- 71st All India Exhibition of Arts, Amritsar 2005
- Certificate of Merit, Lokmanya Tilak Art Exhibition,
- Smt. Gopi Cabai V. Dempo Memorial Prize, 2003
- Merit Prize, Gold Medal 5th year Goa College of
- HRD Scholarship 2005 - 2007
- Lalit Kala Scholarship 2005 - 2006
In the above works I've tried to represent symbolically
the old way of life giving way to the new. Tradition
being replaced by modernity and entangled amidst it
a section of society unable to reach the high standards
of modern life.
A city today, is a city transformed into computerized
cosmopolitan power house, which spreads it's tentacles
over everything in it's wake, seemingly resembling a
gigantic parasite, thriving, throbbing and functioning
with a life of it's own, with a tendency towards chaos.
But right in the heart of this cosmopolitan giant,
on it's street, is a different story, of untold abjection
afflicting it like a wound inspite of all it's outward
boasting of a very glamorous and advanced high tech
life. This is a section of society unable to be a part
of the modern world, even though they exist right at
it, heart. We see poverty stricken slum areas breeding
children who are very much aware of the world around
them, and who look and dream, that sometime in the future
they will be living a life of which they were never
a apart of.
The vastness of the chasm between these two sections
is what I've tried to capture in my etchings.