The exhibition in its physical form is open to the public between 11 am to 6 pm every day except on Sundays and other government mandated closure dates. Visits to the gallery need prior appointments. Visitors to the gallery must wear facemasks at all times. Physical distancing and other safety measures will be followed at the gallery.
Rejecting representational art and figuration, Pandit Khairnar presents his abstraction as an end in itself. He eliminates all subjective traces from his work, including brushstrokes, opting for blurs of rich colour from the Indian landscape.
He has created spaces for introspection as intermediaries to a transcendental aesthetic experience. With no subject other than pure colour itself he takes the viewer into a mythical and spiritual realm where one connects with the personal and mythic which transcend the limitations of imagery.
By Kristine Michael
Born in 1968, Pandit Khairnar did his Diploma in Fine Art from L.S. Raheja School of Art, Mumbai in 1992. He is seen as one of the one of the foremost colour field painters in India. His paintings, existential in tone and content, are composed with the intention of communicating a sense of intangible ‘isness’.
Pandit Khairnar has had solo exhibitions at Threshold Art Gallery, in New Delhi in 2018, Volte Gallery, Mumbai in 2012; Jehangir art gallery, Mumbai in 2011; 'The Sheltering Sky' Gallery– 7, Mumbai in 2005; Jehangir art gallery, Mumbai organized by Bombay Art gallery in 2006 and 2001; Sans Tache Art Gallery, Mumbai in 1998; ‘First Solo Show' at Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai in 1996. He was represented by Volte at India Art Fair 2016. He was represented by Gallery Threshold at the India Art Fair, in 2019 and 2020. His shows include- Amar Gallery, London with Parul Thacker, 2017. Two-person show with Rajendra Dhawan, at Gallery -7, Mumbai in 2002 and in 2008 'Reduced to Essentials-II', two-person show with sculptor Madan Lal at Bombay Art Gallery, Mumbai. He has been awarded by the Bombay Art Society, Mumbai in 2004 and 1992; state of Maharashtra Merit Award and L.S. RAHEJA School of Art Award in 1992.
The artist lives and works in Nasik, India.