Shorya Mahanot, one of the world’s youngest abstract artists and painting prodigy, has been receiving recognition and praise since participating in his first U.S.-based show, the 35th annual Artexpo New York, which took place this past March. Prior to the show, his works were discovered by the director of the Ward-Nasse Gallery in New York, and some of his paintings were selected to appear in a special curated exhibition at the gallery during the month of April, “Best of Artexpo 2013.”
These works currently remain on display in its permanent gallery. In addition, the six-year-old rising art star captured attention and interest of several collectors, industry insiders and trade buyers wanting to see more of his works carried and sold domestically. As a result of his current momentum, he and his family will focus on growing an audience and platform in the U.S., while he continues to flourish and enjoy international success.
When asked about his experience at Artexpo, Shorya enthusiastically explained, “It was my first time in the United States and I was excited to be at Artexpo with all the other artists! And people wanted to see my paintings! Meeting other artists and seeing the art was my favorite part – they were older than me and we are all making art!”
Since the beginning of the year, three of Shorya’s paintings carried and displayed at Bougain Villaea Gallery in Udaipur, India, have sold for thousands of dollars each, and the gallery has doubled the number of his paintings exhibited at the gallery. The three paintings recently sold were: Stepping in Blues, Planets and Golden Day II. Images of these paintings can be downloaded and viewed by clicking here.
Shorya Mahanot first began attracting attention from the art world at the age of four when he was commissioned to produce his first solo exhibition in his home country of India at Mumbai’s Taj Mahal Palace Hotel. Since that time he has continued to evolve as a young painter who brings each canvas to life through rich and masterful color use while employing a technique that can be compared to Jackson Pollock’s “drip painting” or “action painting.”
Today he spends hours in his creative process, continuing to evolve the signature style that he infuses into each new piece that he produces entirely on his own. Shorya works in acrylics, and like Pollock, his favorite painter, he spreads his canvas on the floor and begins composing with deliberate strokes in multiple layers while weighing the color composition and the symmetry between his brushstrokes, dripping and pouring.
“My paintings are many layers of color. I have so many ideas for paintings and combining the colors. That is what makes each one different. I use the same paints and brushes that other artists use, but I also have some of my own tools to create my own style of work,” Shorya explains.
In just a few brief years, the young artist has been recognized and featured in international media throughout Asia, England, Europe and the U.S., with full feature stories inThe Guardian, Daily News Analysis – Mumbai, Hindustan Times – Mumbai, and Asian Age - Mumbai. He also garnered the attention of famous artist and cartoonist, R. K. Laxman, who was inspired to create a collaborative exhibition for the young artist.
In 2012, Shorya was honored by receiving the POGO Television “Amazing Kid Award” and was featured in a commercial for Turner Broadcasting that highlights his artistic talents. He is also a young philanthropist auctioning some of his works for various children’s charities.
While there is a current focus for Shorya to grow and expand in galleries and shows in the U.S., he will not take his foot off the gas pedal or lose momentum with opportunities abroad.
To schedule a Google hangout interview, watch Shorya paint and create “live,” or to learn more about his unique style, personality and youthful flair, contact Nicole Kasak to coordinate at email@example.com.
Shorya Mahanot, one of the world’s youngest abstract artists and painting prodigy began attracting attention of the art world at the age of 4 when he was commissioned to produce his first solo exhibition in his home country of India at Mumbai’s Taj Mahal Palace Hotel. Since that time he has continued to evolve as a young painter who brings each canvas to life through rich and masterful color use while employing a technique that can be compared to Jackson Pollock’s “drip painting” or “action painting.”
His recent success and reception at the 35thAnnual Artexpo New York created new opportunities for Shorya in the United States, and as a result his works were included in a special curated exhibition for the month of April at the Ward-Nasse Gallery in New York, “Best of Artexpo 2013,” and today his works remain on display in its permanent gallery. He continues to be a sensation throughout Asia, England and Europe, and recently received the 2012 POGO Television “Amazing Kid Award.”
His expansion to the U.S., along with his paintings currently on display at the Bougain Villaea Gallery in Udaipur, India, has generated significant attention and momentum to carry-over through the second half of 2013 as he continues to explore international opportunities. For more information visit http://www.shoryamahanot.com/.
Source and Images Courtesy: Shorya Mahanot
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