Opening of Abhay K's Art Exhibition 'One Planet' at the National Library, Brasilia, Brazil 2018
"Last month,the director of Delhi's National Gallery of Modern Art,Rajeev
Lochan,inaugurated an exhibition of paintings by Indian diplomat Abhay
Kumar at the Russian Centre of Science and Culture in Delhi. The
exhibition was titled We Have Come Far,and addressed issues relating
to the environment and spirituality...Being a diplomat feeds into my artwork because I travel a lot and that
makes me aware of global issues that get channeled into my works, says
Kumar,whose paintings lean toward abstraction while trying to capture
the cosmic beauty of the earth through geometric forms and colours. I'm
also a poet and a writer and I feel all these aspects of my life work
together in a synergistic way, says Kumar,who has also displayed his
works in Paris and St Petersburg." - Georginia Maddox A Second Life, Indian Express (7 May 2011)
2009-‘Elements’ Door Gallery, Art Centre Pushkinskaya-10, St.
2010- 'Enlightenment'- Selskaya Zhizhn Gallery, St.
2010- 'New Symbols'- Sigmund Freud Museum, St. Petersburg
2011- 'We have come far'- Russian Centre, New Delhi (take a virtual tour
2018-'One Planet' -
National Library, Brasilia, Brazil (take a virtual tour
2022- 'UniVerse'- The Akademia Malagasy, Antananarivo, Madagascar
2008- International Festival of Mini Art, Museum of Non-conformist Art,
Pushkinskaya-10, St. Petersburg
2009- Arka Art Gallery, St. Petersburg
2009- ‘Bridge Infinte' Markov Gallery, St. Petersburg
‘International Festival of Independent Art’, Level of Sea, Central
Manezh, St. Petersburg 2009-‘ L’INDE-ATTRACTION UNIVERSELLE, Galarie
Grand Eterna, Paris
2009 'Earth: the Sacred Treasure' Yusupov Palace
Museum, St. Petersburg
2010 'We are different, we are together'
Steiglitz Academy of Art, St. Petersburg.
2010 'Nous Somme Ensemble'
Adzak Museum, Paris
ABOUT ART WORKS OF ABHAY K.
"Suprematism is at its best here... as Malevich deconstructed art itself. The delicate links between words or signs and the objects they denote to achieve a 'zero degree' of art are unravelled in the connections made for art's sake. I wonder if transrational poetry has been Abhay K.’s source of inspiration as well. I was intrigued, and to put it in the words of El Lissitzky, "ultimate illusion of irrational space" posited alongside spiritual and spatial understanding of the third dimension" magnifies Abhay K.’s outlook. It illuminates the urge for expansion of art practice, ideation, perspectives and conviviality. Paradigm of planetism, Vasudhaiva Kutambakam are not only tropes for art exhibits but translate into a worldview that Abhay K. inhabits and enables others to envision. The influence of the place and the need to dwell in art to unify national ideologies and respect their diversities is much respected. His painting 'Global Round Table' also particularly piqued my interest. In the Kantian way, Abhay K. exudes a 'universal state of human' kindness. For a diplomat with such high ideals, the national consciousness and representation are certainly in able hands.”— YAMINI DAND SHAH, Curator, Research Repository, Asian Heritage Foundation
Abhay's art works address realized worldly issues with a sense of introspection.
—RAJEEV LOCHAN, Director, National Gallery of Modern Art, India, 2010
The coming together of poem and image, their drawing apart and resumption of mutual approach, the things they invoke together and separately: we savour all these moments of aesthetic experience in The Seduction of Delhi, a folio in which Abhay K and Tarshito collaborate to evoke the spectral yet palpable histories of Delhi, as well as its vibrant, insistent, kaleidoscopic and paradoxical present.
— RANJIT HOSKOTE, Poet, Cultural Theorist and Curator
—SUNEET CHOPRA, Art Critic
Paintings by Abhay K. Open
Photographs by Abhay K.
Portraits by Abhay K.Open
Visual Retreat: Photographs by Abhay K. Open
Russian Art Collection Open