Lives and Works: Hyderabad and Delhi
Vijit Pillai is a well recognised international artist and a pioneer of Neo-Mughal art within the mixed-media style in art. An ex-advertising professional turned artist, he has conducted several successful solo and group exhibitions in India and the Middle East. Over 500 of his artworks have been bought by customers from the USA, UK, Australia, New Zealand, Switzerland, Germany, Italy, the Middle East and Hong Kong.
The artist uses his own photographs and other references which take new form through the use of textures, filters, patterns and sophisticated digital techniques with acrylic paint on canvas within Mixed Media art both in exclusive or limited editions.
His artworks have been displayed along with masters like MF Hussain and F N Souza at The All India Auction of Modern and Contemporary Artists at Windsor Manor, Bangalore in August 2013. Of the 3 artworks displayed all were sold at more than twice the bidding price.
Vijit Pillai began painting at a very early age. He was encouraged by his mother who gave him canvas and paints when he was just three years old. As a student of Rathin Mitra, his art teacher at the Doon School, he went on to win the All India Award for the Best Painting from Nehru Yuva Kendra and the Best Artist prize at school.
Over 350 artworks by the artist are part of the decor at the new Radisson Blu Plaza, Hyderabad. The artist has also licensed his prints to the upcoming Sheraton Hotel in Bangalore.
All India Auction of Modern and Contemporary Artists, ITC Windsor Manor, Bangalore, which featured M F Hussain and F N Souza amongst other eminent artists.
• AUGUST 2012 - His artwork was successfully bid for and sold.
• AUGUST 2013 - 3 Artworks were selected. All 3 were bid for and sold at over twice the listed price.
• DECEMBER 2015 -Spandana Charity Auction , Sai Ying Pun , Hong Kong
SEPTEMBER 2011, Blues of Buddha, Westin Mindspace Hotel, Hyderabad.
FEBRUARY 2012, Blues of Buddha, Taj Westend, Bangalore.
MARCH 2012, Heal a child Charity Foundation, Taj Krishna, Hyderabad. His artwork was selected as the main showpiece.
JULY 2012, Reprieve, Sublime Galleria, U B City, Bangalore. Participated with 5 select artists from south India.
AUGUST 2012, Lombok by Moonlight, Sublime Galleria, UB City, Bangalore - Art and Jewellery Fusion in collaboration with Pallavi Foley, award winning Jewellery designer from Bangalore. His artwork was selected as the image of 'Art Bengaluru 2012'.
SEPTEMBER 2012, Blu Nirvana, Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel, Hyderabad.
MARCH 2013, Blues for Buddha, Vivanta by Taj-Gurgaon, NCR, New Delhi. Exclusive Art exhibition on the occasion of the opening of the 100th property of the Taj Group of Hotels.
APRIL 2013, Artist of the week, exclusive art exhibition at Taj Palace, New Delhi.
MAY 2013, 'Within Reach - IV' Gallerie Nvya, New Delhi.
MAY 2013, Deccan and the City, a tribute to Deccan Chronicle on its 75th Anniversary at Kalakriti, Hyderabad.
JUNE 2013, Neo-Moghul Art series, Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel, Hyderabad.
AUGUST 2013, Gallerie Nvya, Reserve Lounge, Terminal 1D, IGI Airport, New Delhi.
AUGUST 2013, Auto Art La Galleria, Westin Mindspace, Hyderabad.
SEPTEMBER 2013, And All That Jazz Art Gallery, Bangalore.
JANUARY 2014, Sublime Galleria, UB City, Bangalore.
MARCH 2014, Taj Palace, New Delhi
MAY – DECEMBER 2014, Sheraton Hotel and Convention Centre , Whitefield Bangalore , project for in-room artworks for entire 335 rooms.
JANUARY 2015, Artworks exhibited at Religare Art Gallery , Saket , New Delhi .
FEBRUARY 2015, Artworks exhibited at Gallery Navya, Indira Gandhi International Airport, Reserve Lounge.
JUNE 2015 – Artworks exhibited at the Radisson Blu, Hyderabad.
OCTOBER 2015 – Artworks exhibited at the Quill & Canvas Gallery, Gurgaon
OCTOBER 2015 - (Is It Ever) Black & White - Group Art Exhibition – Art Centrix, New Delhi
DECEMBER 2015 – The Artling, Singapore
APRIL 2016 – Le Meridien Al Aqah Beach Resort, Fujairah, United Arab Emirates
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