Book Details

Book title: Contemporary Art North India
Author(s): Rajesh Chadha, Nonika Singh, Dr. Guneeta Chadha
ISBN: 9788182749498
Publication Year: 2017
Binding: HB
Pages: 202
Price: Rs. 1995 Rs. 1995
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Contemporary Art North India charts the trajectory of Modernism in the region, tracing aesthetic influences and history leading up to its contemporary art. The book’s editorial strategy focuses specially on the unique practices of the various artists who live and work in North India, and their aesthetic predecessors, through profiles as opposed to overarching histories that treat oeuvres for their overlaps. This particular approach allows for diversity, bringing attention to individual aesthetics, straying away from tendencies to build a singular narrative for an expansive, though culturally aligned region.

ABOUT Author


Rajesh is a management consultant and a trainer. Marketing professional also a thought-provoking poet, author, and an artist. Rajesh has three published books to his credit. How to be a High performance Manager, Write a letter to God, Moksha The easy way.

Whatever he has learnt and understood from the different books and translations of Bhagavad-Gita He has put those learning’s and experiences in his writing and graphic paintings. He has made more than 750 paintings and has displayed his works in museums and Birla Academy of art and culture Kolkata.

His friends say about him “You have an unwavering commitment to improving this world.” It’s not a corny or impractical sentiment at all, but a fascinating puzzle. You’ve got innovative ideas on how to improve things for everyone here. He runs an NGO named SAMARPIT to help underprivileged children.

It’s almost as if he’s sitting there talking to you. Page after page. The language- sample and straight, the ideas – crystal clear and the goal only one-success.

The images in his paintings reveal the full measure of expression as prescribed by the skillful navigation of the medium. The mixing and juxtaposing of multiple ideas and visions is beautifully expressed in technique and style.

A journalist of considerable repute with an experience of over two decades, Nonika has covered art and culture for Hindustan Times for nearly a decade. Currently working as Assistant Editor “The Tribune” Chandigarh her abiding interest in art, culture continues. Her contribution to art and culture has been honoured by various organizations such as the Punjab Arts Council and Pracheen Kala Kendra. She has been the recipient of various awards such as the Balraj Sahni memorial award. She has been as active member of various academies such as Chandigarh Sangeet Natak Academy and Chandigarh Lalit Kala Akademy for over nine years. Her writing is lucid and profound, readable as well as backed with ample research.

Dr. Guneeta Chadha is a popular name in the field of art and has painted a countless number of astonishing artworks. He creative impulses surge forth in varied images and forms. She is Head of Department of Fine Arts GCG Sector 11 Chandigarh. Dr. Guneeta has more than 25 years of experience in teaching. Guneeta Chadha has done many solo shows and 40 group exhibitions across India. She has been a subject expert for selecting many lecturers in the various colleges and Universities of the region. She is a member board of studies Punjab University. Her research papers have been well appreciated and read in many national seminars. She has been honored by organizations as Women Achiever of the year. Her contribution in the field of art and education is well appreciated by all.

Participating Artists:

Mr. Ranbir Kaleka, Mr. Raghu Rai, Ms. Arpana Caur, Ms. Anupam Sud, Mr. Prem Singh, Ms. Kavita Nayar, Mr. Paramjeet Singh, Mr. Paramjit Singh, Mr. Baldev Gambhir, Mr. Sidharth, Mr. Viren Tanwar, Mr. Diwan Manna, Mr. Rajesh Chadha, Mr. Mohinder Tuli, Ms. Kamal Sohal, Mr. Atul Mehra, Mr. Ravinder Sharma, Mr. Satwant Sumail, Mr. Pradeep Verma, Ms. Saroj Rani Verma, Mr. Bheem Malhotra, Mr. Madan Lal, Dr. Guneeta Chadha, Mr. O.P. Parameshwaram, Mr. Narinder Singh, Mr. Sanjeev Verma, Mr. Sikander, Ms. Varinder Kaur Rosy, Mr. Gurdeep Dhiman, Ms. Ritu Verma, Mr. Pawan Kumar, Mr. Manu Singh, Mr. Ankush Bagga, Ms. Robina Singh

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