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Ashok Kumar

ARTIST
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Ashok Kumar is a Visual Artist working as freelancer in New Delhi, India. He was born in 1965 in Bihar, India. During his childhood he grew up in very delicate artistic milieu within the traditional family where Ashok nourished his artistic imagination under the inspiration of his father’s creativity. After schooling, he graduated in Fine Arts from College of Art, Patna University in the year 1987. During his college years he carved out a niche in the art field and won many accolades in the Inter-Universities and National youth festivals across the country.
 
In 1990 he received scholarship for the higher studies in the field of fine art at L’Ecole Superieure des Beaux-arts de Marseille, France. Ashok accomplished his two year study in the rich French cultural diversity. During two year tenure he got to meet many renowned French contemporary artists and teachers. It was eye opener and lifetime experience for him to visit and study all art museum and art centre in Paris and Marseille. Cultural visit to the other places in France at Paris, Versailles, Nime, Nice, Arles, Alpes, Aix-en-provence, Avignon, Cannes, Golf-Juan, Gamonos, Antibes, Aubagn, Vallauris, Marseille, Lacenas, Florence (Italy) Antwerpen (Belgium) become big influence on his style. He attracted the attention of French people through his exhibition of Drawings at Galerie Eof, Paris in 1998 while later on the Indian viewers admired his drawings at Bajaj art Gallery, Mumbai 2000 and Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai 2005. Ashok has thoroughly achieved many successes in the several art exhibition, workshop, art camps and artist residencies in India and abroad.
 
Ashok has continuously created semi-figurative and abstract painting while exploring the new vision with his creative search and universal unity like Cosmic, Divine Dream and Symbolic Quest to name a few. He has been invited participant in the International Biennale artist’s exhibition at LuminArte Gallery, Dallas, Texas 2011, attended Artists Residency at II de La Reunion 2011 by FRAC Reunion, exhibited ‘cosmic conscious’ (a creation of painting and ceramic) at MOCA St. Denis which was appreciated by people of La Reunion. RE_ART t(W)oo Recycling Art Exhibition in Ihlienworth, Hamburg, Germany 2013 was one of his longest running exhibition. He was an invited artist to ‘Masterstrokes’ an Artist in Residence 2013 program at Hyatt Regency, New Delhi, India. Other distinguished participation was in first Malaysian ‘Langkawi Art Biennale 2014’ at Langkawi Island, Malaysia and The Sixth Beijing International Art Biennale (Memory and Dreams) at National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China 2015. Ashok is a high spirited artist who is greatly associated with Indian Art & Culture.
ACADEMIC QUALIFICATION

B.F.A. (Fine art, Painting) College of Arts, Patna University 1987,
Higher studied of painting in L’Ecole superieure des beaux-arts de
Marseille- France (1990-1992)
 
GROUP ART EXHIBITION 
 
1990- All India paintings exhibition of acquisition at Lalit Kala Akademi,
          New Delhi
1996- The sixth Biennial of contemporary Indian Arts, Bhopal.
2008- An exhibition of Indian contemporary art, Art Mall, New Delhi
2010- A group exhibition of Indian Contemporary art, by ColorsCorridor  
          at LKA, New Delhi.
2011- An exhibition by senior artist camp & Mauritian artist camp at
          AIFACS,New Delhi
2011- International Biennale Artists Exhibition at Dallas,TX,USA.
2011- Contemporary art Exhibition created by the artists residence
          ‘Crossings’ by Frac Reunion at MOCA,Saint Denis, Reunion Island.
2012- International art exhibition by SODEFA,Chandigarh.
2013- RE-ART t(W)oo Recycling Art Exhibition in Hamburg, Germany.
2013- “Artists in Residence” at Hyatt Regency, New Delhi
2014- First Malaysia art Biennale ‘Langkawi Art Biennale’ Malaysia
2015- The Sixth Beijing International Art Biennale, Beijing, China
 
