State of Origin: Maharashtra, India
Born to Art: 1976
Sharad Kale creates a collage of mixed media. Turning colours into alluring compositions that build a dialogue with his thoughts, people and shapes, Sharad portrays kaleidoscopic patterns giving depth to each form.
Your practice is inspired by…
I am a student of Raheja School of Art, Mumbai. While in school, I was exposed to different mediums, which gave me a good base to develop my own style. I started by working on creating Impressions of artists. Now, I have finally started creating artworks in Charcoal. I am inspired by this medium. It allows me to capture realistic and abstract style in one creation.
Your take on colours…
I like the simplicity of primary colours – red, yellow and blue. And, of course there is black and white, which is so mysterious, yet, very communicative.
A word on art…
Art is an evolving process. There is no definite form to art – it changes, as you change. When I start to paint, I am usually as blank as my canvas. I don’t plan my artwork; I go with flow of my colours and art strokes until I stop to make that final signature.
In my journey as an artist, I am grateful to have met teachers who have helped me grow at various stages in life. And, now as an art teacher, I try to instil this free flow of art in my students.
Awards and Recognition:
1999: Best Composition in Raheja School of Art
1999: Best Academic Work Camlin Ltd
1995/96: Annual Exhibition Award for Portrait