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Thursday, March 11, 2010
Passion For Christ
Paul Bhonsle who likes to be called Paul B. a young man who doesn’t believe that getting a formal training in art guarantees being a good artist. He believes that going to art college can teach you the techniques of painting but it curbs your creativity. Paul has succeeded in creating a niche for himself. He paints Christian icons and says that his art is not restricted only to Christians but art lovers in general. Dimple Kapadia is a big fan of Paul’s works. Pinky Roshan & Namrata Dutt are also proud owners of Paul’s paintings. His paintings are with collectors in London & New York.
Paul’s paintings of Christ, Mother Mary and The Altar boys transports you thru a spiritual journey. His paintings have a lot of detailing and hence he takes six to eight months to complete a piece of art. He works in 24 carat gold leaf and oil on canvas. When everyone these days are using fiber frames he painstakingly frames his paintings in teakwood. Paul an avid collector of Christian artifacts has scored the markets of Goa and Kerala and has a vast collection of old altars and Christian filigree. He frames the paintings in the altars after refurbishing them which serve as an innovative way of displaying his art.
Paul has never exhibited his works in a gallery. He has showcased his works In James Ferreira’s 180 year old Portuguese villa in Kotachiwadi & in Trafford House which is a late 19thcentury Dutch Colonial building. He is of the opinion that his paintings speak volumes in the right ambience.
Paul’s works have been featured by Osian’s. Paul has big plans for the future and I am waiting patiently to view his next show.