Amol Pawar, born and brought up in Talegaon, Maharashtra, pursued his G.D in Applied Arts from Abhinav Kala Mahavidyalaya, Pune. While growing up, Amol was surrounded by various art forms and mediums, such as drawing, painting, rangoli, etc. which encouraged him to lean towards honing his artistic skills.
Stories and various forms of Gods from ancient India, especially Shiva and Shakti take the central stage in Amol’s paintings. These paintings reflect his love for calligraphy, texture, nature, and animals. He uses rustic and earthy tones of yellow, orange, blue, green, and brown, with shades of red as the most prominent color and a common thread among all his paintings. Unlike the popular depiction of Indian Gods, with defined features and perfect figures, Amol’s portrayal of Gods is somewhat abstract and distorted. Rather than focusing on their defined attributes, Amol illustrates the energy around Them.
Animals and sadhus or sages are other important subjects in Amol’s paintings. Though his color palette remains unchanged with the change of his subjects, the bright reds, and yellows, create a close affinity between the form and formless, the Almighty and his worshipper.
Through his career, Amol has participated in over 40 national and international shows. His artworks have been showcased in London, Warsaw, Singapore, and New York. Amol’s style and work are unique which makes a profound impact on the viewer.