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Vijay Bhai Kochar Art Gallery - Vijay Bhai Kochar Artworks

Vijay Bhai Kochar Art Gallery - Vijay Bhai Kochar Artworks

"I was fond of painting from childhood. I joined Kalabhavan (College of Fine Arts) at Tagore's university at Santiniketan in 1951 but after some months I was shifted to the graduate school due to family compulsions. For six years at Santiniketan, first as a student and then as a teacher, I was closely associated with painting and"

Vijay Bhai Kochar
Vijay Bhai Kochar
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At Nest

Bust in abstract

Village

Meditation

Homing

Deep wish

Aiming high

Dance of life

Vision

Secrets behind the wall

Untitled

Intimate Moments

In Privacy

Revealed

In the shadows

Composition



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I was fond of painting from childhood. I joined Kalabhavan (College of Fine Arts) at Tagore's university at Santiniketan in 1951 but after some months I was shifted to the  graduate school due to family compulsions. For six years at Santiniketan, first as a student and then as a teacher, I was closely associated with painting and sculpture at the College of Fine Arts.

I however entered a long academic career in social science after working for M.A.(Lit.) M.A.(Anthropopogy), Ph.D., and D.Sc. I served at five different universities (two abroad) and retired as a Professor of Sociology from the Central University, Hyderabad in 1994.

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Towards the end of my career (1992) I began playing with digital compositions on PC. I started this seriously from 1996. For someone who had close encounter with fine art at a young age, coming back to painting on full time basis was an enjoyable homecoming. Gradually I have improved and diversified my use of digital tools.

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I started with line based figurative and nature works (see samples below) but now I have settled with abstract compositions in sweeping brush strokes. I begin my original freehand compositions in ‘Painter’ and rework these in ‘Photopaint’ and ‘photoshop’. The final result is sometimes very much different from the one that I start with. I work in 2D format only without photographs or scanned images (except those built into various effects available in the software I use).

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I have exhibited two one man shows in Hyderabad some years ago and received fair amount of press coverage. I have done more than 500 compositions. I have continued to work in digital medium for over ten years and I believe I have achieved some degree of maturity. I paint for sheer pleasure of it. I am not pressed for selling my art works nor am I good at it. 

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 For art lovers I sell my high-resolution digital paintings as genuine “Originals” - exclusive single editions (one and only one) LaserJet prints on canvas of required size, duly signed and certified. Framing as per specifications and courier, including insurance charges, will be extra. On various Internet websites my unsigned low-resolution small size digital paintings can generally be copied for free. Unsigned better resolution 6 x 8 prints on 8 x 11 size flex can be made available at low cost as open or public-edition.  

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Essence of digital fine art is in its intrinsic artistic (aesthetic) quality and not in the technique or medium. To me spirit (ideas and feelings) is more important than technical marvel of superbly executed forms.

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[Biography - Vijay Bhai Kochar - 8Ko]


I am 73 years old from Hindu family of north India settled in Hyderabad, India. I believe in a universal 'religion of man-in-nature' that transcends the narrow limits of physical world into the world of sublime

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For someone who had close encounter with fine art at a young age, coming back to painting on full time basis, after a long academic career, was an enjoyable homecoming. Within a short span of eight years I have done more than 500 digital paintings. I start with my own 2D compositions in ‘Painter’ and refine these in ‘Photopaint’, Photoshop or Paintshop Pro. My web site has 15 galleries with about 300 images (http://www.vijaybhai-digitalvisions.com )

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A variety of treatments and effects can be created (or altered) much more easily on the digital canvas than on a physical canvas. Digital medium gives greater power of creation and aesthetic refinement. To me spirit (ideas and feelings) is important. But if ideas and feelings drown the aesthetic appeal, it ceases to be fine art. To me digital painting gives great pleasure when I am working on it.  A good work gives me a sense of aesthetic quality and achievement, more so when I look at it after some time.

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Cultural imprint is natural to emerge in my works; sometimes obvious and sometimes subtle. My work reflects my worldview - which is as much Indian as it is universal. All my abstract works do not speak the ethnic language. However it is hidden under the composition. 

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[Biography - Vijay Bhai Kochar - 4Ko]



Vijay Bhai Kochar's Guestbook

Possible long-lost office partner at Johns Hopkins University (1973-1974)
Dear Dr. Kochar - I may have the wrong person, but I shared an office with a Vijay Kochar in the Department of Pathobiology at Johns Hopkins University during the 1974-1975 academic year. I have always wondered what happened to him. If you are the same Vijay Kochar, let's catch up on the intervening 32 years! Craig
(Craig Barnett, 28 November 2006)
ArtsCad Art Critic
Kochar began painting at an early age. At the College of Fine Arts at Tagore’s University at Santiniketican, he was shifted to the graduate program due to family concerns and began teaching there for six years. He received degrees in Literature and Anthropology, but didn’t come back to art until near the end of his career. To come back was almost a.../...
(ArtsCad Art Critic, 28 February 2006)






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