Jehangir Art Gallery
161-B, M.G. Road,
Kala Ghoda, Mumbai 400001
Timing: 11am to 7pm
A naturally gifted artist, Mukhtar Kazi born in 1977 who holds a diploma in Art ,is extremely versatile in his subjects and pours his life experiences into it. His works showcase his flair for painting in different media.
The artist’s passion lies in doing abstracts though he enjoys painting realistic works too. He explains his creative process in the following words:
An enigmatic journey towards light – that’s what life means to me. I have tried to depict this through my artworks. How one navigates life’s dualities such as birth and death, union and division, light and dark, has always fascinated me. In my recent series of paintings, I attempt to bridge the gap between dream vs reality or between darkness vs light. I prefer to use thin and transparent layers of acrylic colour to capture the essence of this journey. Often, I use several layers of a single colour to feel the sensibility of light and space. This is my unique process motivated by self-awareness and interaction with light.
Kazi has participated in several solo and group shows in India and abroad and participated in art camps. The painter has also given several live demonstrations of charcoal and acrylic paintings.
Besides painting, the artist works has been featured in books on MF Husain, Aamir Khan, and Amitabh Bachchan. He displayed some of his paintings at the Frames75 Exhibition on Amitabh Bachchan curated by Pradeep Chandra and SMM Ausaja . Mukhtar created a portrait of Javed Akhtar with NAILS & THREAD to be a part of his 75th birth anniversary exhibition which was highly appreciated by one and all.
Kazi’s work was chosen by eminent art critic Keshav Malik as the best painting at an exhibition in Delhi.
His paintings are in the collections of many private collectors and government institutes in India and abroad.