OJAS ART @, 1AQ, Near Qutab Minar, Mehrauli,, New Delhi, India
Participating Award winning Artists: Rajesh Chaitya Wangad (Master Artist) and Tushar &
Mayur Vayeda (Protege Artist)
Along with Amit Mahadev Dombhare, Kishore Mashe, Sadashiv Mashe and Shantaram
Gorkhana. The exhibition will continue till Thursday, September 25th, 2019.
The Warli tribal or indigenous people speak of ancient times and evoke their ancestral
cultures, dating back to 2500 BC, through their ritualistic paintings made as murals on walls.
Mainly created by women to mark and observe weddings, ceremonies and joyous occasions,
these murals were made using soil, cow dung and rice paste.
Interestingly this art was transferred from walls to canvases, only in the 1970’s, this also
helped in spreading this art to the world. Jivya Soma Mashe (1934-2018) popularized this art
form and is considered as the Father of Contemporary Warli Art.
Warli Art has numerous practitioners, mostly concentrated in Dahanu, Palgarh District, in
Tthe winners of Ojas Art Award 2019, Rajesh Chaitya Wangad (Master Artist) and Tushar
and Mayur Vayeda (Protege Artist) are experts of their field having participated in the fifth
edition of the prestigious Ojas Art Award and exhibited their art works at Zee Jaipur
Literature Festival 2019. The award co-organised between Teamwork Arts, producer of the
Jaipur Literature Festival, and Delhi-based art organization OJAS Art. In 2019 the award
focused on excellence in Warli Art.
Satrangi is an annual exhibition and explores one genre of traditional / tribal each year.
Previously there have been survey shows in the genres of Gond, Madhubani-Mithila, Bheel,
and Bengal Patachitra