Born in 1960 in Achalpur in Maharashtra, Ravi Mandlik completed his Government Diploma in Art from the Sir J. J. School of Art. He was a member of the teaching faculty of L.S. Raheja School of Art, Mumbai and Sir J. J. School of Art, Mumbai for a considerable period of time.
The Mumbai artist’s recent solo show in our gallery titled “Giest” (2018), is described as the quest for the spirit, manifestation of the soul and intellect of the artist vested upon canvas. The abstractionist earlier worked with pure colors, but over the years, especially since 2006 when he realized that white is a good counter balancer adding a sense of calmness to his work. Strongly inspired by the five elements of nature, each of the artist’s canvases have a symphony of colors, open to infinite interpretations for the viewers. Mandlik achieves interesting variations in textures using brushes, rollers, etc in combination.
The artist has won multiple awards such as Bendre-Hussain Scholarship ( 1995-1996), Seychelles Visual Art Biennale from the Seychelles Govt (1996), Usha Deshmukh Gold-Medal from Sir J.J. School of Art (1985) and Fellowship from Sir J. J. School of Art (1984).