Provenance : From a private Mumbai based collection, acquired by the present owner directly from the artist
Born in 1960 in Mumbai, Sunil Gawde completed his graduation from the Sir J.J. School of Art, Mumbai. Even though he studied art, he took a job at the Bombay Port Trust. Through his tenure there, he keenly observed his surroundings, incorporating them into his paintings. In 1995, he received the Charles Wallace scholarship to study in Glasgow, Scotland. The opportunity to spend a year there exclusively painting infused a spirit of contemplation into his work. This was followed by shows at London's ARKS Gallery and at the Mackintosh Museum, Glasgow. This sensitive artist is a constant innovator who has gradually moved from his earlier minimalist two dimensional works to more ambitious, large-scale sculptures and dynamic installations like `Blind Bulb etc.' showcased at Mumbai's Sakshi Gallery in 2005.