Pravin M W

Pravin M W

artist bio

Pravin M.W. has completed his BFA (Painting) from Sir J.J. School of Arts, Mumbai and MVA (Painting) from M.S. University, Baroda. He was a recipient of the Nasreen Mohamedi Award in 2013. Pravin has participated in various group shows including Vadfest 2015, Priyasri Art Gallery, Vadodara in 2015, Gallery Art Angel at Mumbai in 2014, Indian Art Summit in 2011, Berlin Video nights at Berlin in 2010, etc.

artist statement

About process

During my schooling I had developed a habit of doodling and I got interest into human figures. And it had a strong influence on me. In subjects such as sculptures, portraits, I found influences especially when it foregrounded the human figure. Apart from it I realised my interest about explosives, such as gun powder, hand grenades, fire crackers to symbolise destructive venture. This affinity came from my encounter with Mumbai train blast. I wasn't victim of it but was a witness to it when it happened in front of me. It had a huge impact on my creative process. At times I tried to move away and look it from a critical distance which helps me to make changes. I take my inspiration from numerous sources such as mythology and folk tales which I have used as to interpret contemporary situation and emotions of human beings.

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