ABOUT THE ARTIST:
BFA- College of Art & Craft, Lucknow
MFA- College of Art, Delhi
SMP- IIM, Calcutta
Art and language share an unspoken connection. Pankaj explored this connection in the most novel way. He kick-started is journey by showcasing a unique experiment that combined his art with the work of fiery poet, Harivansh Rai Bachchan’s Madhushala. In 1992, B.B.C. broadcasted its review of Pankaj Nigam’s fusion art Madhushala. Since 1993, his art has made its way to at least 45 exhibitions at various art galleries in India and abroad.
Pankaj’s musings today are more about one’s inner quest, about the search of one’s own Budhdha, one’s journey from within; A state of inner bliss where you feel the eternal light within the ocean of conscience. Perhaps his close connections with poetry, theatre and social causes in the past have brought him to a point of reflection where he is seeking answer to all this within his soul.
As quoted in ‘The Telegraph’, “Pankaj Nigam’s creations are a fusion of art and poetry, freedom and conformity, empathy and expression. Mainly articulating human feelings and desires, his works are introspective pieces that take the viewer on to a journey of self-discovery and realization”
Group and Solo Exhibitions- More than 45 exhibitions in Jehangir Art Gallery and Nehru Centre in Mumbai, Visual Art Gallery, Palm Court Gallery, Lallit Kala Academy, Alla Prima International Art Fair 2014, AIFACS Art Gallery, First International Art Fair 2018, Academy of Fine Arts Gallery, Shridharani Art Gallery and various Art Galleries in Delhi. Birla Academy of Art & Culture, Academy of Fine Arts in Kolkata, and The Bridgeport Art Center in Chicago. Art Exhibitions at Hotel Crowne Plaza Today Gurgaon, Hotel Pullman, Oxford Bookstore, Vivanta- by Taj Dwarka in New Delhi
Paintings adorn the walls of The President House, New Delhi, U.P. State Lalit Kala Academy, U.P. state Sangeet Natak Academy, JC Art Centre, Malaysia, NIIT Ltd. Delhi, NIIT Technologies, Czech Embassy-Delhi and also in private collections in Malaysia, Germany, Canada, Czech Republic, Russia and USA.