Manish Sharma (b. 1978) completed his MFA in Painting from the Faculty of Fine Arts, Rajasthan University in 2002. Nostalgia is a recurring theme in his sculptures.
Manish’s series “Recall" talks about the culture, traditions, and memories lost to unreasonable modernization and unwarranted globalization. In many ways, through this series, the artist has recreated the medieval period when poaching animals and showcasing their heads as trophies glorified the bravery and galore of kings. Rather than dignifying hunting, Manish uses his art as a metaphor to highlight that human beings have lost a variety of such art forms and gallant expressions to the present day world and fast-changing times.
Throughout his career, Manish has exhibited his shows in many different group and solo shows in major Indian cities and at international galleries in Budapest, Hungary, and Korea. Between 2002-2004, he received National Scholarship from the Ministry of Human Resources, Department of Tourism and Culture, Government of India, New Delhi. In 2011, Manish received Junior Fellowship National Award by Lalit Kala Akademi and AIFACS, New Delhi.