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Prof. (Dr.) CHINMAY MEHTA

Painter, Architectural Designer and Cultural Activist
Former Professor and Dean,
Faculty of Fine Arts
University of Rajasthan, Jaipur
Chairman,
Rajasthan  Academy of Fine Arts Jaipur
Chairperson,
Aayam Institute of Art & Culture, Jaipur

A GENIUS –SUI GENERIS IN ART, ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN, ACADEMICS AND CULTURAL ACTIVISM.

Chinmay, meaning the one possessed of blissful consciousness and intelligence combines in himself the liberating Vidya (education) and humbling Kala (arts)- a painter, designer, architect, and academician all rolled into one. As an artist, he is extraordinarily versatile, cherishing the facility to work in diverse media, sizes, and techniques over stylistic conformity to a single medium, genre, size, technique, and manner of visualization. As one goes through the vivid and wide spectrum canvas of Chinmaya’s multi-faceted creativity one would think that it is not so easy to encompass his versatile multidimensionality of a painter, muralist, Researcher, Visionary Cultural activist, and organizer. His intense and perceptive engagements are so simple yet remain so veiled that as you strive to understand some of its salient subtleties you realize that you have missed many others. Dr. Chinmay Mehta’s oeuvre if attempted to define simply is a creative outburst of what he imbibed from his heritage. This outburst took varied forms as his life progressed, He is a painter expressing in various mediums, stretching ideas to take up forms of reliefs murals finally catapulting the designs into real-life buildings.

Dr. Chinmay Mehta’s oeuvre if attempted to define simply is a creative outburst of what he imbibed from his heritage. This outburst took varied forms as his life progressed, He is a painter expressing in various mediums, stretching ideas to take up abstract forms of murals and reliefs, and finally catapulting the designs into real-life buildings. Most of his early works are a throwback to his childhood, inviting the viewer on a walk through the humble village life that he grew up inhaling. These early works exude an aura of earthiness that resonates with the purity and serenity of a rustic ambiance. The Multifaceted Mehta leaped through several art genres yet never abandoned the roots of his descent.