Rendered in bold realism and drawing on pop art iconography, Atul`s work reveals his attempt to go back to his roots. Like his exhibition on kitsch art, that he held in New Delhi some years ago. He says, “In India, the majority live with this kind of gaudy chamkila (shiny) stuff – it is very normal. I do enjoy it. I explore the visual possibilities. I also like what they do with space, form, texture, and I like the colors of kitsch,”
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Born in Mumbai in 1959, Atul Dodiya, one of the most sought after contemporary artists today, completed his Bachelor in Fine Arts from the Sir J. J. School of Arts in 1982. He says, “I was passionate about painting from childhood. I come from a liberal Kathiawadi family and was brought up on old Guru Dutt (Legendary Indian Film maker) movies and classical music of Kumar Gandharva (Classical Singer). Even though nobody in the family has an aesthetic background, they were very supportive. When I was 13, my father, a civil contractor, bought me a first class local train pass, so that I could go for art exhibitions. One of my elder sisters wanted me to be an architect. But I failed my Secondary School Certificate exams twice because I was weak in math. Finally, they allowed me to join the Sir J.J. School of Art.”
This artist bio has been sourced from Saffron Art.