From: 23rd to 29th October 2023
An Ode to Goa’s Village Life
An Exhibition of Paintings by renowned artist Mohan Naik
Jehangir Art Gallery
161-B, M.G. Road
Kala Ghoda, Mumbai 400 001
Timing: 11am to 7pm.
Contact: +91 9822488083, 8888862462
“Rustic Rhapsody,” a solo exhibition of the captivating works by the renowned artist, Mohan Naik. Mohan Naik’s art is a vivid portrayal of rustic Indian life, skillfully combining figurative aesthetics with the timeless theme of human association with livestock. His works resonate with a nostalgic charm, capturing the essence of village life that is slowly vanishing in our ever-developing world.
This show was inaugurated on 23rd October 2023 by Dr. Navroz S. Kothari in the presence of Mr. Bharat Shetty, President & Managing Director – Grandprix(India) Pvt. Ltd., Architect Arka Pradhan, Nitin Jadia, Dr. Uttam Jain, Dinesh Kocchar, Mahendra Kalantri, Dr. Jayesh Dakre, Preeti Singhal, Founder of Art Zolo Gallery, Daegal Godinho, Suraj Laheru – Director –JS Art Gallery, Hetal Shukla – Art Curator, Gaurav Prateek – Actor, Manmohan Jaiswal – Art Curator and many other art lovers & art dignitaries
Born and raised in the picturesque state of Goa, Mohan Naik embarked on an unconventional artistic journey after completing his double graduation. He had the audacity to follow his dreams, dedicating himself entirely to the world of art. In doing so, he not only realized his own success but also paved the way for countless other artists, proving that art is a path worth pursuing with passion.
Mohan Naik’s art is a timeless celebration of rural harmony. His evocative paintings are a window into a simpler, more genuine way of life, one that is steadily fading in the wake of modernization. His mastery of challenging mediums, especially oils, has been consistently validated over the decades. The resilience and enduring quality of his creations stand as a testament to his unwavering commitment to his craft.
The artist’s choice of pastel and warm colors, meticulously balanced across the canvas, mirrors the natural color palette of the Indian village. His paintings don’t just depict livestock like goats and cows; they symbolize the intimate companionship that these animals provide to the people of these rustic spaces. Mohan Naik’s art effortlessly captures the deep bond between man and beast.
In the world of Indian art, Mohan Naik’s works are frequently displayed alongside those of the masters. This esteemed placement is a testament to the exceptional quality and standards upheld by this visionary artist. His attention to detail in each piece and his straightforward, yet profound titles enable every viewer to connect personally with the art. This simplicity invites contemplation and appreciation of the art’s inherent meanings, making it accessible and profound in its own right.
RUSTIC RHAPSODY An Exhibition Of Paintings By Renowned Artist Mohan Naik In Jehangir Art Gallery