India Art Fair Exhibition Coverage 2023 With 85 Exhibitors And 71 Galleries
Art / 15-February-2023 / minute read

India Art Fair Exhibition Coverage 2023 With 85 Exhibitors And 71 Galleries

India Art Fair is the biggest art exhibition where artists showcase in modern and contemporary art from all over the world.

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In February 2023 I captured the India Art Fair – one of the leading art events of South Asia opened doors to visitors at the NSIC Exhibition Grounds in New Delhi. 

The first time I added video previews along with photos.

At the exhibition, I felt - "The Art extravaganza showcases the intersection of tech and art."

This year the fair showcases a wide array of modern and contemporary artwork from India and South Asia. The fair hosted a preview on Thursday (Feb-09-2023). Led in partnership with BMW India, this year, the fair presents 85 exhibitors, including 71 galleries and 14 institutions. The 2023 fair is being hailed as its best edition yet.

The India Art Fair raises the bar this year, delivering its most ambitious edition to date. The fair sets the scene for powerful artists' voices to be heard loud and clear, with an extended program of galleries, talks, performances, and workshops, a new all-woman artist posterzine, and the city's first-ever Young Collectors Hub.

The front-right of the tent houses India's largest contemporary art galleries, which have displayed artworks with an approximate average price of roughly $20,000 and a usual price range of $3,000 to $150,000. 

A new painting by Rameshwar Broota at Vadehra Art Gallery in Delhi, which sold to a private UK collector for $200,000, and a big glass and brass sculpture by Subodh Gupta at Nature Morte, also in Delhi, sold for $260,000 in the opening hours of the preview day. 

At the VIP preview, the country's most notable collectors, including Lekha Poddar and Kiran Nadar, were observed purchasing pieces, with the latter's purchases including a 2022 suite of pastel paintings by Sohrab.


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Shambhala by Satish Gupta

After practicing calligraphy for many years and not being able to create the perfect Shunva, I went to Sikkim to visit the Rumtek monastery for some inspiration. One lucky day, I was left mesmerized as a mystical light filtered through the mist and clouds from the valley below.

The empty Zen Circle, which I was searching for intellectually, was there to experience and behold. It was a revelation! In that magical moment, I was instantly able to comprehend the totality of emptiness and fullness. As I looked at the form of Buddha through the negative space in the circle, I realized that emptiness and fullness are one and are interchangeable - emptiness has to be empty of emptiness too; only then it has some meaning. It is in this simultaneous existence of opposites that we truly experience the whole - the Buddha. These paintings and the sculptures, both on a micro and a macro level, are a homage to that experience of completeness.

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Buddha's Silent sermon where he just twirled a flower to impart Dharma, Mahakshyapa who alone amongst his disciples smiled acknowledging that he understood that real truth has to be understood intuitively without the need for words.

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What is Modern Art?

Modern art is a broad term used to describe the styles and movements in art that emerged in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. It encompasses a wide range of artistic styles, including cubism, abstract expressionism, futurism, surrealism, and pop art, among others.

Modern art can be characterized by a departure from traditional, realistic representations of the world and a focus on experimentation and abstraction. Modern artists sought to challenge the established norms of art and explore new ways of expressing themselves. They often used unconventional materials, techniques, and subject matter in their work.

Modern art has had a significant impact on the art world and has been influential in shaping the course of art history. It continues to evolve and inspire artists today.


What is Contemporary Art?

Contemporary art refers to the art produced in the present time, usually from the 1960s onwards. It is an umbrella term that encompasses a wide range of artistic styles and practices, including painting, sculpture, photography, video, installation art, and performance art.

Contemporary art is characterized by its diversity and constant evolution. It often reflects the social, political, and cultural issues of the times and incorporates new technologies and materials in innovative ways.

Unlike modern art, which was a defined movement with a specific set of aesthetic principles, contemporary art is more fluid and open-ended. It encompasses a wide variety of styles, approaches, and concepts and often blurs the boundaries between different artistic disciplines.

