• Somnath Bothe

Somnath Bothe

Somnath was born in 1982 in Paithan, Maharashtra & is working in Pune, Maharashtra, India. He obtained his Diploma in Art from the  Mumbai University (Abhinav Kala Mahavidyalaya, Pune). He have received  Gold Medal from Royal Academy, National Level, Gulbarga, Karnataka; Gold Medal from National College Student “Varnika Manav Sanket”, Ujjain & Silver Medal from  National College Student “Kalawart Nyas”, Ujjain.

His journey in art field began with landscapes and portraits. He started thinking about sensitivity and intent of the paintings,  as his entire childhood was spent in village. A deep rooted respect for ‘nature’ and ‘humility’ is the inspiration for his  paintings”. Then education and living in city life created new sensitivities and understandings to the artist, the blend of these different environments and cultures indirectly flowed in his works. His  paintings are colorful, vibrant, nostalgic at times, and sheer conversational pieces. Subdued and quiet by nature paintings is his language. His color schemes are modern and flashy but this is intentional, to remind us the importance of historical places. The fusion of rainy season and historical places in cities and villages constitute the subjects  of his works.