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Saillesh Acharekar

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Sir J.J. School of Art, Mumbai, 2000, B . F . A

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3D, mixed-media, modern, figurative, conceptual


Saillesh Acharekar’s art has evolved with time. As an emerging artist, His unique, multidimensional and highly contemporary work has no preferred surface for ex-pression he held his first solo exhibition in 2003 titled the Touchwood series which was art on wood. This was followed by Touchwood 2 in 2004. His next was ‘Innovator’ wherein he celebrated the spirit of innovation wherein he etched some ‘Men of Mettle’ using mixed media on metal. His recent exhibition of ‘Me v/s Myself’ was a collection of about 25 works which are mix media on canvas. With his series of paintings, he manages to break the strings that hold him back and discovers himself in the process. After all, what stops us from finding the limits of our creativity is ourselves.

After achieving a BFA from the JJ School of Arts, Saillesh started off as an advertising professional in 2000 at the age of 26, grew to be an Art Director is one of India’s leading ad agencies but decided to pursue his dream career – that of art and painting. And in a short span of 4 years, he has garnered admirers from Bollywood, the corporate world, socialites etc.

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