Overall, contemporary art is a reflection of the constantly changing world we live in, and it continues to push the boundaries of what art can be and do.


3D Art

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Ankon Mitra

Art by ANkon Mitra

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Women statue

3d golden leaf

3d golden leaf

Owl Painting

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Monkey art

Hanging art

Anne samet

Art by Anne Samet

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arpana cour

Art by Arpana Caur

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Apasya gupta

Art by Apasya Gupta

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Bhuri bai

Art by Bhuri Bai

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lancelot ribeiro

Art by Lancelot Ribeiro

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Lancelot Ribeiro

Lancelot Ribeiro

khalil chishtee

Art by khalil Chishtee

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kamrooz aram

Art by kamrooz Aram

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jayashri burman

Art by Jayashri Burman

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jangarh singh shyam

Art by Jangarh Singh Shyam

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What is the meaning of Abstract Art?

Abstract art is a style of art that emphasizes form, color, and texture over representational or figurative depictions of the world. In abstract art, the artist does not attempt to create a realistic portrayal of a person, place, or object, but instead focuses on the use of line, shape, color, and texture to create a purely visual experience.

Abstract art can take many different forms, from geometric shapes and lines to expressive brushstrokes and textures. It can be completely non-representational, or it can suggest or evoke certain emotions, moods, or ideas.

Abstract art emerged in the early 20th century as a response to the rise of modernism and the desire to break free from traditional representational art forms. Artists such as Wassily Kandinsky, Kazimir Malevich, and Piet Mondrian were early pioneers of the abstract art movement.

Today, abstract art remains an important and influential style of art, and it continues to inspire artists and viewers alike to explore the possibilities of form, color, and texture in art.

gaurav gupta

Art by Gaurav Gupta

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chemould colab

Art by Chemould Colab

manu parekh

Art by Manu Parekh

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Manu parekh

Manu parekh

madan mahatta

Art by Madan Mahatta

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MF Husain

Art by M.F Husain

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MF Husain

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Parvathi nayar

Art by Parvathi Nayar

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Paresh Maity

Art by Paresh Maity

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Narayan

Art by Narayan

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Mayadhar sahu

Art by Mayadhar Sahu

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subodh gupta

Art by Subodh Gupta

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souman das

Art by Souman Das

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sahej rahal

Art by Sahej Rahal

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rohit chawla

Art by Rohit Chawla

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Reena Saini kallat

Art by Reena Saini Kallat

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rakesh patel

Art by Rakesh Patel

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prateek arora

Art by Prateek Arora

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sumana som

Art by Sumana Som

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sudhir patwardhan

Art by Sudhir Patwardhan


T venkanna

Art by T. Venkanna

Kismet, 2022, Pencil and hand embroider on linen 87.5 x 116 inches (222 x 295 cm)

Venkanna has long explored how alienation, boredom, and fetishism are becoming default states in affluent consumer society. Made during the reign of Covid, Kismet, depicts figures fornicating with animals and with each other. They are oddly proportioned, some sporting grimaces. The work illustrates the challenge the time posed to social cohesion, inviting reflection on states of psychological isolation and emotional poverty.

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vikram goyal

Art by Vikram Goyal

veer munshi

Art by Veer Munshi

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tom vattakuzhy

Art by Tom Vattakuzhy

Tom Vattakuzhy is a virtuoso painter of classical aesthetics and contemporary politics. He received his Bachelor's Degree in printing making from Kalabhawan, Santiniketan Visva-Bharati University located in West Bengal before completing a Master's Degree at the Faculty of Fine Arts, Maharaja Savajirao University of Baroda. Vattakuzhy is continuously inspired by a variety of certain sights, paintings, films, memories, live experiences, and current events. These observed realities, imbued with a series of evocative associations and memories, allow his intuitive and deliberate compositions to evolve. Vattakuzhy has been the recipient of awards like the AIFACS Award, New Delhi in 1997 and 1998, Kerala Lalitha Kala Academy Award in 1997, National Scholarship, HRD New Delhi in 1996 Haren Das Award, Academy of Fine Arts, Calcutta in 1995. Vattakuzhy lives and works in Kerala.

