Siddharth Shajirao Shingade’s paintings have a stylized quality to them. The artist creates a personal language, populating his surfaces with tall figures that appear to be wrapped in history, with a million stories to tell. His choice of palette resonates the intimate relationship he shares with his homeland, Marathwada in India. The deep browns and golden yellows draw upon the warmth of its climate as well as its people. The mood in his paintings however is somber, perhaps a reflection of the oppression faced by his people and more so the women of Marathwada.
Born in 1983, Shingade completed his Diploma in Painting from the L.S. Raheja School of Art, Mumbai, in 2006 and his Diploma in Art Education from the Sir J.J. School of Art, Mumbai in 2007. He held his first solo show ‘Anitya’, presented by Gallery One, at Epicentre, Gurgaon, Haryana, in 2008. His recent group endeavors include those held at Gallery Pradarshak, Mumbai, in 2008; Gallery One, Bangalore, in 2007; Gallery One, Gurgaon, in 2007; Tulika Art Gallery, Mumbai, in 2007, and Veh Art Gallery, Mumbai, also in 2007.