PRABHAKAR BARWE


M.F. HUSAIN · S.H. RAZA · AKBAR PADAMSEE · PRABHAKAR BARWE · LAXMAN SHRESTHA · MANU PAREKH · MANJIT BAWA · NAVJOT ALTAF · ATUL DODIYA
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"Initially, I was afraid that my creative freedom may be curbed, and that I would get lost in the countless possibilities that the computer offers in terms of colours, textures and image manipulation. This is why I decided not to use colours and restricted myself to two dimensional and graphic possibilities.

"In India this is perhaps the first time that artists are using computers in the creative process and though it opens up many avenues, we must see it in the context of our needs and experiences. One has to keep in mind the pros and cons of this new tool. I feel that if artists don't go overboard...and it is very easy to do so....and use the computer cautiously, then they could harness its potentialities and permutations to their advantage without jeopardizing their creative freedom."

1936: Born in Nagaon, Maharashtra.
1954-59: J.J. School of Art, Bombay.
1963: Academy of Fine Art, Calcutta.
1969: 'Yomiuri Shimbun' Award, Tokyo, Japan.
1976: National Award, Lalit Kala Akademy, New Delhi.
1988: Artist in Residence : grant under International Visitors Programme, US Information Agency.

Lives and works in Bombay
[1993 Catalog-Data]
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