Mangaluru-based artist Santhosh Deepak Andrade has been selected as a participating artist for the prestigious 13th edition of India Art Fair to be held at NSIC Exhibition Grounds, New Delhi from April 28 to May 1.
Andrade will be exhibiting five of his original paintings at booth B-16 at the event hosted under the auspices of Art Houz Gallery, Chennai and online partner Mojarto. “India Art Fair is one of the most prestigious art festivals in the country. As a Mangalorean, I am proud to represent our city at this international event. In fact, all the paintings that will be exhibited at India Art Fair are inspired by my childhood memories of the Mangaluru landscape,” Andrade said.
India Art Fair is the premier platform for discovering modern and contemporary art from South Asia. It has taken place every year since 2008 and returns after a long hiatus due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Spread over a space of 12,000 m², the fair offers exposure to the next generation of artists. Selected international participants will also bring works that have never or rarely been shown in India.
Having developed his own style of art, Santhosh Andrade’s paintings evoke nostalgia combined with concern for the environment, a desire for earthy and human interactions and challenge the notion of senseless development. Her works, which bear a commanding presence of nature and its interface with human life, are highly acclaimed and have been exhibited at reputable art events and have also attracted media attention.
Earlier this year, it was awarded second place in the Third All India Art Competition and Exhibition 2021 organized by the State Gallery of Art of the Government of Telangana. In 2020, he won first place with a cash prize of Rs 3 lakh in ‘ORA 2020’, a competition organized by Mojarto, an NDTV India company. In 2007, he won the Karnataka Lalitha Kala Academy Award in addition to many other accolades.