Biography

Jaideep Mehrotra

His genesis to the art world was a solo exhibition at the age of 13. This elicited a parallel career of business and painting up until 1983, when he embraced painting as his solitary profession. 

In the course of 40 years plus, he evolved a unique style, starting out with surrealistic works in Oils, Acrylics and cast resin sculptures. With the advent of his introduction to the computer, he pioneered the use of the digital art in the country, diversely creating Giclee’ prints, site specific installations, and Video art.

With the various linguistic games that run in the mind of this traveller, explorer and sharp socio-political commentator, the artworks rarely inspire moderate responses. This is one signal of the importance of his achievement, focusing on some of the most unexpected objects as models for his art.  In an oxymoronic relationship with the work, he explores visually the quality of the medium, allowing the message to sidle into the mind while observing a seemingly benign work of art.


While a confluence of styles has exerted varying degrees of influence over Mehrotra, the artist's individuality continually asserts itself. He is capable of exceptional proficiency, which he uses to convey his vision of people and places in his immediate world, and the urban venues he chooses to depict. He creates awareness of his concerns in the hope it engenders a positive change to life.


List of Solo Exhibitions :


1967 : Chetna Art Gallery (Mumbai)

1972 : Cymroza Art Gallery (Mumbai)

1976 : Taj Art Gallery (Mumbai)

1983 : Taj Art Gallery (Mumbai)

1985 : Max Mueller Bhavan (Mumbai)

1986 : Taj Art Gallery (Mumbai)

1988 : Taj Art Gallery (Mumbai)

1991 : Jehangir Art Gallery (Mumbai), The Gallery (Chennai),

          Gallery Espace (New Delhi), Chitrakoot Gallery (Calcutta)     

1993 : Taj Mahal Hotel, (New Delhi)

1995 : Jehangir Art Gallery (Mumbai )

1997:  Cache’ Gallery & Studio 51J (Mumbai) [Exhibitions of Giclee’ Prints]

1998 : Jehangir Art Gallery (Mumbai)                                       

2003 : Jehangir Art Gallery (Mumbai )

2005 : Asian Civilization Museum - The Arts House (Singapore)

2006: 1x1 Art Space (Dubai)

2007: Jehangir Art Gallery (Mumbai)

2009: Visual Arts Gallery, Habitat Centre (New Delhi)

2011: Tao Art Gallery (Mumbai)

2011: Jehangir Art Gallery (Mumbai)

2015: Art Bahrain (Solo Booth, Bahrain)

2015: Digital Works (launch of Good Homes Art Week, Mumbai)


Select Group Shows :


1988 : “Art for Cry” -  Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai

1992 : “A Man & A Woman” - Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai

1995 : “Bombay”-Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai

1996 : “Mother Teresa’” - Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai

1997 :  “50 years of Art in Mumbai” - National Gallery of Modern Art, Mumbai

1998 : “Harmony” - Nehru Centre, Mumbai

1999 :  “Flashback-Flashforward”  - Audio-Video Installation at Jehangir Art Gallery

                   Mumbai

2000: “Jesus Christ”- National Gallery of Modern Art, Mumbai

2001 : The RPG Collection of Self Portraits - National Gallery of Modern Art,

2002 : Artist with a Difference, who influenced the Art in India - NGMA , Mumbai

2003 : Osians International Auction : Of Masterpieces & Museum quality Indian Modern

           & Contemporary Paintings.

2004 : 50 x 30 : Montage Arts, New Delhi

2005 :“Art for God’s Sake”, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi

2007: “India on Canvas”, Khushii, Mumbai

2009: “Black & White” Tao Art Gallery, Mumbai (9th Anniversary)

2010:  “Evolve” Tao Art Gallery, Mumbai (10th Anniversary)

2012: Solo Booth at  India Art Festival (Tao Gallery, Mumbai)

2013:  “Tagore, Lost & Found’ Art Bull (Art Gallery & Auction House) New Delhi

2013/14/15: India Art Festival (Tao Gallery, Mumbai)



List of Some International Group Shows :


1990 : SUPERHUMANISM I & II:  Marcus & Marcus Gallery (Amsterdam)

1991 : Series of Exhibitions with ‘Nicholas Treadwell Gallery’ (Europe)

1998: 50 Years Of Independence : Hong Kong Land & Leasing and

            The Indian Consulate –(Hong Kong)

1998: Indian Contemporary Art : (RPG & Bayer in Cologne, Germany)

1998: Masters For A Child: Dubai (UAE)

1999: Accentuart Group show : London (U.K.)

