Vidyasagar Upadhyay was awarded an MFA in Painting by the University of Udaipur in 1970 and a Ph.D. in Painting by Mohanlal Sukhadia University, Udaipur, in 1996.
He is the recipient of the National Award for Painting in 1981, All India Award by UP State Akademi in 1984. He served as an executive board member for National Akademi of Fine Art - New Delhi. Widely traveled, he has held many solo shows – over 35 in India and he participated in significant group exhibitions around the globe. His works are with collectors across the globe including Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka.
Vidyasagar Upadhyay - Their canvas writes their narrative. Like the unfolding of a raga, that flows between notes and words and the abstraction of notes in the form of an alaap, Upadhyay’s works unfold many realities and abstractions, with a perfect symphony of colors.
His abstractions have now explored the extreme limits of non-figuration. This has made him move away from square and rectangular compositional compact to circular ones. Artist has rarely used circular composition, in his hand, they become terrestrial to supra terrestrial. They are also layered with a variation of meaning. Most of these works are in acrylic, or, are in mixed media. He has executed them with dry pastel, graphite, watercolor and acrylic paints. His work radiates luminosity for this reason.

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