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'Celestial Dress' Works of Ved Nayar By Gogi Saroj Pal


On the Front cover 'Celestial Dress - 1' - 2003 'Gouache on Paper' '45 x 30 cm' On the Front inside cover 'Celestial Dress - 2' - 2004 'Acrylic on Canvas' '60 x 90 cm' Title Page Celestial Dress - 3' - 2003 'Gouache on paper' '45 x 30 cm' On the Back inside cover 'Celestial Dress - 33' - 2004 'Acrylic on Canvas' '60 x 90 cm' On the Back cover 'Celestial Dress - 34' - 2003 'Gouache on Paper' '45 x 30 cm’

This e-book is the collective effort of Ved Nayar, Gogi Saroj Pal & Amit Jain. The copyright of this e-book is with Gogi Saroj Pal.

Copyright © Gogi Saroj Pal, 2010


Preface 'Celestial Dress' Information technology & electronics media is becoming a super power and is taking control of of our physical, intellectual and emotional responses. It is churning our cultural identities. It is influencing our needs and choices. Through the advertisements and the programmes, TV is researching, recreating and inventing ‘icons’, as representatives of our time, life, desires, dreames, and emotions…. Celebrity hasemerged as the most powerful and influential icon. One among many type of celebrity icons which occupy TV screens is the super model in various forms of presentation. For many years an ‘Icon’, an elongated human form, most of the times a female, has been evolving to take the centre stage in my creative visual imagery, in my paintings and my sculptures. This icon resembles super model in content and thought process. Its reach is from earth to heaven. It dwells amidst planets, presuming immortality, surrounded by the ‘assembly line produced products’ icons, the vanishing cohabitants of this planet and the icons which I derive from my cultural inheritance to accomplish my creative visual expression in my painting’. Ved Nayar

'Ved Nayar strives to be Ved Nayar in his creativity.' Gogi Saroj Pal


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'Celestial Dress - 5' - 2002

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Bio-data Ved expresses through the medium of painting, drawing, sculpture, installation, graphic print, photography, computer, limited edition books & writing. 2010: The Living Insignia at Gallery Ensign, New Delhi 2010: Manifestation, Delhi Art Gallery 2009: Millionaire Homes, Gallery Time & Space, Banglore 2009: Masters Strokes, Gallery Beyond, Goa 2009: Ati Art Gallery, New Delhi 2009: Crimson the art resource, Banglore 2008: Mystic Expression, Fidaa Art Gallery, Singapore 2007: Group show, Gallery 7, Bombay 2007: Beyond the Horizon, Fidaa Art Gallery, Singapore 2007: Khushi Art auction, New Delhi. 2007: Tahlka auction, London 2006: Pratham auction exhibition organized by Christies in London. 2006: Devotion Art Positive art gallery. 2006: Red Earth, Baroda. 2006: Work on paper, celebrating 35 years of Cymroza art gallery. 2006: Water exhibition, Sofia College, Mumbai. 2006: Group show, Art Konsult art gallery. 2006: Work on paper, New York. 2006: Holi & Monsoon group shows organized by Red Earth in Delhi & Mumbai. 2006: Garhi Artists, Group Show, New Delhi. 2006: Harmony Show, Mumbai. 2006: Art Camp, JW Marriot, Mumbai. 2005: Manifestations, Delhi Art Gallery, Bombay. 2005: Group Show organized by Popular Prakashan, Anant art galley, Delhi & Tao art galley, Mumbai. 2005: Art Camp, JW Marriot, Mumbai. 2006: Online Paper work show, Saffrpmart, Bombay 2006: Group Show, Art Konsult art gallery. 2006: Group Show, Art Motif, New Delhi 2005: Art camp in Turkey. 2005: Exhibition in aid of Cancer Society, Art & Soul art gallery. 2005: Groups Show, Art Motif, New Delhi

