Sidharth (born 1956 Punjab)
Sidharth An author, a documentary filmmaker, sculptor and a painter, produces his own organic pigments from natural vegetable, minerals, earth and organic sources. While still at school in his village Sidharth started painting signboards. Working as an apprentice with village mason Tara Mistry, he learned the art of creating murals and friezes. Later he went on to learn Thangka painting technique from the Tibetan monks in Mcleodganj. He spent some time with artist Sobha Singh (painter) too at his studio in Andretta, Himachal Pradesh. After doing a five-year diploma in painting from College of Art in Chandigarh he went to Sweden for some time. He is now settled in New Delhi where he has his own studio.
Sidharth has been a part of various National and International Art Fairs - Epicenter Gurgaon India, Bangaluru art fair, Mumbai Art fair, India Art fair -(2008, 2010, 2011, 2012,2013,2014,2015, 2018,2019), Sanfrancisco art Fair, Shanghai International Art fair China, Mumbai art fair, Art fair Hong Kong, Bangaluru Art Fair, Mumbai India Art Festival, India Art Fair Solo Show with gallery Art Konsult, 2013, India Art Fair Solo Show in collaboration with gallery Art Konsult and Bargad art and culture, 2015.
Some major awards to his name are: Honorary D-Lit awarded by Punjabi University Patiala and Amrita Shergill award Chandigarh Lalit kala akademi. He has written a book ‘Neti-Neti’ and have documented 15 documentaries on Indian temple Art and Architecture. Designed houses, composed music and translated oriental poetry into Saraiki language. Detailed studies on mineral and vegetable pigments and their use in contemporary painting. Studies on south Asian and oriental techniques of paintings.
He currently has his studio in New Delhi.
Born 1956 Punjab India
Fresco painting techniques from local artisans in Punjab.
Tibetan thangka painting, from the Tibetan Monks in Dharamshala. Diploma in painting from college of art Chandigarh.
Glass blowing, Oreforsh, Sweden
Techniques of Madhubani paintings and Kashmir paper Mache crafts from master crafts persons.
25 One man shows of drawing, paintings. Paper- Mache sculptures and installations, in Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai,Telford (UK), Washington, London, Durban, Sweden and Trondheim Kunst Museum Norway
Participations in 154 national and international group shows in India and abroad
International and National Art fairs –
-Epicenter Gurgaon India – 2009 -2010 -2011
-Bangaluru art fair Banglore India -2011
-Mumbai Art fair Mumbai – 2009, 2010
-India Art fair -2008, 2010, 2011, 2012,13,14,15
-Sanfrancisco art Fair (USA)-2011
-Shanghai International Art fair China - 2011
- Mumbai art fair November 2011
- art fair Hong Kong May 2012
- Bangaluru Art Fair Oct 2012
- Mumbai India Art Festival, Nov 2012
- India Art Fair Solo Show with gallery Art Konsult, New Delhi 2013
-India Art Fair Solo Show in collaboration with gallery Art Konsult and Bargad art and culture New Delhi 2015
Residencies in U.K. Bharat Bhawan Bhopal, Punjab Lalit Kala Akademi three times and Himachal, Shimla annual exhibition of art.
-February 2012 – Honorary D-Lit awarded by Punjabi University Patiala
-2015- Amrita Shergill award Chandigarh Lalit kala akademi
Govt. Museum Chandigarh. NGMA Delhi. Punjab Lalit Kala Akademi Chandigarh. British council Delhi. British, Mexican and Swedish Ambassador residence. Dusseldorf museum. Heda, Sweden. Dabur India. Air tel. Bakshi group. India with art and many industrial groups in India USA, UK and Sweden
India, Malaysia, UK. USA. Sweden, Australia and Turkey, Italy, Japan, Russia, Cambodia, Bhutan. London China ,Africa,etc.
Wrote a book 'Neti-Neti'. 15 documentaries on Indian temple Art and Architecture. Designed houses, composed music and translated oriental poetry into Saraiki language.
Detailed studies on mineral and vegetable pigments and their use in contemporary painting. Studies on south Asian and oriental techniques of paintings. Made a short film on cow entitled 'The Decorated Cow'
A documentary film made by a well known Director Mr. K. Bikram Singh entitled a painter Sidharth 'In search of colours' sponsored by PSBT India.