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Sohan Qadri (1932-2011) 是一個詩人,畫家和密宗瑜珈修行者,是首位於進入深層冥想狀態時創作出抽象繪畫的印度籍藝術家。Qadri早於漫長的創作生涯中放棄一貫的藝術表達手法,把密宗的象徵與哲學思想結合成色彩鮮豔又簡約的作品。生於印度,他早於七歲時已研習瑜珈。1965年離開印度,並開始一系列遊歷,包括東非、北美、巴黎及蘇黎世。

定居於哥本哈根後,Qadri參與了世界各地超過41個個人展覽,包括孟買、維也納、布魯塞爾、倫敦、奧斯陸、斯德哥爾摩、蒙特利爾、多倫多、洛杉磯及紐約。他將密宗的象徵融入抽象的現代藝術,採用大範圍的色彩,捕捉斯堪的納維亞北部的景致及天空。雖然於1950年代職業生涯早期以油畫為主,但1970年代起轉向紙製作品。他先把紙張浸泡在無酸性的水中,當紙張浸至發脹時,他有規律地在紙面上劃線及刻上痕跡,然後抹上油墨及染料。紙張從一平面的,二維的表面轉變為三維的媒體。這套重複仔細地劃線的動作是他冥想時不可分割的部份。過程同時是他從瑜伽練習中演變出來,希望藝術創作能同樣以毫不費力的方法實踐。

Sohan Qadri的作品珍藏於眾多藝術館,包括馬薩諸塞州的皮博迪埃塞克斯博物館、紐約魯賓藝術博物館、新德里現代藝術國家畫廊、洛杉磯縣立美術館,及多倫多皇家安大略博物館,同時是太陽馬戲團、作家Heinrich Böll及Robert Thurman 博士等著名人士的私人收藏。

2011年,著名意大利藝術著作出版商Skira Editore出版了藝術專集Sohan Qadri: The Seer,收錄由1960年代至2011年超過80幅Qadri 的油畫及紙製作品,並由Partha Mitter、Donald Kuspit及Tushara Bindu Gude為他的藝術發展及創作背後複雜的哲學作深入的研究記敘。

Surface Rhythm
NY | CHELSEA
Surface Rhythm
Sohan Qadri and Neha Vedpathak February 27 – March 28, 2020
Alterations Activation Abstraction
NY | CHELSEA
Alterations Activation Abstraction
February 28 – March 30, 2019
Sohan Qadri
紐約 | Chelsea
Sohan Qadri
Transcendence 2016年9月15日至10月8日
Sohan Qadri
紐約 | Chelsea
Sohan Qadri
Drishti: A New Vision April 8 – May 8, 2010
Sohan Qadri
紐約 | Chelsea
Sohan Qadri
Seer: The Art of Sohan Qadri January 8 – 31, 2009
Sohan Qadri
香港
Sohan Qadri
Seer: The Art of Sohan Qadri November 12 – December 20, 2008
Sohan Qadri
紐約 | Chelsea
Sohan Qadri
an exhibition of work in Gallery II December 14 – 28, 2006
Sohan Qadri
紐約 | Chelsea
Sohan Qadri
The Dot and the Dots November 10 – December 11, 2005
Sohan Qadri
紐約 | Chelsea
Sohan Qadri
Dissolving Contours September 1 – October 2, 2004
Sohan Qadri
紐約 | Chelsea
Sohan Qadri
Invocation March 18 – 31, 2004
Surface Rhythm
出版刊物
Surface Rhythm
Sohan Qadri and Neha Vedpathak
Alterations Activation Abstraction
出版刊物
Alterations Activation Abstraction
Sohan Qadri
出版刊物
Sohan Qadri
Beyond Canvas
Sohan Qadri
出版刊物
Sohan Qadri
The Seer
Sohan Qadri
出版刊物
Sohan Qadri
Presence of Being
Seeker
出版刊物
Seeker
The Art of Sohan Qadri
South China Morning Post | Post Magazine
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South China Morning Post | Post Magazine
The exhibitionists October 2014

Gallerist Sundaram Tagore's 2,500 sq ft Mid-Levels flat is filled with artwork that speaks volumes about his family.

South China Morning Post
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South China Morning Post
Free spirit's positive energy August 2014

Sohan Qadri's vibrant abstract paintings sprang from a spirit of open-minded inquiry and philosophy.

