Shutter Bug,Scripter,Hand Artist
A little about dev
He has had 2 solo exhibitions in 2009 & 2012 – ‘Rhapsody’ & ‘Trancestroke’ respectively.
Dev has received special recognition and is awarded the Robin Age (Weekly Children’s Newspaper) Bright Sparks Certificate for Spatial Intelligence.
Dev’s paintings were invited by the Editor to be featured in Cambridge University Hindu Cultural Society’s – Sanskaar Magazine, London, UK.
There is a subconscious spiritual connect in all his paintings. He explains what he has done and interprets the meaning of his paintings.
On a special invite, he exhibited 40 paintings at Bal Disha Children’s Day Special Exhibition (Maharashtra Government) by young child artists – Nehru Centre Art Gallery –13th to 19th Nov. 2012.
Kala Ghoda Art Festival 2013 – he painted a Suzuki Baleno car. He created a masterpiece ‘Chalti Ka Naam Mumbai.’
With his interest in technology, he started exploring his creativity through the digital medium. The first time he downloaded an App called SketchBook Pro on his iPad and voila - colourful faces and forms were created with just a few strokes of his fingers.
He started shooting photos since 2015 both with his iPhone as well as a DSLR camera. He has an artist’s eye and effortlessly shoots. Each a masterpiece! He has a Cinematographer’s vision and approach towards his subjects.
Dev was nominated by his school to participate in the Inter-School Photography Exhibition ‘Vana Mahotsavam’ in 2015 and he was awarded the first prize. He was also invited to paint live in his school for the ‘Art Mela’ in January 2016.
His Paintings, Digital Art and Photographs project inspiration and a positive outlook.
HE IS Expert in
PRESENTING DIVINE MIND
When we see the colour blue it relates to our peace of mind! Blue is very soothing and compassionate! Dev’s strokes of blue creates a divine feeling. A larger than life imagination is portrayed with classical shapes!
PRESENTING DIVINE HEALING
When we see the color yellow it portrays life! Yellow is breathtaking and magnanimous in nature. Dev’s strokes of yellow creates a divine sense. Also the world around us is totally dependent on this colour for survival.
The Bucket Show
First solo Photographic Exhibition at the Jehangir Art Gallery where 90 BREATHTAKING PHOTOGRAPHS WERE ON SALE!
First solo exhibition of Paintings at the young age of eight – Ravindra Natya Mandir, Mumbai, July 2009. 40 Artworks (Paintings) were displayed.
Second Solo Exhibition of Paintings at Ravindra Natya Mandir, Mumbai – March 2012. 65 Artworks (Paintings) were displayed.
People Speak about him
RAJESH MEHTAExecutive Director – Liladhar Pasoo
Dev’s Aum series is very good. He is having good imagination and good vision. Keep it up. All the best for his bright and colourful future.
DR. S. Y. BHOJRAJ Nina Foundation (Spine Surgeon)
I am not sure if I am qualified to comment – but I will. This is ‘amazing’! so much so early! I just feel he has so much ‘within’ that we should allot it ‘flow’ out slowly at ‘his’ own pace. We should encourage and support him but we have to be careful about ‘overexposure’ too soon! It may curb his instincts and the natural flow. Let him grow naturally.That way we will get more from him, from his ‘immense’ potential. Wishing Dev the very best!
MIHIR KOTHARI Fashion Photographer
Tremendous thought process. Hoping these thoughts keep coming. You have surely given me the creative kick which was somewhere lost. Thank u so much. Would love to buy 2 paintings. Melody of trance and Blue elephant.