Rahul Inamdar is what they call a crossover artist. With an MBA and Engineering degree and a decade of corporate experience at Marico and Godrej, he took to the canvas in 2007, moving on to give up his corporate career. Subsumed by Claude Monet’s expansive Waterlilies at Musee L’Orangerie, he was struck by the way a piece of art could move the viewer. Enquiry into the why, followed.
Reflections on oneness, the space and the sublime in works such as Rothko’s monolithic chapel paintings, Bach’s Cello suites by Yo-Yo Ma, Nasreen Mohamedi’s subtle paper works - became the education. Intent upon evolving a feeling, pure and unhindered, he works on his canvas. Surrendering to the intuition, he lets the moment take over.
Colours emerge onto the canvas from the inner recesses of his mind, transparent sonorous reds, somber greens and poignant grays. Merging their individuality, while holding on to their character, the application and reduction continues till the moment when the work becomes space, becomes light.
It was not long before he began showing his works at public venues like Jehangir Art Gallery, Nehru Centre and India Habitat Centre in India, Dubai and Milan.
‘...Ellipsis’ is his first major solo exhibition with a private gallery, in the capital.
LET GO | Nehru Centre Gallery, 2019
LESS | India Habitat Centre – Open Palm Gallery, 2018 THE TWAIN SHALL MEET | India Art Festival, Delhi, 2017 SPACE | INDIA ART FESTIVAL, Nehru Centre, 2013
SKIN THE LABEL | Installation at Godrej Campus, Mumbai, 2013 Mural at Museum of Memories, Mumbai | 2012
Show at Magazzini dell'Arte Contemporanea, Trapani, August 2019 Solo show at Gallery Threshold, New Delhi, September 2019 GROUP SHOWS
Venti Contemporanei, Tuscany, Italy, 2019 In the moment, WAD, Dubai, 2019 Contrast is Beautiful, AAF, Milan 2019
Megha Malhar, Gallerie Nvya, New Delhi, 2018
Art Society of India show, Jehangir Art Gallery,
Six Hues, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai, 2016 ART TALKS / WORKSHOPS
On Abstraction, Indigo Mustard Art Project, Mumbai 2019 In search of Goosebumps, World Art Dubai 2017
10+ years of work in Innovation and Brand Management in - Godrej Consumer Products, Marico, GE Money
MMS (Marketing), Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management, Mumbai, 2003 BE (Mechanical Engineering) from Mumbai University, 2001