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2005: Art camp, Sri Lanka. 2005: Exhibition in aid of Cancer Society, Cymroza art gallery, Mumbai. 2004: Groups show, Art Motif, New Delhi 2004: Drawing exhibition, Crimson Art gallery. 2004: Confluence, art camp & exhibition, Los Angles, USA 2004: Confluence, art camp & exhibition, New York, USA 2004: 'Mango Tree Trunk & Naika' at Pioneer Gallery, New Delhi. 2003: Online Paper work show, Saffron Art, Bombay. 2003: 'Archival Digital Prints' at Dhoomimal Art Center, New Delhi. 2003: 'Archival Digital Prints' at Crimson Art Gallery , Bangalore. 2002: 'Creating Space amidst Planets' was organised at Lalit Kala Akademi, Garhi Artists' Studios, New Delhi. 2002: 'Creating Space amidst Planets' was organised at Jamaat Art Gallery, Mumbai. 2001: Paper- Pulp Group Show, Gallery Fine Art, Bombay. 2001: Paper- Pulp Group Show, Gallery Espace, Delhi. 2001: The Miniature Format Show, Santache Art Gallery, Bombay 2000: The Miniature Format Show, Santache Art Gallery, Bombay 2000: Online Paper work show, Saffron art, Bombay 1999: Self Potrait, Gallery Lakeeren, Bombay 1998: Sculpture Camp, Baroda. 1998: Painting on Glass, Art Camp, Baroda. 1998: 'Unmasking' _a group show of conceptual self - portraits organised by Om Gallery, New Delhi. 1998: 'Uttarayan'_ Sculptor's Camp, Vadodra. 1998: Artist's camp organised by Alembic Chemicals, Vadodra. 1997: The Miniature Format Show, Santache Art Gallery, Bombay 1997: Graphic Art Camp, J. J. Collage of Art, Bombay. 1997: Masanori Fukuoka's contemporary Indian Art collection exhibition organised by the National Gallery of Modern Art in Delhi, Bombay, Bangalore and Calcutta. 1997: Two artists group exhibition at the Gallery 88, Calcutta. 1997: '50 Years of Indian Independence ' - a group show organised by Vadhera Art Gallery at the National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi. 1997: `The Looking Glass-Self' a group shows at Lakeeren Art Gallery, Mumbai. 1997: Major trends in contemporary Indian Art after Independence, the exhibition organised by the Lalit Kala Akademi.

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1997: Two artist exhibition of recent paintings at the Kal Art Gallery, San Francisco, USA, with Gogi Saroj Pal. 1996: The Miniature Format Show, Santache Art Gallery, Bombay. 1996: Paintings & Installations at Art Today, New Delhi. 1995: International Installation Workshop and Exhibition on Art & Ecology, organised by Max Mueller Bhavan, New Delhi. 1994: `Paintings in Weaving'-A group show at Artist Studio Gallery, New Delhi. 1993: Contributed an installation `Mankind 2193 - Despair & Hope of Kalpavriksha' in the 8th Triennale- India. 1993: Helped to conceptualise, design and edit the book on Contemporary Indian Art published by Masanori Fukuoka. 1993: Contemporary Indian Art, a group exhibition organised by Masanori Fukuoka in Yokohama, Japan. 1993: Group exhibition organised by the Faculty of Fine Arts, Baroda for the cause of Maharashtra earthquake. 1993: `More than a decade ago, the Artist's Choice'; a group show organised by the Display Gallery, New Delhi. 1993: Group Show organised by CRY at Maurya Sheraton, New Delhi. 1993: ‘Wounds’ exhibition organised by CIMA at the National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi. 1993: Group Show of Drawings; Sakshi Art Gallery, Bombay 1993: Group Show of sculptures 'Heads' at Sakshi Art Gallery Bombay, Madras and Bangalore 1992: Group Show of sculptures 'Heads' at Sakshi Art Gallery Bombay, Madras and Bangalore 1992: Group Show with Gogi Saroj Pal of paintings 'Mankind and Godkind’ at Artist Studio Gallery 1992: Display of installation `Mankind 2192 - Despair and Hope of Kalpavriksha’ at Max Mueller Bhawan, New Delhi. 1992: `To Encounter others'; An international exhibition of contemporary art at Kassell / Hann Munden, Germany which coincided with Documenta IX. Contributed an installation `Mankind 2192 - Despair and Hope of Kalpavriksha’ 1992: The Expressive Line, Art Age presentation, Calcutta 1992: Indian Artists in Dhaka 1991: Retrospective exhibition of drawings from 1979 to 1989 at Artist Studio Gallery, New Delhi

