One of the most distinguished and prominent Indian artists today, Anjolie Ela Menon was born in Burnpur, Asansol, in a Bengali and American household on the 17th of July 1940. She took up art at an early age, even selling some of her art by the age of 15. She then went on to study briefly at the J.J. School of Applied Arts and then studied English literature at Miranda House, Delhi University. Her incredible use of colour, creating multiple layers of oils over time to achieve a patina-like effect, has given her the stature of being a celebrated colourist.
Today, Menon is one of the most celebrated modernists of our time, experimenting with several mediums and subjects over time. She was one of the first to create works in the genre of kitsch in India, along with experimenting with a myriad of mediums such as chairs, windows, door frames and Murano glass to create vivid, emphatic works. The subjects she often delves into include family, melancholia, female nudes and Indian culture, all stemming from her personal experiences and travels.
Today, Anjolie Ela Menon lives and works in Delhi.
The Arts Trust founded in 1990 by Mr Vickram Sethi, a curator, gallerist and auctioneer was established with the sole idea of celebrating the diversity of Indian art on a single platform. Since its inception, The Arts Trust has been facilitating conversations around art by promoting established as well as younger artists and bridging the gap between artists and art lovers.
With over 150 exhibitions and multitudinous events based on promoting Modern and Contemporary Indian art, The Arts Trust has acquired a significant status in the art world for its unique position as well as purpose. Over the years, the trust has become synonymous with quality, establishing itself as a destination for connoisseurs to experience superbly curated shows and meet like-minded people in the heart of South Mumbaiβs Kala Ghoda area.