Aradhna Tondon

 

 

Born: Born in 1952

 

Introduction:

  • Aradhna had an endearing childhood in the small, languid town of Hardoi in central India.


An incisive observer of human behavior from her early years, Aradhna’s work reflects the kaleidoscope of human emotions and has been exhibited widely in India and US. Her semi-figurative compositions in oil and acrylic explore the hues of human relationships through a dynamic interplay of evocative bodily forms and elements of nature. “Paintings for me is both an expression of my observation and a dialogue with my inner self”, she muses. “It is a spontaneous exercise - a leap to freedom - unfettered of the external world.”

Love, tenderness, submission, compassion, introspection - her works cast a 360 degree net of the human condition. The canvases chronicle her impressions just as a diary would, unfolding her perspective on life as she sees it. The human forms on canvas interestingly, aren’t sketched to any anatomical precision – rather by being granted certain distortions, they are lent a somewhat piquant, inscrutable quality.

Her style is individualistic, refusing to conform to any dogma or -ism. Some of her works evoke the moody quality of Frida Kahlo’s, while other bring to mind the sensibilities of the French artist Louis Toffoli. A delight for the discerning onlooker, her art speaks a simple language that is expressive in it’s content, profound in it’s treatment and human in it’s appeal.
Mailing Address& Studio:
75, Sector 7 Panchkula
Haryana, India 134109
Website: www.aradhnatondon.com
E-mail:aradhnatandon@gmail.com
Contact No:
0172-2599078/2599079

Awards:

  • April 2008 Award - Innovators Program, John Hopkins University, USA
  • Aug 2007 Distinction Award at Art Kudos International Competition, USA.
  • Jun 2007 Award in Professional category by Chandigarh Lalit Kala Akademi.
  • Mar 2001 Award in Professional category by Lalit Kala Academy (Chd) & AIFACS (ND).

Exhibitions:

  • Oct 2007 India Habitat Centre, New Delhi.
  • Aug 2006 Alliance Francaise, Chandigarh.
  • Aug 2005 San Mateo, California.
  • Feb 2004 California Institute of Integral Studies, San-Francisco.
  • Oct 2003 San-Jose Art League, California.
  • Oct 2002 Indus Bank Art Gallery, Chandigarh.
  • Oct 1999 Lalit Kala Academy, New-Delhi.
  • Sep 1998 AIFACS, New-Delhi.

 

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