SOLO EXHIBITION
 
1998- Drawings exhibition (Galerie éof) Paris, France
2000- An Indo- French experience Exhibition of Drawings
           (Bajaj Art Gallery) Mumbai.
2005- ‘Feel the Provocative lines of the creation’ an exhibition
           of drawings at Gallery one, Jehangir Art Gallery, 2005,
           Mumbai, India.
2016- Astonishing Effect' a solo exhibition of Paintings and drawings,
           at Colors Corridor art Gallery, New Delhi, India
 
ART CAMPS, ARTISTS RESIDENCY AND WORKSHOP

1992- All India art Camp, Bhubaneshwar, Orissa.
2008- All India painters camp of senior artist, Art mall, New Delhi
2010- 7thNational art Festival, at Hotel Polo Tower,Shillong (Meghalaya)
          by LKA, New Delhi
2011- KM-CCAC ArtistCamp at Hill’s Pride Resort, Kasauli (HP)
2010- All India fine artist Camp by DP Dhar Memorial Trust at Pahalgam,
          (J & K)
2011- Indian Contemporary Artist Camp at Orchard Park Resort, Kullu ((HP)
2011- Indian Contemporary artist Camp at Kalagram, Chandigarh by NZCC
2011- All India Senior Artist Camp at AIFACS, New Delhi
2011- Paridhi Se Parey’ an Artist Workshop at Valmikinagar by ColorsCorridor,
          New Delhi
2011- All India Painters camp by Bihar LKA at Patna.
2011- Artists Residence ‘Crossings’ during the Festival ‘ Liberte Metisse’ by
          Frac La Reunion
2013- Painting and photography workshop by BSBCCL & Dept.of Art, Culture,
          Bihar
2013- Artists in Residence at Hyatt Regency, New Delhi
2014- National Art Camp and exhibition at Patna
2014- National cotemporary painting Camp at MACC, Kurukshetra Haryana
2014- Workshop during ‘Langkawi Art Biennale, Langkawi Island, Malaysia
2015- The Kalbelia Residency 2015 with Jack Beng-Thi at Jaipur, Rajasthan,
           India

ART

Ashok is revealing an astonishing effect in his painting and drawing through the imagination and technique he uses. The dream and imagination of the human being are depicted aesthetically. Centre subject is human being with the support of their environment and elements. The new series of art works shows the new side of his though process; here he has tried to depict the cultural sign and symbol which belongs to the global religion, tradition and ritual practices. Colors are relevant for creating the atmosphere and harmony all over the canvas with their spontaneous flow of the brush strokes and different texture. Most of the acrylic medium paintings explore the transparent layers. He was worked on the canvas to represent the essence of our culture as a sign of unity and togetherness globally.
 
Drawing – He has depicted many elements from the nature in his previous and recent drawings like animal, human figure, birds, insects with the combination of trees and plants. He has brilliantly created all forms rapidly with the flowing and forceful lines for magical effect on the surface. It’s enjoyable to see his imagination with the lines.


COLORS CORRIDOR
An art gallery where passion for art meets the purity of heart
 
Colors Corridor came into existence in August 2009 as an e-art gallery to promote various art forms, primarily paintings of the contemporary Indian geniuses. This art gallery, built with the bricks of passion, showcases the classiest works of existing and in-the-making virtuosos. The idea is to project the best work, not necessarily brand, into the realm of art aficionados worldwide.
 
Within less than two years of its birth, Colors Corridor achieved a major landmark and grew into a physical art gallery. The gallery showcases a wide spectrum of art forms like paintings, sketches, drawings and sculptures. Located in Lado Sarai, New Delhi, The gallery can be visited with prior intimation. The founding vision of Colors Corridor has been art centric. Colors Corridor offers an ideal platform for the famed artists and their art. Further, it strives to play a vital role in championing the cause of gifted artists who have yet to make it big in the commercial terms. On the whole, Colors Corridor is proud to have huge collection of artworks that epitomize the best of Indian art.
 
In short period, Colors Corridor has successfully organized several art exhibition at auditoria like Travancore Palace art gallery, India Habitat Centre & Lalit Kala Akademi New Delhi. Presenting and promoting the rich Indian art and the multitudinous potential of Indian artists are the main goals of the gallery run by passionate professionals.
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