Somnath R. Bothe
Somnath R. Bothe
Pune India
About Me

Somnath Bothe born in 1982 in a small village called Paithan, District - Aurangabad, Maharashtra  & working in a city (Pune, Maharashtra) as an artist of tremendous talent. He obtained Diploma in Art from Mumbai University (Abhinav Kala Mahavidyalaya, Pune). He has received Gold Medal, Royal Academy, National Level, Gulbarga, Karnataka; Gold Medal, National College Student “Varnika Manav Sanket”, Ujjain & Silver Medal, National College Student “Kalawart Nyas”, Ujjain also.
His journey in art field began with landscapes and portraits. He started thinking about sensitivity and intent of the paintings…  As his entire childhood was spending in village, a very close relationship with the village.
“A deep rooted respect for ‘nature’ and ‘humility’ is the inspiration for my paintings”, says Somnath. Then education and living in city life created new sensitivities and understandings… the blend of these different environments and cultures indirectly flowed in his painting… His paintings are colorful, vibrant, nostalgic at times, and sheer conversational pieces. Subdued and quiet by nature paintings is his language.
Somnath has his own way of showing his creations. His color schemes are modern and flashy but this is intentional, to remind us of the importance of historical places. The fusion of rainy season and historical places in cities and villages constitute the subjects of his paintings. Now painting is not just a technique, it has become a medium of expression for him.

Education

2006-07 Diploma in Art Education, Abhinav Kala Mahavidyalaya, Pune
2002-06 Diploma in Painting (First Class) Merit of Mumbai Board (Eighth in order), Abhinav Kala Mahavidyalaya, Pune
1999-2000 Art Teacher Diploma, Paithan, Dist. Aurangabad

Events/Exhibitions

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2012 Nehru Centre Art Gallery, Mumbai
2012 Indian Art Collectors, “Featured Artist” Online show, Chandigarh
2011 Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai
2009 Pradarshak  Art  Gallery, Mumbai
2007 Arthut  Art  Gallery,  Pune
2007 Rudraksha  Art  Gallery, Pune

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2013 “Prayas”, State Art Gallery, Hyderabad
2012, 13 The Viewing Room, Cancer Patients Aid Association, Mumbai
2013 Ocher Art Gallery, Chandigarh
2012 “India Art Fair 2012”,  New Delhi
2012 Artzest Art Gallery presents “Vision” group show, Dubai
2012 “Visual Polyphonic” Cymroza  Art Gallery, Mumbai
2012 “Mystical Splendor” White Shadow Art Gallery, Coimbatore
2012 Alankrita Art Gallery, Hydrabad
2012 “India Art Fair 2012”,  New Delhi
2012 “Mystical Splendour”, White Shadow art gallery, Coimbatoor
2012 Alankrita art gallery,Hydrabad
2011 “India Art Summit 2011”,  New Delhi
2009, 10, 11 Cymroza Art Gallery, Cancer Patients Aid Association, Mumbai
2010 “Fusion Art” Balgandharva Art Gallery, Rotary Club Midtown Sponsored, Pune
2009 Arthut Gallery, HSBC Bank Sponsored Show, Pune
2007 Nag Foundation Group, Pune
2006 Jehangir Art Gallery, “Monsoon Show”, Mumbai
2006, 07, 10 Balgandharva Art Gallery, Pune
2005 Waves Art Gallery, Pune
2005, 06, 07 “Chatak”, Monsoon Show, Nehru Centre Art Gallery, Mumbai
2003, 04, 05, 06 Pradarshak Art Gallery, Mumbai

PARTICIPATIONS
2006, 05, 04, 03 Art Society of  India, Mumbai
2006, 05, 04, 03 Chitari Academy, Pune
2003, 05 17st South Central Zone, All India Art Contest, Nagpur
2003, 04 Nasik Kala Niketan, Nasik
2003 National Level, “Kalanand Prayas”, Zarkhand
2003 State Art, Mumbai, Maharashtra

Awards/Honors

2006, 08 V. V. Oak, Lokmanya Tilak Exhibition, Pune
2006 1st Prize, Abhinav Kala Mahavidyalaya, Pune
2005 Gold Medal, Royal Academy, National Level, Gulbarga, Karnataka
2004 Kala Aunsh Group, Dhulia
2003 Gold Medal, National College Student “Varnika Manav Sanket”, Ujjain
2003 Silver Medal, National College Student “Kalawart Nyas”, Ujjain
2002 National College Student “Varnika Manav Sanket”, Ujjain

ARTWORKS BY Somnath R. Bothe
Monsoon Ride
Product Code: CE102969 Size: 12" X 18" Medium: Charcoal on Canvas Price : INR 15000
india Gate
Product Code: CE102968 Size: 18" X 12" Medium: Charcoal on Canvas Price : INR 15000
Rhythmic Monsoon Ride-2
Product Code: CE102953 Size: 30" X 18" Medium: Charcoal on Canvas Price : INR 22500
Monsoon
Product Code: CE102952 Size: 24" X 36" Medium: Acrylic on Canvas Price on Request
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Monsoon
Product Code: CE102951 Size: 24" X 36" Medium: Acrylic on Canvas Price on Request
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Beauty in Banaras
Product Code: CE102639 Size: 36" X 24" Medium: Acrylic on Canvas Price : INR 42000
Charminar
Product Code: CE100339 Size: 17" X 27" Medium: Charcoal & Acrylic on Paper Price : INR 18000