Vth International Online Art Exhibition 2022
ABOUT NIRANTAR ART GROUP
Nirantar Art Group has its roots in 1996, when three students of College of Art, Delhi, MFA Sculpture namely – Mr. Sanjeev Kumar, Mr. Shri Prakash Rawat and Ms. Disha Sharma, decided to set up a platform for bringing together young upcoming artists together on a platform to showcase their works. The group of the then young artists put up a number of exhibitions every year and continued to do the same till 2001, when due to some other commitments, this endeavor came to a halt.
In 2017, a group of students of Government College of Art, Chandigarh under the guidance and mentorship of their Guru, Dr. Sanjeev Kumar, who was one of the founding member of Nirantar Art Group revived the group in Chandigarh.
Eminent artist of his times, Sh. Chintamani Kar had implanted and nurtured the then budding artist Sh. Biman Bihari Das, who is one of the most renowned sculptors all around the world now. Sh. Das continued the Guru-Shishya Parampara and planted the same seed into Dr. Sanjeev Kumar. Today, Prof. (Dr.) Sanjeev Kumar is a well-known sculptor. He didn't forget his responsibilities and passed on his knowledge to his students.
The group believes in and follows the 'Guru-Shishya Parampara' and is devoted to foster the same. Each year Group Nirantar presents exhibitions dedicated to Guru- Shishya Parampara in different parts of the country since 2017. These exhibitions are adorned by the artworks of three to four Guru-Shishya generations.
In 2020, when the world was hit by the pandemic COVID-19, the group decided to take up the online platform to continue the ritual of exhibition ‘Nirantar’. The pandemic facilitated us to extend the Nirantar Art family globally, as a huge number of national and international artists collaborated with the group to showcase their artworks through the International Online Art Exhibitions. During the time of immense pain and sorrow offered by COVID-19, art became an escape to certain positivity and power. The love and trust of the artists from around the globe has kept us moving and in two years, Nirantar Art Group has successfully conducted 4 International Online Art Exhibitions, 8 solo and dual shows and one International Online Art Exhibition for Junior Artists.