Madhuri Kathe

Madhuri Kathe

Untitled 15, 2024
Gauze, cloth, rice paper, dyes, burnt and ripped paper and acrylic color on
canvas
48 x 36 Inches (With Frame 49.5 x 37.3 Inches)
Untitled 13, 2024
Gauze, cloth, rice paper, dyes, burnt and ripped paper and acrylic color on
canvas
48 x 36 Inches (With Frame 49.5 x 37.3 Inches)
Untitled 8, 2024
Gauze, cloth, rice paper, dyes, burnt and ripped paper and acrylic color on canvas
36 x 36 Inches (With Frame 37.5 x 37.5 Inches)

Madhuri Kathe (b.1972, Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh, India) completed her BFA in Drawing and Painting, 1993, MA in Ancient Indian History, Culture and Archaeology, 1995 and PhD, Vikram University, Ujjain, 1999. Her works have been exhibited in solo shows at  Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai, 2022, 2008; Artisera, Bangalore, 2021; Kalakriti Art Gallery, Hyderabad, 2023, 2020, Artisans Kala Ghoda, Mumbai, 2017 and in group shows at  Kynkyny Art Gallery, Bangalore, 2014 and 2022, Bussan International Art Fair, South Korea, 2018, Gallery Beyond, Mumbai, 2018, United Art Fair, New Delhi, 2012, Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum, Mumbai, 2010, Yellow, Galerie Mueller and Plate, Munich, Germany, 2007, 2006, Dhoomimal Gallery, New Delhi, 2007, Lalit Kala akademi, New Delhi, 2007, Kashya Hildebrand Gallery, Zurich, Switzerland, 2007, CIMA Gallery, Kolkata, 2005, Gallery Jamaat, Mumbai, 2005 and  Contemporary Art Gallery, Ahmadabad, 2000. 

She has been awarded at All India Fine Arts and Crafts Society, New Delhi, 1996; Madhya Pradesh Kala Parishad Award, Devi Ahilya University, Indore, 1993; National Youth Festival, Banaras Hindu University, 1992 and has been selected to exhibit at 10th Hindu Conference, New York, 1984. She has been an artist-in-residence at Atlej–Am, Sweden, 2018.

Madhuri explores the fractal nature of the universe on canvas, delving into metaphysics through philosophical ideas in texts like the Bhagawad Gita. Her works are influenced by the illusory nature of the cosmos, impermanence, and a profound sense of the fleeting nature of time. She believes that the concept of “macrocosm and microcosms” holds infinite possibilities for artists and thinkers, remaining relevant from ancient to contemporary times. The eternal beauty lies in its timeless nature. Drawing inspiration from the Anu-renu (Divine God particles), smaller than the visible and perceivable only through Divya Drishti (Divine sight). For Kathe, a correlation emerges between the large and small, revealing universal truths. She perceives the world as transient, emphasising the supremacy and eternity of the mind. 

Madhuri Kathe lives and works in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.

Untitled 10, 2024
Gauze, cloth, rice paper, dyes, burnt and ripped paper and acrylic color on
canvas
36 x 36 Inches (With Frame 37.5 x 37.5 Inches)