Sudhir Patwardhan

A keen observer of life and all its wonderful details, Sudhir Patwardhan is an artist, and an occasional writer and lecturer...

Five Ways to Conceive a Painting

How do different things, thoughts, situations and people influence a painting? What are the ways a work of art can be conceived, constructed and created? Are they quick and spontaneous? Or slow and carefully thought through? How does an artist evolve and change with each of his works?

We are delighted to invite Sudhir Patwardhan - renowned contemporary painter - to Mumbai Local.

For Sudhir Patwardhan, anything can determine the nature of a painting - an old memory, a piece of literature, a strong emotion, an experience on the streets, even a passing suggestion. These are the 'seeds' of the creation and the way they are 'sown' determines the way Sudhir's work proceeds.

In this Mumbai Local, Sudhir Patwardhan will share with us five of his paintings and the fascinating stories behind them. He will take us through each of their journeys - the pleasures, the pains, the rich experiences that helped create them. He will also talk to us about how he channels his different energies and capabilities to complete his paintings and how that influences him as an artist.

Join us as we explore and understand how incredible works of arts come alive with real experiences.

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@ MCubed Library, Bandra (W) - 1st Sat, 5:00 pm
@ Dr Bhau Daji Lad Mumbai City Museum, Byculla (E) - 2nd Sun, 5 pm
@ Kitab Khana, Fort - 3rd Fri, 5:30 pm
@ Somaiya Vidyavihar, Vidyavihar (E) - 4th Fri, 4:00 pm

A keen observer of life and all its wonderful details, Sudhir Patwardhan is an artist, and an occasional writer and lecturer on art. He has been a curator focusing on introducing new audiences to contemporary art. His work has been exhibited regularly in India and abroad in the past thirty years. Recent participations include Kochi Biennale, 2014-2015; 'Seven Decades of Indian Drawing' at IGNCA, New Delhi; Modernist Art from India, Rubin Museum, New York. 2012; 'Social Fabric' at INIVA, London; and IFA -Galerie Stuttgart, Germany, 2013; and a one person show 'Route Maps' at The Guild and Jehangir Art Gallery in 2012.

A monograph on his work, 'The Complicit Observer' written by Ranjit Hoskote, was published in 2004. This was followed in 2007 by another book by Ranjit Hoskote on his drawings called 'The Crafting of Reality'.

Sudhir Patwardhan was born in Pune and now lives and works out of Thane, Mumbai. To read more extensively on him and his work, visit

Venues Dates Time
12-100 yrs
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