Creativity of an artist is a multifaceted activity. His devotion with art is well groomed with his craftsmanship and philosophy of life. Life is full of experiences.. and when the sensitive with mind interacts with the situations of life... his thought process begins to generate images. At some fine moment... he realizes, this is the subject which has engrossed my mind and soul. The quest for exploration of this subject becomes so demanding.. a series of paintings is born!
Dilip Kadam, a senior painter.. a professor and head of the department at Abhinava Kala Mahavidyalaya, Pune.
He is an eminent comic illustrator and created more than six hundred comics for the renowned Amar Chitra Katha and other publications. All the subjects through these comics revolved around the epics of Ramayan, Mahabharat, Bhagwat. Dilip thinks religious thoughts always invoked his inner-self. The great charismatic personalities and their wisdom enlightens him.
Especially he is in love with the character of Shri Krishna. Krishna as a brave warrior... Krishna as a shrewd diplomat.. Krishna as a great guru... Krishna as an incarnation of Lord Vishnu... God of Gods after all... a multifaceted and most colorful and adorable persona that he is!
So painting on this subject was so natural so obvious for Dilip Kadam. His creativity just bloomed and flourished in the affection of ‘Krishna’. In this series of paintings it is evidently seen that Radha-Kishna. Gopi-Krishna. Murali Manohar Krishna, are some of the images which are very close to his heart. The love and affection between Radha and Krishna has a very pride place in literature in poetry, in music and theater. Now Dilip Kadam’s beautiful oil paintings adorn various moods of Radha Krishna in the most soothing manner. The backgrounds are mystique and beautiful. The ebony, dark complexion of Krishna and the glow in the eyes of Radha is so complimentary. So gorgeous. For a true art lover these paintings are simply mesmerizing! A masterly creation!
I hope, Dilip Kadam gets an acclaim and a place of pride in the minds of art lovers.