The significance and relevance of contemporary art are frequently disputed by the general public due to the advent of radical versions of the genre. However, art has consistently demonstrated its value throughout history. Does this still hold true for modern art? One could tend to respond “no” to this specific issue in a time and place where individuals frequently believe that “anything goes” in terms of art.
Since contemporary art is a byproduct and a witness of a certain moment and era, it has historical relevance. It gives us the ability to articulate, understand, and challenge specific sociocultural or ideological/political processes, increasing consciousness, stopping the world, and encouraging discussion. Contemporary art is a famous form of art and many leading artists such as Sangeeta Singh and Rajesh Kumar Sharma have contributed the society with their masterpieces.
Rajesh Kumar Sharma draws inspiration from rural India and tells stories about the country that show how its past is changing to reflect the reality of today. His sculptures centre on children’s games and take into account issues of the past and present. He primarily uses brass, bronze, fibre glass, and other materials in his work. Rajesh demonstrates to us that while romantic notions of rural India still exist, they are gradually fading away to make room for a newly branded, recently imported way of life. He has taken part in camps both domestically and internationally and displayed his artwork in a variety of solo and group exhibitions. He has received numerous honours and fellowships, and his works can be found in many international private and institutional collections.
Sangeeta Singh pursued science for a very long time before switching to painting. Rameshwar Broota, a renowned artist, oversaw her training at Triveni Kala Sangam. She also pursued art studies in Mizoram and at the National Museum. She received Senior Fellowship in 2015–17 from the Ministry of Culture, Government of India, and Junior Fellowship in 2007–09 from the same institution. She was also honoured by Kala Drishti on the eve of International Women’s Day in March 2016 for her commitment to art. Her solo exhibitions have taken place at venues such as the Visual Arts Gallery in New Delhi, the Jehangir Art Gallery in Mumbai, the Lalit Kala Akademi in New Delhi, the Winter Sports Museum in Austria, the Sublime Gallerie in Bengaluru, Gallery Art speaks India in New Delhi, the Azad Bhawan Gallery, and the Indian Council For Cultural Relations.
She was chosen to participate in a number of group exhibitions, including the 54th National Exhibition of Art by Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi, the 87th & 79th Annual All India Art Exhibition at AIFACS, New Delhi, Villa Doria, Italy, Gallerie Nvya, New Delhi, Aura Art, Mumbai, Gallery Art Land, Mumbai, Art Centrix Space, New Delhi, Ramod’ oro: Naples, Italy, the Muzeum Galley, Slovenia, Her creations were shown in the Gulf Art Festival exhibition Silent Dream, Voluble Realities in Dubai.
Gallerie Nyva is one of India’s biggest and most active art galleries. Its two main focuses are on showcasing significant works by masters and senior artists as well as on identifying and supporting up-and-coming young talent. In the field of modern and contemporary art, including painting, drawing, sculpture, painting, photography, ceramics, installations, and multimedia art, Nvya is a renowned and clearly defined centre for Indian art.
The gallery began its adventure in a sizable space in Friends Colony, and as a result of its ongoing expansion, it opened a second location at Square One Mall, Saket.