Prabhakar Kolte was born in 1946 and received his diploma from the Sir J.J. School
of Art in 1968. Between 1972 and 1994 he taught at the School of Art. He has had several
solo shows and participated in important group exhibitions like 'Art- Mosaic- celebration
of Calcutta's Tercentenary, Calcutta and Mumbai, 1990; 'Wounds' CIMA Gallery, Calcutta,
1993; 'Parallel Perceptions' Sakshi, Gallery, Mumbai, 1993 and 94 and 'Bombay- A Tribute
To The City' organized by RPG Enterprises, Mumbai, 1995. Kolte has also exhibited at 'Six
Indian Painters' curated by Geeta Kapur at Toto grad, Yugoslavia, Ankara and Istanbul,
1985, 'Three Artists' Hong Kong, 1995 and Galerie Foundation for Indian Artists,
Kolte's abstract layering with paint echo cityscapes where the signs and
textures reveal his modernist consciousness. Bands of color juxtaposed against each other
create bold ascensions and recessions.
Kolte lives and works in Mumbai.
Oil on canvas
72" x 72"
Watercolor on board
60.2" x 70.1"
Water color on paper
30" x 40"