Neeraj Singh Khandka
Neeraj Singh Khandka, living in Delhi, secured his MFA from Visva Bharti University, Santiniketan. His accolades mark his excellence in different art arenas. The artist holds the “Outstanding Award in Printmaking at Annual Art (2009-10)”, GCA, Chandigarh, a duo award of Prafulla Dahanukar, one as central zone silver medal award for Drawing, 2018 and the other is the State Award (Delhi) for Printmaking, 2019. The artworks have seen their nobleness displayed in 20+ national and international exhibitions in AIFCAS, Delhi, Neuvieme triennale mondiale de l’ estampe - 2014, France, Tokyo mini print biennial 2015, First international Print Biennial by Lalit Kala Akademi 2018 to mention a few. He has participated in many group shows and workshops across Delhi and Chandigarh. Some of the notable procurers of his artworks are IOWA University USA, China printmaking museum. Guanlan, Tama university Tokyo, Lalit Kala Academy, etc.
Neeraj’s main source of inspiration as an artist is from society. He says, “living and practising in Delhi - a metro city, I have always found myself crowded with people engaged in their struggle of existence. This race of human survival always fascinated me as a viewer and I try to document it with my visual understanding and knowledge. I witness the unstoppable growth of concrete jungles around me. As a part of this concrete culture, I try to portray the abstract of life which I often encounter in my routine.” He feels art is closely related to life and believes art is a mere interpretation of life.