Ranbir Singh Kaleka

Ranbir Kaleka was born in Punjab in 1953. He received his Diploma from Punjab University, Chandigarh in 1975 and taught it the Fine Arts Department of the University till 1977 and at the Delhi College of Art, London between 1985-87. Apart from holding many solo shows Kaleka has participated in 'Contemporary Indian Art', 'Royal Academy of Art', London 1982, India: Myth and Reality, Museum of Modem Art, oxford, 1982, 'Contemporary Indian Art', Grey Art Gallery', .'4ew York, 1985, Pennsylvania, 1986, Burlington, U.S. 1987. de has also exhibited at 'Coup De Coeur 'Festival of India', Geneva, 1987, 'Indian Winter' Smith Jariwala Gallery, London, 1995, 'Fine Sight' West London Artists, Pitshanger Manor , Gallery, London, 1995. Kaleka received the Sanskriti Award, ,4ew Delhi in 1986.

An assemblage of real objects in strange and perplexing ) placements creates a hypnotic world in Kaleka's paintings. The Visionary colors and hybrid creatures could emanate from a range which nonetheless is grounded in reality.

Kaleka lives and works in Britain.

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R.S. Kaleka
Spin Top
Pencil Drawing on paper
28" x 23"
1975

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R.S. Kaleka
Painting I - Reflections
Oil on canvas
72" x 72"
1977

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R.S. Kaleka
Woman pierced by moons
Mixed media on paper
13.8" x 9.8"