A painter and illustrator based in Mumbai, Deelip Khomane’s contribution to Indian advertising has been nothing short of legendary. In a career spanning over three decades, his illustrations have been featured in ads that have won accolades globally including at Cannes Lions, D&AD, One Show and the London International Awards. When not busy with commissioned projects, Deelip likes to express the artist within through new forms and media. Deelip’s creations have been showcased at numerous venues over the years including two solo shows at the prestigious Jehangir Art Gallery.

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Born in 1994 in Anuppur, Madhya Pradesh, Raju Maravi’s introduction to the Pardhan Gond school of painting was watching his uncle and artist Anand Shyam at work during his visits to Bhopal.  Apart from his own practice, which also includes wall installations, Raju conducts extensive Gond painting workshops for children as well as adults.

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A Mumbai-based illustrator, Pratap hails from the scenic southern coast of Maharashtra. With a degree in Applied Art from the B. S. Bandekar College of Fine Art, Sawantwadi, he considers drawing as his core skill around which he brings his illustrations to life. He loves to try out different styles and techniques and explore the possibilities therein. And when it comes to picking the right tools, he lets the artwork at hand do the choosing. Nothing inspires Pratap more than his daily life and the experiences it holds. 

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Pooja Bansal is a mixed media artist based in Mumbai. After working as a finance professional in leading organisations for fifteen years, she left her corporate career behind in 2018 to pursue her passion for art full-time. Inspired by old architectural landscapes during her travels across India and abroad, she was deeply drawn towards the doors and windows that stood as portals to another time. These served as inspiration for her trademark style of using wooden doors and windows, with their natural grains and texture, as a base for her paintings. Blending the modern with the vintage, Pooja’s sustainable...

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Harshvardhan Kadam is an image maker, designer and traveller currently residing in Pondicherry. His first work as a graphic novel was published in 2007 in the US by Virgin Comics. Moving on to art direct computer games, animation and films, he travelled extensively and discovered public spaces and walls as an apt canvas for his form of storytelling. In 2016, Harshvardhan along with his brother painted the largest artwork of India in Pune where it still stands proud today. As a Creative Director nowadays, he imagines fictional universes and characters for films and games. His digital paintings are a way for him to share his energy with others. The art showcased here comes from his...

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Shweta Sharma is an alumnus of NIFT Mumbai who specialises in graphics and illustration. She took to illustrating as a means of understanding herself, processing the myriad emotions she observed in others, and interpreting the dreams that have stayed with her since she was a child. Dreams about spaces, creatures, emotions, parallel existence, alternate histories, unearthly movie plots and music. These diverse inspirations make their way into her art that’s a mix of pop and dark surrealism - peppered with stories, a dash of humour and an...

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