Viveek Sharma is considered as the Painter of Metaphors. He counts among the renowned Indian artists and is internationally represented. Following his graduation from the acclaimed J.J.School of Arts in Mumbai, Sharma initially focused on drawings which still forms the basis for his present works. The artist has been painting photorealist pictures (often large size) since 2005, in which he reflects and visualizes his impressions, emotions and experiences or actual incidents. Inspired by the ways and techniques of the Dutch masters, Sharma has built up a repertoire of work that places an emphasis on form and texture. His works are often larger than life, accentuating the detailing of material – skin, sky, grass or fabric, stone or metal – every stroke adding to the appearance and volume of an object Weaving a symbolic mix of western aesthetics and Indian cultural symbolism, his compositions reflect his gestures in every fleck and line of paint. His subject matter is about humanity in all its different shades: relationships, shared spaces, everyday life and mundane happenings. Everything attains an element of drama heightened by his use of color and a deep understanding of light and shadow.
1994 BFA (Painting), Sir J J School of Art, Mumbai
2017 “Silence, Please”- Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai, India by RPG, Gallery Beyond, Mumbai, India.
2017 “Equilibrium”- Indian High Commission, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
2016 “Acts of Faith”- Ville d’Amboise, by Louise Marx and Martine Le Coz, Amboise, France
2015 “Metaphor, Mysticism and Mumbai”, Castle of Worb, Worb, Switzerland.