Poets and Speakers

Atul Dodhiya

Shahnaz Munni © Goethe-Institut

Foto: Goethe-Institut / Andrea Fernandes
Atul Dodiya A figurative painter, Atul came into prominence in 1999 with his series on Mahatma Gandhi, where the painter sought to reconstruct images from a forgotten biography of the leader. Rendered in bold realism and drawing on pop art iconography, Atul`s work reveals his attempt to go back to his roots. Atul held several solo shows in India and exhibited internationally such as Gallery Apunto, Amsterdam (1993) and Cite Intemationale Des Arts, Paris (1992). In 1999, he won the Sotheby`s Prize for Contemporary Art. When he is not painting, Atul likes to travel and one day he wants to make a film.