08 January 2012, 3.00 PM @ Kalakriti Art Gallery
Born in 1946 in Maharashtra, Prabhakar Kolte studies at the JJ School of Art, Mumbai. In 1972, he joined JJ School of Art and taught till he retired in 1994. Kolte has established himself as one of India’s leading contemporary artsits, with his several shows at home and abroad. he lives and works in Mumbai.
He has had several solo shows and participated in important group exhibitions like ‘Art- Mosaic- celebration of Calcutta’s Tercentenary, Calcutta and Mumbai, 1990; ‘Wounds’ CIMA Gallery, Calcutta, 1993; ‘Parallel Perceptions’ Sakshi, Gallery, Mumbai, 1993 and 94 and ‘Bombay- A Tribute To The City’ organized by RPG Enterprises, Mumbai, 1995. Kolte has also exhibited at ‘Six Indian Painters’ curated by Geeta Kapur at Toto grad, Yugoslavia, Ankara and Istanbul, 1985, ‘Three Artists’ Hong Kong, 1995 and Galerie Foundation for Indian Artists, Amsterdam, 1996.
Kolte’s abstract layering with paint echo cityscapes where the signs and textures reveal his modernist consciousness. Bands of color juxtaposed against each other create bold ascensions and recessions.