Apr 10, 2018ICF Art: Studio Visit with Natvar Bhavsar
artist Natvar Bhavsar
Natvar Bhavsar occupies a unique position as a renowned Indian-born American artist who has worked in New York City since the 60s. At this informal evening with the artist at his studio, you will have a rare opportunity to learn about him and his work over wine and cheese.
This evening is a part of the series of artist studio visits being organized by The India Center Foundation, as a way to promote South Asian art in the US, and encourage engagement by the community and beyond.
ABOUT THE ARTIST: Natvar Bhavsar (b. 1934) is a contemporary American artist of Indian origin. He lives and works in SoHo, New York.
Claiming that colors are his medium, Bhavsar has been exploring the sensual, emotional, and intellectual resonance of color since the early 1960s. His paintings evince influences from his childhood in India, surrounded by vivid textiles, practicing rangoli, and witnessing the Holi Festival, and adulthood in New York in the 1960s and ’70s, in a milieu that included Andy Warhol, Merce Cunningham, and fellow Abstract Expressionists like Mark Rothko. To make his paintings, which range from intimate to grand, Bhavsar sifts powdered pigments onto canvas, allowing air currents and his own breath and body movements to determine where they fall, creating smoky, layered compositions.