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Vrindavan Solanki was born in Junagadh, Gujarat in 1942. He studied Diploma in Painting from M.S. University, Vadodara in 1980, In 1982 he has completed his Post Diploma in Graphics, M.S. University, Vadodara. He was Visiting faculty in NID, Ahmedabad during 1982-87. He likes to call his diplomas, degrees and prizes "bits of paper" is focused in his choice of career. In 1987-90, he has been member of Lalit Kala Academy, Gujarat. Solanki's paintings portrays the men and women of Rajasthan in easy, flowing lines. His fascination with these people can be traced to his childhood when the children of the Rabari tribe of this State would visit his house. Typically, he draws them in black and white, capturing their innate beauty and the timelessness of their lifestyle. His paintings have a photographic quality about them as he creates a play of light and shadow over the canvas.
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Wasim Kapoor is an eminent painter in India. He was born on 3rd January 1951 in Lucknow. Kapoor acquired First Class Diploma in Fine Arts from the Indian College of Arts and Draftsmanship, Calcutta, in 1971. He is an artist possessed by the dark emotions of pain, suppression, suffering and loneliness. All his subjects, whether simple Indian women involved in daily tasks, Jesus Christ or even the ubiquitous Kolkata rickshaws, reflect angst and torment at the hands of a cruel society. He says, "90 percent of my work is about the suffering of women and their problems." Although he humorously believes it`s because of the underworld-like way he dresses, All his life his attire has always been black. He wears a black coat, black jacket, black kurta and carries a silver stick. Others think that it`s the controversies he seems to be ever-embroiled in. Kapoor has been exhibiting his works in solo and group shows for more than 30 years now and seems to have achieved more in this time than most artists do in their entire careers. Kapoor has contributed proceeds from some of his sales towards a leprosy center and even taken part in the Picasso centenary exhibition by Calcutta painters in 1981.
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