Born in 1958 in Sholapur, Maharashtra, Vijay Shinde completed his Fine Arts degree at Sir J. J. School of Art in 1982. Shinde’s early works were portraits and figurative works , but the artist slowly shifted towards non representational work. His work are deeply inspired from the Indian ethics, philosophy and values. His work is an expression trying to show a connection between heaven and the earth and the divine forces driving the same. These mystic elements prompt the artist to establish an abstract relation on canvas.
Vijay Shinde’s series at our gallery in 2005 was all about “the spirit of awakening” emphasizing on the belief that things can change. The artist strongly believes in goodness, humanity and human values giving him a sense of ultimate hope.
Vijay Shinde has won multiple awards such as the National Award Lalit Kala Academy, New Delhi in 1984, Biennale Award, Bharat Bhavan, Bhopal in 1986, Fellowship – Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi 1987, Maharashtra Gaurav Puraskar, State Government of Maharashtra, 1990 Senior Fellowship Award, Government of India, and New Delhi in 2000.
The artist lives and works out of Pune, Maharashtra.