Ella prakash

A lifelong fascination with painting shapes the work of Ella Prakash. The Indian, Bahrain-based Artist & Founder of Ella Art Gallery & Ambassador for Arts of India in Bahrain. Her permanent collection is in Southern Nevada Museum of Fine Art- Las Vegas, her work is demonstrating that while the art market continues to gain momentum, the recent works form a decided and intensely concentrated body of work, never before has Ella Prakash focused so closely on the medium of painting, which seems almost like a liberation, opening up the potential to give the issue of form and background, space, areas and lines a new level of concentrated dynamism. With her current abstract series, Ella Prakash challenges herself to unlearn the pattern of control she seeks in representation; thus, reinventing the language of anatomy, chiaroscuro, and storytelling. Her paintings are distinctive for their bold brush strokes and vibrant colors.

Story behind her work

In reviewing her artistic concepts, Ella Prakash explains the meaning behind her series: "When you start painting you always will have a base idea of what your finished work should be, but more importantly allow yourself to prepare as many as alterations of your base idea. Simply because once your mind has decided to steer your thoughts, you start to unravel emotions and strokes that you never thought you could express". In regards to her colorful compositions, she mentions:"My spirit is mirrored in my work. I believe that every work of art must carry a message."



Exhibitions & Achievements

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2018   Art of Living Singapore | Bespoke Art & Lifestyle Exhibition, Singapore
  • 2016   India Habitat Center, Visual Art Gallery, New Delhi, India
  • 2015   Nehru Center, London, UK
  • 2015   Debut contemporary UK
  • 2012   Renaissance Gallerie, Bangalore, India
  • 2008   Ella Art Gallery, Manama, Bahrain
  • 2007   Hotel Crown Plaza, Manama, Bahrain

Selected Exhibitions

  • 2017   Global Art Awards Exhibition, Dubai, UAE
  • 2016   Art Gemini Prize Exhibition, London, UK
  • 2015   Art Expo New York, New York, USA
  • 2014   Debut contemporary London, UK
  • 2013   Brick lane Gallery, London, UK
  • 2013   Tads Art Gallery, India Delhi
  • 2011   Jain Marunouchi Gallery, New York, USA
  • 2010   Agora Gallery, New York, USA
  • 2010   Marziart Internationale Galerie, Hamburg, Germany
  • 2010   Southern Nevada Museum of Fine Art, Las Vegas, USA (Permanent collection)
  • 2010   Amsterdam Whitney Gallery International of Fine Art, New York, USA
  • 2010   Ico Gallery, New York, USA
  • 2009   Jain Marunouchi Gallery, New York, USA
  • 2006   Formula 1 Exhibition, Bahrain National Museum, Manama, Bahrain
  • 2004   Children’s & Mothers Welfare society Manama, Bahrain
  • 1999   Bahrain National Art Museum, Manama, Bahrain

Achievements

  • 2016   Shortlisted in Art Gemini prize, London, UK
  • 2015   Shortlist in the 4th International Emerging Artist Awards, Dubai, UAE
  • 2015   Collective for Women & Children (CWC), London, UK
  • 2015   Painting auction for charity Arts for India, London, UK

Certified at

    Sotheby’s Institute of Art
    Introduction to contemporary Art

Projects

    2016 – Robust Developments LTD UK
    Property project for interiors Surrey London

Publications

  • 2010   International Contemporary Masters Volume III
  • 2015   New Collectors Book
  • 2015   ATIMS Top 60 masters

Awards

  • 2010   10th International the American Juried Art Salon Awards
  • 2009   TOPTEN International Art Competition, Women in the Arts, Artrom Gallery Rome, Italy
  • 2009   2nd art contest, honorable mention by Art vita.com (Abstract)