1999: Towards The New Millineum : London (U.K.)                                                     

2005 : Colours on Canvas : Dubai (UAE)

2005 : Reflections Gallery (Hong Kong)              

2007: Auction for Magic Bus: Victoria & Albert Museum, London (UK)

2008: “The Journey” New York Academy of Art (USA)

2009:  “First Impressions” Art Select, Dubai  & Indian Embassy of Oman (special focus on the artist)

2009: ‘Spectrum 2009 -Indian Art in Abu Dhabi (Emirates Palace) UAE


Corporate Assignments include : JW Marriot Hotel (Mumbai), Bharat Petroleum Ltd.(Mumbai), Mahindra Ugine Steel (Mumbai), Grand Hyatt Hotel (Mumbai), Reliance Industries Ltd. (Mumbai), Sterlite Industries Ltd.(Mumbai), The Times of India (Gurgaon),  Airports Authority of India (CST Domestic & International Terminals).


Public Sculptures installed in Mumbai (sponsored by RPG Public Art Initiative)


Workshops attended in: New York & Mumbai.


Conducted Lecture Demonstrations on his work and as Stimulation sessions on Painting and the creative use of Digital Media as an Art form at:

Lintas International (Mumbai),

Vivekanand Educational Society (Mumbai),

Mid-day Group of Publications (Mumbai),

G.D. Somani Institute Of Art & Fashion Technology(Mumbai),

The Museum of Art (Hong Kong),

The Chinese University (Hong Kong),

National Centre for the Performing Arts - MPCVA (Mumbai),

Sophia College Polytechnic (Mumbai),

Kamala Raheja Vidhyanidhi Instutute for Architecture (Mumbai),

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) (Mumbai),

J.J.School of Art, (Mumbai),

'Articulation - ways of looking at contemporary art’ for 'Art Club' (Mumbai) ;

'Inner Visions' Digital Art Show - Kala Ghoda Art festival (Mumbai); 

“In the Mirror” an audio-visual for Planet M & Bombay Times (Mumbai)

‘Binary Palette’ - for The British Council at the Sakshi Gallery (Mumbai),

United World College (Singapore)

LASER French Delegation - (Mumbai)

Gallery 1x1 Art Space (Dubai)

Bodhi Art  "Technology Meets Art"


Different Dimensions :

>First Indian Artist to have his own Web site on the Internet

>First Indian Artist to have his own Interactive CD-ROM

>Movie Titles & Publicity stills for ‘Split Wide Open’ A Dev Benegal Film                                                   

>Book covers for Vikram Chandra (Penguin India Ltd.)

  & Prashant Parikh (Hamilton & Co.Publ. London)

>Jindal Vijaynagar Steel Ltd. 6 works for their corporate calendar,  for the year 2002

>Oil Painting and label for wine 'Sula Satori’                                                                                               

>Winner of 2003 International Digital Art Award, Australia             

>Short films on India’s Superstar Amitabh Bachchan  and Mahatma Gandhi screened at

   the Kala Ghoda Arts Fest, 2003 & 2007 respectively.

>The Short Film festival of Kerala and the Indo-British Digital Film festival of the British Council.

>Video art work ‘Hive” Screened at Video Wednesday Finale, Gallery Espace, New Delhi.

>Video art works ‘Hive & Within ‘ Screened at ‘Spectrum 2009’ - Indian Art in Abu Dhabi (Emirates Palace) UAE

>Commissioned painting by Chivas Regal “25 Stories High” Exhibited in the Dubai Duty Free (UAE) for the duration of July - September 2011


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