alienation, Ashish kushwaha’s wastelands are populated by familiar elements like an animal or bird on unfinished concrete construction, a standing testimony to the destruction caused by man and his endless greed. Ashish has turned “Greed is good” into extraordinary Art that shocks the bejesus out of you.
Ashish Kushwahawas born on19 March1987 in Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh.He says he has been painting since the age of 14 and gets inspired by life events that happen in his environment and that he always has tried to express those in his perspective through his art. He completed his BFA from I.K.S.V.V. Khairagarh. He mainly works with acrylic and oil colours.
Ashish’s work mostly talks aboutenvironmental issues. They have an ecological echo. “I believe that art must communicate, it must tell a story and it must have a message. Animals and birds and man-we’re two halves of a whole. Sometimes I feel at the rate at which we are moving, we certainly won’t last forever. His work compels us to think about present day human habits and forces us to take a long hard look at ourselves.
“My paintings are silent conversations,” says Ashish, I am always thinking of prakirthi - of the earth as a planet in which there is harmony between animals and man. But what I see is very different and very difficult for me. When I travel by train from one place to another I am always confronted by the whole statement of exploitation in which man takes away from animals and birds the idea of their habitat.”
Ashish Kushwaha’s Art is not for the faint hearted. But his followers and collectors are a tribe apart. Critics and connoisseurs have no doubt that his art is appreciating.
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2004 - Ankur Utkarsh Award,Mahakoshal Kala Parisad - IIIrd Award, Yugantar Public school,Rajnandgaon 2011 - Junior Scholarship, Ministry of Culture Delhi 2013 - Madhyapradesh roopankar state award Bhopal 2016 - Praffula Dhanukar State Award 2017 - Art Foundation Mumbai - All India silver medal award prafulla dhanukar - Karanataka lalithakala academy - All India Fine art society aifacs New delhi - Junior fellowship ministry of culture New Delhi 2018 - Maharashtra state award by Prafulla Dhanukar art foundation Mumbai
Bachelor of Fine Arts I.K.S.V.V.Khairagarh, India
2009 - Sahil Art Gallery Mumbai 2012 - Art 2day art gallery Pune 2014 - Icon art gallery Hyderabad 2017 - India International centre New Delhi - Roopabh Bharat Bhawan Bhopal 2019 - Displayed at Taj Falaknuma palace Hyderabad and supported by the Kalakriti art gallery
India Art Festival, Mumbai Edition, 2019, Gallerie Splash.