Venue: Open Palm Court Gallery. Habitat Centre, New Delhi.
Date: December 19th to 22nd, 2023, from 10:30 am to 8:30 pm daily.
Mamta Malhotra – Artist Profile
Mamta Malhotra, born in the vibrant city of Mumbai, is an accomplished artist whose creative journey has been influenced by her rich upbringing amidst the breathtaking landscapes of Kashmir, Poona, Gangtok, and Bhutan. Growing up in a family where artistic expression was celebrated, Mamta was inspired by her father, an adept army engineer with a penchant for drawing and painting. This early exposure to the world of art laid the foundation for her artistic endeavors.
Education and Early Influences
Immersed in the picturesque city of Chandigarh, Mamta pursued her degree in Architecture, where she absorbed the profound design influences of the Corbusier-designed Chandigarh College of Architecture, ultimately graduating with a prestigious silver medal. Her artistic pursuits expanded in Delhi, where she honed her skills in painting and sculpture under the tutelage of renowned artists such as Rameshwar Broota, Shobha Broota, and Pradip Saxena at the Triveni Kala Sangam.
Unique Artistic Vision
Currently based in both Varanasi and San Francisco, Mamta’s artistic perspective is shaped by the amalgamation of experiences from these diverse cultural landscapes. Her work is characterized by a profound sense of simplicity, harmony, and integration with nature, reflecting her deep-rooted concern for the environment and cultural preservation. Mamta’s unique artistic identity blends her architectural insights with a passionate exploration of the interplay of line, color, form, and texture, often employing oil paint, acrylic, and mixed media to evoke emotional depth and narrative complexity.
The Inspiration of Varanasi
The city of Varanasi holds a special place in Mamta’s heart, serving as a wellspring of inspiration for her artistic endeavors. Through her art, she captures the ephemeral beauty and fragility of Varanasi, juxtaposing the city’s vibrant urban fabric with its rich cultural tapestry and timeless connection to nature.
Recognition and Exhibitions
Mamta Malhotra’s artistic prowess has garnered international recognition, with her works featured in esteemed publications such as a New York Times bestseller coffee table book, the HarperCollins catalogue, and Architecture Week magazine. Her critically acclaimed exhibitions at prestigious galleries including the Visual Arts Gallery, Triveni Kala Sangam, and the Art Laureate Gallery have cemented her reputation as a noteworthy artist. Her artwork adorns the interiors of distinguished homes in India, Dubai, France, and the United States.
Upcoming Solo Exhibition
An eagerly awaited solo exhibition is scheduled at the Open Palm Court, Habitat Centre, New Delhi, from 19th December 2023 to 22nd December 2023. Mamta’s art promises to imbue viewers with a sense of joy, energy, and a shared pursuit of beauty, perfection, and optimism.