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Radiance Within: Sunil Deore's Short Stories in Sculpture

Sunil Deore's sculptures take you to a world of fantasy where the mundane reality of life merges into a higher order of truth of existence. Forms merge into each other. One object morphs into another with such ease and fluidity that the viewer remains transfixed into a fantastic charm.

Sculptor Sunil Deore's latest exhibition at Nehru Centre Art Gallery, AC Gallery, Dr. Annie Besant Road, Worli, Mumbai between 17th to 20th November '23, proved to be a visual feast for art enthusiasts. This eagerly anticipated show offered a unique opportunity to witness the evolution of Deore's artistry and experience the cultural richness that ever defined his work.


This show was inaugurated on 17th November 2023 by Honorable Guest Supriyatai Sule, National President Nationalist Congress Party.


Sunil Deore embarked on his artistic journey as a student at the Sir JJ School of Art. He laid the foundation for his studies in 1989 and furthered his artistic education at the Aurangabad School of Art in 1995. Completing his focused studies in sculpture, he honed his craft at the prestigious Sir JJ School of Art in Mumbai. 


Sunil Deore has earned widespread acclaim, securing numerous national and international awards, among them the prestigious Indira Gandhi Sadbhavana Award. His artistic prowess has transcended borders, with exhibitions held across the globe, from London and Dubai to Abu Dhabi and the United States.


Notably, Deore stands as the creator of the national emblem sculpture for the newly constructed Sansad Bhavan, a testament to his significant contributions to public art and national symbolism. His achievements underscore the global recognition of his talent and the impact of his work on both a national and international scale.

Sunil Deore's sculptures, known for their fusion of tradition and contemporary expression, will be on display, inviting visitors to explore the intricate narratives and symbolism woven into each piece. The Nehru Centre Art Gallery provides the perfect backdrop for Deore's creations, offering a space where his sculptures can engage with viewers on a profound and immersive level.


As visitors stepped into the gallery, they were greeted by a diverse array of sculptures crafted from various materials, showcasing Deore's versatility and mastery of his craft. The exhibition served as a visual journey through India's cultural tapestry, with each sculpture telling a story transcending time and resonated with the complexities of modern existence.


From intricately carved mythological figures to contemporary explorations inspired by folklore, Sunil Deore's latest exhibition was a testament to his ability to bridge the gap between tradition and innovation. The showcase not only celebrated the artist's creative prowess but also invitd reflection on the evolving nature of Indian art and its global relevance.


Sunil Deore's artwork seamlessly blends tradition and innovation, showcasing a horse as a symbolic machine, representing the inspiration behind human inventions like the car.


Deore's work also celebrated intrinsic radiance, stating, "People who shine from within don't need the spotlight. Nothing can dim the light that shines from within."

Art enthusiasts, scholars, and the general public alike were invited to immerse themselves in Sunil Deore's world of sculptural brilliance at the Nehru Centre Art Gallery. This exhibition proved to be a captivating experience, offering a glimpse into the artist's profound connection to his cultural roots and his ongoing contribution to the dynamic landscape of contemporary Indian art.

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