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Monday, 10 June 2013 10:27

Dinesh V Revankar - Artist

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The Artist

Dinesh Revankar studied Applied Art at the prestigious Sir J. J. Institute of Applied Art in Mumbai. His favourite technique is the dry brush and he has a passion for colours, which he uses to blend beautifully and recreate wonderful real life sense.

 


Artist's statement

Africa is about the land of wildlife, mammals, reptiles and birds - the cradle of life on this planet. African people bond with the wildlife - varying from huge mammals like elephants, hippos and rhinoceroses through to the big cats: lions, leopards and cheetahs, to more than 2,000 species of birds.

As a visual artist I indulge with this kind of habitat on a day to day basis. This is really fascinating. I am a surrealist artist; I create images from nature which are diverse and I try to keep simplicity in my artworks. I use oil on canvas and sometimes mixed media, depending on the nature of the subject.

I have a great love for nature and this amazes me as the work for God. In our environment on the earth, animals and plants can coexist and this should be realized through our wisdom and intelligence. As an artist, I am flexible in my thinking. I try in my thoughts to show the appeal and the importance of environmental conservation via screens. Communicating the importance of environmental conservation to this world from Kenya, with its outstanding natural beauty, leads to the establishment of real peace for the world and for us human beings.

This is what leads me to paint what I see. I do what I love, I love what I do.

Dinesh V Revankar

Dinesh is a freelance artist based in Nairobi, Kenya. Previously, he worked as an illustration instructor at the Mank and Tank Art College where he taught design studies and caricature development as well as drawing and painting. He has also worked with Tiger Aspect Productions on the Tinga Tinga tales animated series for children as caricature development artist and background artist.

Before this, he was Art Director for Scanad Marketing working on a number of accounts with well-known organisations such as East African Industries, Kenya Airways, Unilever, Fanta, the National Bank of Kenya, Yamaha Motorcycles, Smithcline Beecham and many others. This was preceded by work for Tinga Tinga Casual Wear, Best One Limited, Dacunha Communication Mumbai, the advertising and marketing company Inter publicity Mumbai, and Ayton Young & Rubicam where he was Art Director on a number of accounts, including Colgate, Nivea, Mitsubishi Motors and Inter Continental to name but a few.

Dinesh has worked as a freelance graphic designer, a visualizer/ illustrator and in media advertising as well as being involved in the launch of a range of designer wear. In addition to his many artistic and design skills, he is proficient in several languages including English, Kiswahili, Hindi, Kannad, Konkani, Marathi and Gujrati. He has won many prizes for his work which has been exhibited widely. Examples include solo exhibitions at the National Museums of Kenya, Kala Academy Panjim, Goa, and the French Cultural Centre at Nairobi.

More examples of his work can be seen at http://merginghues.org/artists/dinesh-revankar and at http://www.africancolours.com/dineshrevankar.htm and http://www.dot-to-dot-books.org/shop/sam-learns-a-lesson-tanzania

merginghues.org/artists/dinesh-revankar
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