Pune based Indian artist Madhuri Bhaduri has established herself as the reigning queen of contemporary paintings, creating meaningful abstraction and impressionist landscapes in oil. The soothing, vibrant, peaceful colours excavates nature and its surroundings with the masterful brushstrokes that transcends the landscape into a dreamlike world. Madhuri has upended the world of art with her adorable, striking and luxuriant love for nature, Her work is reflective of ecological and environmental concerns. Among her works are murals, sculptures, furniture, lights and chandeliers, textiles, and paintings. The aesthetics of her art engages with beauty, vitality and sensuality, and her oeuvre takes the viewer beyond the tangible and obvious. Her aesthetic sensibility and positivity is reflected in the finesse and multiplicity of genres in her work.
Apart from the hundreds of exhibitions to her accolade, Madhuri was recently felicitated with the Times of India Femina Pune Art Award in 2019-20, the Amrita Shergill Rashtriya Kala Puraskar in 2018 by the National Institute of Fine Arts (NIFA) New Delhi, the Exceptional Woman of Excellence in Art Award at the Women’s Economic Forum (WEF) at The Hague, Netherlands and Bharat Nirman Foundation’s Entrepreneur Of The Year award in 2018.
We were in Conversation with Madhuri Bhaduri, bringing her intimate relationship with her subject and her art.
Please introduce yourself and give us a background on your art career.
I am a Pune based artist, a painter, working primarily in oils as a medium. I have a Master’s degree in Art and Painting and have also completed a course at the Sotheby’s institute UK in Finance in the Art Market. I have successfully exhibited my work globally for the past four decades. I have been awarded the Rastriya Kala Puraskar, The Sarojini Naidu Award from the National Institute of Fine Art, New Delhi recently amongst many other awards. In the span of last 40 odd years, I have had more than 45 solo shows and have been a part of over 100 group shows in my career since 1977.
What kind of comments do you get from your collectors and first time buyers?
My audience most often find my work calming pleasing and aesthetically appealing. Their spirits are uplifted and they find that they keep sending different emotions each time they view the work. The canvases arrest their attention and converse with them.
The first important persons to recognise and encourage my talent in the early eighties were Jamshedji Bhabha of the Tata group in Mumbai and Maharani Gayatri Devi of Jaipur . My work was included as a part of the collection of the Tata group along with senior stalwarts like M.F.Hussain, Anjolie Elamenon, Laxman Shrestha and others.
Which artist do you admire the most and why?
Vincent Van Gogh is my ever favourite and Paul Klee . Amongst Indian Artists Raza is my favourite.
What should the readers look forward to in terms of your next set of works?
I have just started on the Moon series with the various nuances n moods ..
Studio ID Art Gallery is proud to present some magnificent oil paintings of Madhuri Bhaduri, now available in Taiwan for the first time! We look forward to seeing more of her recent musings at the Studio-ID Art Gallery in Taipei. Find out more about her works at https://studio-id.sg