Karl Antao

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Karl Antao

Karl Antao’s ability to infuse expression into a cold blocks of wood makes for mammoth sculptures creating complex visual metaphors. It is the stillness of the woodblock that challenges him to give it a life of its own resulting in sculptures radiating with human emotions. Being a former advertising professional, Antao decided to become an artist to bridge the gap between the final imagery and the designer’s visualisation. Wood directs him to contain a dialogue between the medium and the emotions he wants to express. He also, sometimes, works in bronze.

Karl Antao’s sculptures have been displayed at Gallery Espace, New Delhi; Gallery Beyond, Goa; Chester Herwitz Gallery, Ahmedabad and the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia.

He is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Best Solo Show, India Habitat Centre Award in 2005 and the Best Sculpture Award, All India Arts Society in 1992.

The artist lives and works in Ahmedabad.

 

KARL ANTAO

Born in 1966, Mumbai, India
Lives and works in Ahmedabad, India

EDUCATION

1991

BFA, Applied Art, J.J. School of Fine Arts, Mumbai

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2018

Still Life, Gallery Espace, New Delhi

2013

MIND the HOME, Sumukha Art Gallery, Bengaluru

2011

Walden Pond, Gallery Beyond, Goa
A Stone Alexander, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia

2010

Couple of Differences, Gallery Espace and Sakshi Gallery, New Delhi & Mumbai

2009

Works in Stainless Steel, The Stainless Gallery, New Delhi

2008

India Time, Paolo Curti / AnnamariaGambuzzi& Co., Milan, Italy

2007

Unseen Truth, Gallery Sumukha, Chennai & Bengaluru

2004

India Habitat Center, Gallery Espace, New Delhi

2003

Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai

1993

Hutheesing Visual Art Centre, Ahmedabad, Gujarat

1989

Sophie Duchesne Art Gallery, Mumbai
State Lalit Kala Akademi, Ahmedabad, Gujarat

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2016

Science Centre, Surat

Hyder-Ahmed, Ahmedabad

Art Affairs, Ahmedabad

The Living Heritage, IPCA, Gujarat

A Dialogue between Easel and Chisel, IIM, Ahmedabad

2015

inBOX, Shrishti Art Gallery, Hyderabad

Goa is not a small place, Kalakriti Art Gallery, Hyderabad

2014

Lost in Transition, Harrington

2013

Equilibrium, TAO art Gallery, Mumbai

2012

41 Street, Ahmedabad

Synergy, TAO Art Gallery, Mumbai

We Walk, Kanoria Gallery for Arts

Art Sanctified, Ahmedabad International Art Festival

Indian Art Exhibition, St. Petersburg

2011

Sensitization, TAO Art Gallery, Mumbai

2009

Spectrum, Abu Dhabi

Bronze Sclupture Show, Bengaluru

2008

Salleria Paolo Curti, Milan

Harvest, Arushi Arts, Delhi

Catharsis, Ahmedabad

Anthropomorphic, Lansdowne Gallery, Mumbai

The Indian Story, Gallery Espace, New Delhi

2007

Gallery Mirchandani, Mumbai

Goa Show Gallery, Grasshopper

Saptarishis, Jindal Steel, Delhi

2006

Human Figure Show, Gallery Threshold, New Delhi

Back to the Future, Gallery Espace, New Delhi

Bronze, Gallery Espace, New Delhi

Satyagrah, Afrikhadi, New Delhi

Save the Animal, Baroda

Samuka Opening, Chennai

2005

Chair Project, Sarjan Art Gallery, Baroda

Ahmedabad Art Festival

Mobile Immobile, Sarjan Art Gallery, Baroda

Concern India Auction, Mumbai

Cymroza, Cancer Aid Foundation

Ardhnareshwar, TAO Art Gallery, Mumbai

ABS Gallery, Baroda

The Inverted Tree, Sridharni, Triveni Kala Sangam, New Delhi

Turning the Wheel, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi

2004

Concern India Auction, Mumbai

National Exhibition, Lalit Kala Akademi, Lucknow

2003

Harmony Show, Nehru Centre, Mumbai

Concern India Auction, Christie’s India

Art Access Week, Birla Art Gallery, Mumbai

2002

Concern India Auction, Christie’s, Birla Art Gallery

Art Carnival, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai

2001

Birla Art Gallery, Mumbai

Harmony Show, Nehru Centre, Mumbai

Excerpts from my Diary Pages, Fine Art Company, Mumbai

2000

Embarkation, Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai

Christ the man of sorrow, National Gallery of Modern Art, Mumbai

1999

Flashback-Flash Forward, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai

1998

Harmony, Nehru Centre, Mumbai

Sculpture Exhibition, Ahmedabad

1997

Chester Herwitz Gallery, Ahmedabad
Harmony Show, Nehru Centre, Mumbai

1995

Drawn Image,Cymroza Art Gallery, Mumbai

1994

Hutheesing Visual Art Centre, Ahmedabad, Gujarat
Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai

1988

Monsoon Show, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai

1987

Bombay Arts Society, Mumbai
Art Society of India, Mumbai

AWARDS

2016

National Award, Ministry of Culture, Government of India, Hyderabad

2005

Best Solo Show, India Habitat Center Award

1998

Junior Fellow Scholarship, Government of India
Young Emerging Artist of India, Reliance Award,

1995

Bendre& Husain Award

1993

NavdeepPrathistha Award, Gujarat State Sculptor Award
Bombay Art Society Award

1992

Best Sculpture Award, All India Arts Society, New Delhi

1991

Sistas Prize, Best Campaign on Consumer Products
Lintas Worldwide Silver Medal for Best Campaign

 

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