prabhinder lall
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Nationality : Indian
Country : India
City : Chandigarh
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A Contemporary Landscape Artist Par Excellence

(Jang S. Verman)


Artists have always been inspired by the beauty of nature. Landscape has been the main centre of attraction for them. That’s why many artists opt for painting landscape in different mediums like crayons, pencil, water and oil colours, acrylics, collage and photography. While painting a landscape, in a traditional style of painting, realistic works give the impact of real objects. Impressionist paintings give just impressions of the scene. In expressionist paintings the psychological impact of form, texture and colours is important. Other trends also emerged in landscape painting from time to time, viz.- cubist, surrealistic paintings conveying the impact of the developments in the fields of psychology and literature.

Now a days, the artists are doing landscape in the trends, approach and techniques being practiced in the contemporary world. Born in 1956, Prabhinder Lall is one of the eminent Contemporary Artist from Chandigarh. He is a contemporary landscape artist doing a lot in the field of landscape painting. In his young age, while he was trying to get admission in college of architecture and wanted to opt for it as his profession, luckily or contrary to it, he was unable to get through the admission procedures. Ultimately, he got admission in College of Art, Chandigarh and completed his five years diploma in applied art but his taste for architecture which remained his unfulfilled wish is reflected in his work again and again. It may be the effect of the professions of his parents, uncle and others who were or still living with the profession of architecture. So the taste for architecture has always been a craze for him.

These days he is painting landscapes in the terms of contemporary context. He is well known for his contribution in the field of Environmental Art and has evolved an inimitable stamp that stands for a synergy between art and environment. Prabhinder’s art works are vibrant and pulsating, always pushing creative boundaries and setting design standards. He reminds us of the social responsibility to not only utilize architectural structures for convenience but to preserve and enjoy them aesthetically as well. Prabhinder’s art works inspire and can lend character to the surroundings!

In his words he is quite natural in his expressions. He uses his intuitive capabilities to perceive the images, colours and texture. Vibrant colours have been used in his paintings on the references of urban landscape. His peculiar red, green, yellow, ochre, jet black, grey and even golden paint leave their impact on the viewer instantly. With his long and continuous practice of being in the process of creating his art works, he has been successful in executing his capabilities.   

Upon successful accomplishment of Masters in Applied Art from College of Art, Chandigarh in 1979, he worked extensively in the field of art and applied art. As a freelance Graphic Artist, he has worked, inter alia, with Alfred Allan Advertising, Lintas India, Marketing Mix Group India Ltd and as a Senior Visualizer with Elevation Advertising Private Ltd. He has also held the post of Assistant Professor in the Department of Fine Arts, Applied Art and Animation at Panjab University, Chandigarh.  

He has participated in National Exhibitions of Art by Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi, All India Art Exhibitions by All India Fine Arts & Crafts Society, Indian Academy of Fine Arts, Amritsar, All India Art Exhibitions of Drawings, ‘Printsat’ at College of Art, Chandigarh and others national and international art exhibitions and camps.  His artworks find space in important public and private art collections and museums of National importance such as: Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi, Museum & Art Gallery, Chandigarh; Museum, Punjabi University, Patiala; North Zone Culture Centre, Patiala; Himachal State Museum, Shimla. He has been awarded Senior Fellowship by Ministry of Culture, GoI, New Delhi, 2011- 12. He has been awarded by the following organizations during All India Exhibition of Original Drawings, 1980, 83; Chandigarh Lalit Kala Akademi, 1981; All India Fine  Arts & Crafts Society (AIFACS), 1986, 91; Indian Academy of Fine Arts (IAFA), Amritsar, 1990, 96; Himachal State Museum, Simla, 1992, 96;  Punjab Lalit Kala Akademi, 1993; Chandigarh Lalit Kala Akademi, Chandigarh & AIFACS, 2002, 03 and during 4th North Region Camlin Art Exhibition, 2004.