Publication & Comments
The times of India, Saturday, June 12, 1971 Delhi
. . . . . . . . . . of particular merit are the graphics of B.S Sharma who shows not only competence in handling the processes of printmaking, but also imaginative liveliness, sensitivity and creativity. I hail him as a welcome addition to the ranks of our good graphic artists.
Hindustan Times, 20th November, 1972
- - - - - - Bhawani Shankar Sharma's graphics (Triveni) have a fine sense of design and his Craftmanship is of a higher order. Traditional imagery has been given a crisp. modern flavour and ventures into the absents. The lithograph titled "Speed" has clearity and force.
The Tribun Wed. Nov. 29, 1972
EXHIBITION OF B.S. SHARMA'S GRAPHICS
The requiring theme of Mr Sharma's graphic is the peacock, a bird, which he seems to have studied with great love and a fine sence of observation. There is no conventional rendering of the bird in these works. It is in an unusual light that we see him here : alert curious, in flight, arching his neck ardently skywards. There are other subject too the Mr. Sharma treats, But it is the peacock which lingers in the mind after one has been in the show.
The Indian Express Bombay, Monday, Oct. 13, 1975:
DRAWING IN OILS
Bhawani Shankar Sharma, Currently at Jehangir Art Gallery seems to prefer oils to water colours or inks or pastels in rendering on the spot spontaneity. He is justified in his medium for his drawings in oils are not mere copies of his observation. They evince an underlying strivings after the finner from and the quintessence of the artists observations as in Peacock 3 or towards the Temple.
Another interesting aspect of this collection is the artists insistence on minimum of lines forms as in Peacock 2. There is also a certain dynamism. In the verticels and diagonals as in The Studio.
The times of India, Bombay, Saturday, October 21, 1978 :
YOUNG PAINTERS WITH PROMISE ON SHOW : BY DYANESHWAR NADKARNI.
SCENES OF FAIRS :
He leaves the canvas white and paints in big bold strokes balloons floating up in the air and other decorations typical of a fair ground. The human figures, often women are filled in to accentuate the play of perspective.
There are two big drawings here called 'Huts and they suggest that Sharma is a skilled draughtman. A painting such as "Attraction" showing women walking towards the distant booths in a fair, is distinguished by a big swathe of red in the foreground corner.
Hindustan Times, Delhi 13th Feb, 1977 :
DELIGHTFU BANASTHALI PERFORMANCE :
. . . . . . . . B.S. Sharma was able to create impressionistic vignettes of Rajasthan's colourful festivals. What was most refreshing about his style was that it was modern in feeling without being derived from any modernistic style now current.
The Times of India, Friday, October 16, 1981.
NEAT SHOW BY RAJASTHAN PROGRESSIVE GROUP
. . . . . . . . B.S. Sharma is another notable painter whose "Forms in space" Series reaches its apex in No. 37, a work so very simple and yet with a feel of decoratively embossed lacewate.
I enjoyed very much seeing your graphics, lithographs, drawing in colour, paintings and your intaglio works today.
I was very impressed with your latest work where you are using a most sensitive technique in the painting and etchings. Figure in reality and abstract move in and out in such a way that one sense the real and unreal as being uniffied.
Paul Lingrin, Professor of Art.
San Diego State University
San Diego, California.
The times of India, Bombay 15 September, 1987
. . . . . . Interesting are Bhawani Shankar Sharma's large whity cancases where the peacocks is hero, behaving and moving as his homo sapien brother. Crocle pen sketching in feathered details with expressive smudges of acrylic give the work a degree of vibrancy. The black and white effect create controlled linear visuals in which no satire in intended, no critical statement is being made. The bird just imitates man.
"At Teta a- Tete at Patnitop"
. . . . . . . . . A study of the various profiles of nature would unmistakably lead to the flowering of forms. The exponent of this new form of evolution and emergence of the spruting forms. Dr. Bhawni Shankar Sharma has a lot to his credit in the form of successful one man shows in India and abroad. Famous for his colourful. "Rajasthani Fair Series' and his graphics of peacocks, Dr. Sharma has been experimenting with the 'Flowering of Forms Series, In the Camp, he chose his subject fro nature which he brought alive on the canvas through his smple forms. His canvas reflected the Deodar and Cheed treess with a rising of human head splashed with red. blue, black and grey spelling the bloom of a new form.
Dr. Bhavani Shankar Sharma " A multi faceted artist
. . . . . . . Simple in demeanour, and sharp in intellect, Dr. Bhawani Shankar Sharma (52) belongs to a rare genre of artists in the State who have achieved unsual mastery over various techniques of paintings like traditional, modern graphics, realistic and abstract.
Dr. Sharma with his deep insight intohis imaginative and and creative bent of mind, elegantly combines some of finer aspects of traditional style with contemporaty modern trends to produce art works of amazing beauty, extraordinary charm and magical effect.
Patrika Truning Point, 26 April 2001.
. . . . . . . . . Dr. Bhawani Shankar Sharma's colourful Acrylic series on the "Fair" and his pen and ink shetches attracted critic's applause.
HT Jaipur Live, April 113, 2001
"For the sake of art"
. . . . . . . . Dean of the faculty of Fine, Art, Banasthali Vidhyapeeth. Dr. Bhawani Shankar Sharma who is also one of the participants said the people often comment that they do not understand art are ignorant abut the finer nuances.
Such workshops and seminars said Dr. Bhawni Shankar Sharma work towards building bridges and filling the gap the exists. Dr. Sharma added that he would be displaying five to six of his acrylic and oil paintings and few sketches.
His paintings capture the spirit and the vivacity of a village fair. He uses spaces to recreate the movement of the villagers and bestows them with a life vitality.
Partrika - Sunday Magazine.
"Bhavani Shankar ": Great exponent of graphic art"
. . . . . . . . Simple in disposition and mild mannered Dr. Bhawani Shankar Sharma (50) from Banasthali (Rajasthan) has earned his place among a galaxy of some of the finest graphic artists of the country. With his imaginateve bent of handling the process of printing making.
Being deeply overwhelmed by extra-ordinary simplicity and innocence in the folk life of Rajasthan, Bhawani Shankar with bright and sharp colour and sketch quality, has captured the essence of a group of villagers of this desert. In his latest works, Sharma is applying sensitive technique in painting and sketching in which figures in figurative and abstract forms move in and out in such a way that one senses the real and unral as being unified.