K Prakash a devotional painter, an interior designer, a fashion designer and an author of around 22books on Devotional Art and Textile Designing/Fashion published in India and abroad. From an award winning Kerala based young painter boy to a National Award winner painter in Mumbai.
K Prakash threw a party on 11Nov at ArtDesh the Studio to celebrate the inauguration of his solo exhibition Mumbai Local– with some amazing installations and huge paintings on– the different faces of Mumbai's life. The famous cartoonist Vikas Sabnis inaugurated the exhibition. Artists Daxa Khandwala, Padmanabh Bendre, Kiran Chopra, Amisha Mehta, Rupali Madan, Gautam Patole, Prithvi Soni, Nipun Kumar, owner of ArtDesh the studio Bharat Patel, curator Yash Kohli and art critic Swapna Vora graced the event. Dj Sarikah Rai played some mandi and rustic music to build the atmosphere and Navin Gandharv played the Belabaharr a unique musical instrument.
Vikas Sabnis also sketched K Prakash's caricature at the gallery. "I am just amazed with the expressions of Mumbai captured by K Prakash and the way he has displayed through his works."
"K Prakash has brought forth the essence of Mumbai in his show. From the life line of Mumbai as local trains to the rustic Dharavi and the carefree attitude of the city all are depicted in a unique manner. The installation where he sketched the cart-puller on his cart is truly noteworthy," said Kiran Chopra.
Where Padmanabh Bendre felt that, "the artist was influenced by the common objects around us and has expressed it in an imaginative and creative way. The objects such as carts, dabbas, keys and cillies were aesthetically interwoven with forms, space, texture and colour which only a creative artist can capture."
Asking about his exhibition K Prakash said, "With Mumbai local – I am just trying to portray Mumbai's day to day life. What we see and experience – that all has some story and visions weaved within. I am happy to find that people admired my work and that's the biggest award for an artist."
Well that's Mumbai Local.
The exhibition will remain from Nov 11-18th at ArtDesh the studio. Timings 11am to 6.30pm (Sunday Closed) Tel: 24459659, 93243 89453, www.kprakash.com