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1991: Group Show Kunsthalle Maine, Maine, Germany 1991: Participated in the Group Exhibition and Art Auction organised by Helpage India at Jehangir Art Gallery and conducted by Asprey, London 1991: Participated in group show on the `Year of Girl Child' organised by Shruti, the Art Gallery of Maurya Sheraton Hotel, New Delhi 1991: Group show of terracotta sculptures at the Artist Studio Gallery as complimentary activity to the ‘Colours of the Earth’ exhibition organised by the British Council. 1990: Participated in the 9th International Exhibition of Graphic Art at Frenchen, Germany 1990: A group show along with Gogi Saroj Pal at the Artist Studio Gallery, New Delhi 1990: A Group Exhibition on the occasion of the visit of Nelson Mandela at the Little Theater Group Art Gallery, New Delhi 1990: Exhibition of National Award winning works, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi 1990: Group Show of Self-Portraits, Chemould Art Gallery, Bombay 1990: Group Show at Kala Yatra, Bangalore 1990: Group Show Conceptual Self-portraits, with Gogi Saroj Pal at Artist Studio Gallery, New Delhi 1989: Group Show of Self -Portraits, Village Gallery, New Delhi 1989: Group Show of Drawings, Paintings & Sculptures at Village Gallery, New Delhi 1989: Group Show of Artists from Delhi, Sakshi Art Gallery, Madras 1989: Exhibition of Contemporary Drawings, CMC Art Gallery, New Delhi 1988: One man show of drawings and graphic prints, `Nairang' Gallery, Lahore 1988: One man show of drawings and graphic prints, `Interior Gallery' Islamabad 1988: Designed environmental & communication graphics for World Philately Exhibition, New Delhi 1988: Designed Citation Trophy for Jawaharlal Nehru Award for International Understanding-presented to Secretary General of United Nations 1988: `Work on Paper' - a group show of graphic prints of Indian Artists, Frankfurt, Germany 1987: Exhibition of Serigraph Prints - `Drawings for Sculpture' at Triveni Art Gallery, New Delhi 1984: Commissioner, Indian Contemporary Art Exhibition, Algiers

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1983: Exhibition of Works of the `Karu' group of artists at Baradari, Garhi studios, New Delhi 1983: Invited sculptor for participation in the National Exhibition, Lalit Kala Akademi 1983: Contemporary Indian Sculpture 1983 an exhibition organised by Jehangir Art Gallery, Bombay 1982: Contemporary Indian Art Exhibition organised as part of Festival of India, London 1982: Designed a bas-relief reposee mural in copper 6m x 10 m for the lounge ceiling at Surya Sofital Hotel, New Delhi 1982: Commendation certificate for `Installation" Mankind 2110 (an Alternative) and Mankind 2110 (The Second Alternative) - Fifth Triennale India 1981: National Award for sculpture `Mankind - 2101', Lalit Kala Akademi 1981: Poster Art Camp, Lalit Kala Akademy, Garhi Studios, New Delhi. 1981: International Exhibition of Small Sculptures, Budapest 1979: `Small Format Sculptures' - Lalit Kala Akademi's Silver Jubilee celebrations exhibition, New Delhi- Mumbai 1978: `Pictorial Space'_ an exhibition organised by Lalit Kala Akademi 1977 to 82: Worked as Chief of Design Division, Trade Fair Authority of India. Designed many Exhibitions in India & abroad 1976: One man show at Kumar Art Gallery, New Delhi 1975: Third Triennale - India 1970: Member of the Exhibition Design Team for India Pavilion, EXPO`70' Osaka, Japan 1961: Group show of the `Unknown', New Delhi 1960: Group show of the `Unknown' - a group of young painters & sculptors. 1958: Nine Painters' group show, New Delhi 1957: National Exhibition, Lalit Kala Akademi 1957: National Diploma in Fine Arts. College of Art, Delhi 1952: B.A., St. Stephen's College, Delhi University. 1933: Born at Lyallpur (Now in Pakistan).

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'Celestial Dress' Paintings of ved nayar  

'Celestial dress' paintings of ved nayar. the vanishing cohabitants of this planet and the icons which I derive from my cultural inheritance...