Sunil Gawde


Sunil Gawde graduated from the J.J. School of Art in 1980. Gawde’s working methods share as much with craft as with the fine arts. When applying paint, he uses the trowels and scrapers used by masons and house-painters. These implements give his pigments a layered depth; paints are piled and cut, creating dynamically textured surfaces. In 1995, Gawde received a Charles Wallace scholarship to study in Glasgow, Scotland. The chance to spend a year exclusively painting brought a spirit of contemplation to Gawde’s work, while his increased productivity gave rise to shows in London’s Arks Gallery and at the Mackintosh Museum in Glasgow. Gawde also exhibited in the Venice Biennale in 2008. The artist lives and works in Mumbai.