There are Buddhas and Buddhas on the art circuit; and then there are Umakant Tawde's Buddhas. Umakant lives in the tumult that is Mumbai and creates in his paintings a serenity that is unique on the Indian art scene. His paintings manage to do the impossible: visually depict a meditative state, a 'one-pointedness', a taming of the wandering mind. Spend enough time with his Buddhas and they create a level of peace in which the subtlest of thoughts can be experienced. Umakant was born in Jalgaon district of Maharashtra in western India and has graduated with a BFA from the Sir J.J. Institute of Applied Arts in Mumbai. He lives and works in Mumbai, India.
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