What is contemporary Indian art?

Contemporary art is the art of the present, made by artists living and working today. Contemporary Indian art draws on the region’s rich artistic traditions while pushing new ideas and techniques forward.


What is the origin of Indian contemporary art?

The modern Indian art movement, and specifically the Bombay Progressive Artists’ Group, had profound effects on the development and recognition of Indian art internationally. The success and innovations of these modernists paved the way for later movements such as the Baroda Group and individuals such as Tyeb Mehta and Arpita Singh, who tackled the pressing subjects of war and famine in the 1970s.

What is an example of contemporary Indian art?

Contemporary Indian art encompasses painting, sculpture, photography, installation, performance and video art — it is defined by no single style, theme or medium.

Who are the leading contemporary artists of India and the subcontinent?

Some of today’s master artists from South Asia include Laxma Goud, Thota Vaikuntam and Senaka Senanayake, who are all internationally recognized. Some of the other sought-after contemporary artists include Paresh Maity, Seema Kohli, Subodh Gupta and Atul Dodiya, among others.

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How is the art market in India?

The art world has become increasingly globalized since the early 2000s, with international art fairs, traveling exhibitions and the ability to buy artwork online. The India Art Fair launched in 2008 and the Kochi-Muziris Biennale first held in 2012 were also instrumental in highlighting Indian art on a global scale. Today, the overall market for contemporary South Asian art is positively booming, with the Indian art scene also thriving in the United States and major cities in Europe and Asia.