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Thukral tagra

Art by Thukral & Tagra

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tanya goel

Art by Tanya Goel

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Brick art

Brick art

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box 507

Box 507 is the fifth publication of Spontaneous Books, New Delhi, 2019. With Spontaneous Books, Dayanita Singh is able to build books and book-objects as and when the Chance to do so arises, as and when material asks to be gathered and as and when the opportunity to disseminate the work presents itself. Such is the case with Box 507, an unbound book of 30 image cards held together in a wooden structure. It is meant to be hung on a wall or placed as an object on a table. The structure has been built to allow the collector to change the front image as often as they like. The image cards, however, exist as a set of 30 and are not meant to be separated from each other or the box. Once you have more than one box, you become the curator of my work, as you build your own conversations between the boxes. Box 507 has been published in an edition of 360 and is available only in its exhibition format. It is to be acquired directly off the wall. In this way the exhibition disappears win time and when all the boxes are sold. the edition and exhibition are over.

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BMW

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Visa art

yigal ozeri

Art by Yigal Ozeri


calligraphy art

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calligraphy art

calligraphy art

Hand drawn


dark painting

abstract art

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Colorblock wall art

colorblock wall art

colorblock wall art

colorblock wall art

circulart art

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Dreams

Gender wall hanging

Art exhibition

nature painting

nature painting

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Nature painting

Natural art

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viraj khanna

INEFFABLE BY Viraj Khanna

Challenging all traditional and observable processes Khanna pushes boundaries with his latest works. The textile medium, a legacy for him, is embraced but also entirely converted into a different kind of 'art' Ancient techniques of Zardosi and Ari go beyond their usual floral decorative motifs and instead create complex abstract contemporary figures. These indescribable figures are created by Viral in the form of collages or acrylic paintings as the base starting point. This pattern is then outlined onto cloth with a distinct vision of techniques and materials to be used to bring it to fruition. The methodology is the same but the intent is completely renewed. He hopes to give hand embroidery the global position it truly deserves - of being acknowledged and appreciated as an artwork in and of itself. This break from tradition in fact helps the craft to sustain and further evolves the perspective of the karigars too. Working together, the final piece is novel and mind-expanding. Themes of self-reflection and transformation have always been central to the artist's practice both in the content but also the medium. Coming from a background of creativity, he has perceived the world and its people closely since a young age, wondering on the themes of identity, culture, and beauty. The visual aesthetic and its perception by the audience is questioned by him through his exaggerated abstract figures and use of vivid color and texture. Just like his unique creations, the layers of thought behind it are also interesting to explore Often, veiled by the idea of how we should be regarded, we seem to add dimensions to our essential selves, and Viraj comments on this phenomenon by deconstructing and reconstructing what we see to be true! His art is both an acceptance of also a challenge to the audience. Through this much-needed intervention, Viraj establishes himself as the non-conforming hybrid child of Fashion and Art.

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Hindu god art

hindu god art

hindu god art

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Polychrome art

polychrome art

polychrome art

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papercut art

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Negatice space art

wall painting

wall painting

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wall painting

trumpet art

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traditional art

traditional art

wodden curved art

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This is me

I'm Prince Pal Singh, Turned Art Critic into Art Appreciator. 

As an art appreciator, I tell artists what to look out for in a painting, what its highlights (and the artist’s highlights) are, what is part of the artist’s — or his peers’ — influence and trends, what the colors/medium, etc. reflect or suggest. I celebrate each work and does not underplay the strengths, nor over-suggest the weaknesses. In fact, I never say negative about an artist or an artist’s work. 

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