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Hyper-real Paintings That Are Often Mistaken As Real Images

Must Know Artist: Parag Sonarghare

Parag Sonarghare was born in Nagpur, India in 1987 and holds a M.V.A. (Art History and

Aesthetics) passed in 2010 from M.S. University, Baroda, India. Parag completed his B.F.A.

(Painting) in 2008 from Govt. Chitrakala Mahavidyalaya Nagpur University, Nagpur

(Maharashtra) India. He has used the body both in performance and in painting. Selected

performances include Being the Other, KHOJ International Artist Association, Delhi,

AHAMBRAHMASMI at various locations including Delhi, Nagpur and Baroda.

He has participated in various group exhibitions including Rethinking the Regional, Curated by Manisha Patil, NGMA, Mumbai, Indian Contemporary Art, space 1858, Chicago, USA, PARADIGMS & PERSPECTIVE, Indigo blue art gallery, Singapore amongst others. In 2016 Parag was part of two group shows titled TIME and Portraits of the Self, at Gallery Maskara, Mumbai, India. He was also part of Asia Contemporary Art Exhibition, Jeonbuk Museum of Art, Korea and The Young Subcontinent, Serendipity Arts, Goa. The artist works and lives in Baroda.

Picture courtesy : Sri Priyatham

I see a body

I see a naked body

I see a mans naked body

I feel vulnerable, I feel pity. Does he feel the same?

I feel embarrassed, I feel ashamed. Does he feel the same?

I feel excited, I feel aroused. Does he feel the same?

What is my relationship with my body? What is his?

Is he his body? Is he that body? Who is he?

Am I my body? Am I this body? Who am I?

Title: Untitled, 2015

Acrylic on canvas

96 x 72 inch (244 x 183 cm)

Collection: Andrey Terebenin

Title: Untitled, 2015

Acrylic on canvas

96 x 72 inch (244 x 183 cm)


Jeonbuk Museum of Arts, Korea

Gallery Maskara, Mumbai

Collection: Karen & Robert Duncan, USA

Title: Untitled, 2016

Acrylic on canvas

90 x 66 inch (229 x 168 cm)

Exhibited: Serendipity Arts, Goa

Collection: Antoine de Galbert, France

Title: Untitled, 2015

Acrylic on canvas

84 x 30 inch (213 x 76 cm)

Originally from Nagpur, Parag Sonarghare is an artist whose work has been displayed and collected in numerous exhibitions and museums around the world. His work portrays the human body as an experience in its ordinary and imperfect self, through a seamless blend of performance and painting that is detailed to the extent that it exceeds all limitations.

Artist: Parag Sonarghare

Location: Vadodara, Gujarat

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