• Vijay Dhupatre

Vijay Dhupatre

Born in Maharashtra, Vijay Dupatre received a Government Applied Art Diploma from the Abhinav Kala Mahavidyalaya in Pune. Dupatre’s work is mainly figurative, with one central figure occupying the entire canvas. However, the artist also introduces subtle textures into his work, which offer his pieces a unique appeal. Bright reds, blacks and browns are his preferred hues, making his work vivid and dark at the same time. This juxtaposition serves to highlight the drama which is evident in his compositions. Dupatre’s preoccupation with the male form is intriguing, as he does not valorize his subjects, but rather renders them simultaneously strong and vulnerable. Dupatre has also painted a series of priests, which is again, more than just a documentation of their attire and way of life. He has had multiple solo and group exhibitions.