Somnath Bothe born in 1982 in a small village called Paithan, District - Aurangabad, Maharashtra & working in a city (Pune, Maharashtra) as an artist of tremendous talent. He obtained Diploma in Art from Mumbai University (Abhinav Kala Mahavidyalaya, Pune). He has received Gold Medal, Royal Academy, National Level, Gulbarga, Karnataka; Gold Medal, National College Student “Varnika Manav Sanket”, Ujjain & Silver Medal, National College Student “Kalawart Nyas”, Ujjain also. His journey in art field began with landscapes and portraits. He started thinking about sensitivity and intent of the paintings… As his entire childhood was spending in village, a very close relationship with the village. “A deep rooted respect for ‘nature’ and ‘humility’ is the inspiration for my paintings”, says Somnath. Then education and living in city life created new sensitivities and understandings… the blend of these different environments and cultures indirectly flowed in his painting… His paintings are colorful, vibrant, nostalgic at times, and sheer conversational pieces. Subdued and quiet by nature paintings is his language. Somnath has his own way of showing his creations. His color schemes are modern and flashy but this is intentional, to remind us of the importance of historical places. The fusion of rainy season and historical places in cities and villages constitute the subjects of his paintings. Now painting is not just a technique, it has become a medium of expression for him.
Group Exhibitions:2013 “Prayas”, State Art Gallery, Hyderabad 2012, 13 The Viewing Room, Cancer Patients Aid Association, Mumbai 2013 Lalit Kala Bhawan, Chandigarh 2013 Ocher Art Gallery, Chandigarh 2012 “India Art Fair 2012”, New Delhi 2012 Artzest Art Gallery presents “Vision” group show, Dubai 2012 “Visual Polyphonic” Cymroza Art Gallery, Mumbai 2012 “Mystical Splendor” White Shadow Art Gallery, Coimbatore 2012 Alankrita Art Gallery, Hydrabad 2012 “India Art Fair 2012”, New Delhi 2012 “Mystical Splendour”, White Shadow art gallery, Coimbatoor 2012 Alankrita art gallery,Hydrabad 2011 “India Art Summit 2011”, New Delhi 2009, 10, 11 Cymroza Art Gallery, Cancer Patients Aid Association, Mumbai 2010 “Fusion Art” Balgandharva Art Gallery, Rotary Club Midtown Sponsored,Pune 2009 Arthut Gallery, HSBC Bank Sponsored Show, Pune 2007 Nag Foundation Group, Pune 2006 Jehangir Art Gallery, “Monsoon Show”, Mumbai 2006, 07, 10 Balgandharva Art Gallery, Pune 2005 Waves Art Gallery, Pune 2005, 06, 07 “Chatak”, Monsoon Show, Nehru Centre Art Gallery, Mumbai 2003, 04, 05, 06 Pradarshak Art Gallery, Mumbai
Achievement:2006 1st Prize, Abhinav Kala Mahavidyalaya, Pune
Solo Exhibitions:2012 Nehru Centre Art Gallery, Mumbai 2012 Indian Art Collectors, “Featured Artist” Online show, Chandigarh 2011 Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai 2009 Pradarshak Art Gallery, Mumbai 2007 Arthut Art Gallery, Pune 2007 Rudraksha Art Gallery, Pune
Participations:2006, 05, 04, 03 Art Society of India, Mumbai 2006, 05, 04, 03 Chitari Academy, Pune 2003, 05 17st South Central Zone, All India Art Contest, Nagpur 2003, 04 Nasik Kala Niketan, Nasik 2003 National Level, “Kalanand Prayas”, Zarkhand 2003 State Art, Mumbai, Maharashtra