藝術新聞(The Art Newspaper ) 號外
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藝術新聞(The Art Newspaper ) 號外
當代絲路 August 2014

絲綢之路,自西漢張騫出塞,由中國長安和洛陽出發,橫貫歐亞,直通羅馬。途經中國,印度,波斯,伊斯蘭和希臘文化,象徵西方和非西方聞名的交匯。在由泰戈爾第五代傳人Sundaram Tagore於香港開的同名畫廊的「2014夏季聯展」(The Summer Group Show) 上, 延續了絲綢之路的精神,薈萃了當代非西方和西方的藝術思緒。

The Esoteric Quarterly
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The Esoteric Quarterly
Biographical Sketch of the Artist, Sohan Qadri January 2014

Informed by Eastern spiritual traditions, the art of Sohan Qadri neither evokes thought nor connects the viewer to anything outside itself; like meditation, it turns the attention inwards. (Vibhuti Patel)

BLOUIN ARTINFO/MODERN PAINTERS
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BLOUIN ARTINFO/MODERN PAINTERS
500 BEST GALLERIES WORLDWIDE July 2013

Sundaram Tagore Gallery has been named one of the top galleries in the world by Blouin Artinfo and Modern Painters magazine.

TIME OUT SINGAPORE
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TIME OUT SINGAPORE
BEYOND CANVAS AT SUNDARAM TAGORE GALLERY July 2013

While their styles are vastly different from one another, Nathan Slate Joseph, 69, and the late Sohan Qadri are nonetheless both known for their innovative painting techniques. Various pieces by the two artists are currently displayed alongside each other at Sundaram Tagore Gallery.

The Economic Times
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The Economic Times
The Dot Among the Dots: The Works of Sohan Qadri April 2011

Only a poet, a painter and a Tantric yogic practitioner could engage with the mystic roots of spirituality. Sohan Qadri, one of India's greatest abstractionists in the genre of meditative moorings passed away early in March. It was at Kumar Gallery's 'Celebration' that collector and friend Virender Kumar had included a series of stellar works by Qadri which revealed his penchant for exploring the notion of emptiness or voids in a series of luminous, dye-infused works on paper.

Orientations
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Orientations
Asia Week New York March 2011

Sundaram Tagore Gallery will present a group exhibition, "Facing East’, of works that transcend cultural boundaries while reflecting Eastern elements. The show represents artists of Korean, Indian, Japanese, Vietnamese, and Uzbeki-Israeli origins. These works define an aesthetic language of East-West dialogue, featuring artists Kim Joon, Nathan Slate Joseph, Sohan Qadri, Hiroshi Senju, Robert Yasuda, Nhat Tran, Amina Ahmed, and Taylor Kuffner. Through their works, these artists struggle to create a sense of beauty that is universal through a wide range of mediums.

Gallery Guide
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Gallery Guide
Lee Waisler - About Faces March 2011

For his second solo exhibition in Hong Kong, California-based American painter Lee Waisler presents a series of moving portraits of historical and contemporary figures. Having practiced abstraction for decades, Waisler returned to figuration full-force six years ago, making what he calls "dimensional portraits," combining strips of wood and blocks of color to create nuanced faces and figures.

Living Galleries
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Living Galleries
Sundaram Tagore Gallery - Hong Kong July 2010

"Sundaram Tagore Gallery opened its doors in 2000 with a mission to foster the exchange of ideas between different cultures. With three locations in New York, Hong Kong and Beverly Hills, the stable of transnational artists straddles the terrain of east and west. The artists fail from such countries as India, Japan, Korea, , Uzbekistan, Mexico, Europe and America. The galleries have become known for cultural activities and collaborative events across the world."

Whole Life Times
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Whole Life Times
Return of the Seeker May 2010

"Sohan Qadri, by all accounts, has had a fascinating journey. An acclaimed artist, published poet and tantric Buddhist yogi, Qadri is known for his stunningly beautiful dye-infused works inspired by his spirituality. On the deepest level, Qadri's work could be described as a yogic diagram of the cosmos, a sacred roadmap for the practice of tantra."

artdaily.org
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artdaily.org
Luminous, Dye-infused Works on Paper by Sohan Qadri at Sundaram Tagore Gallery April 2010

"A poet, painter and Tantric yogi, Sohan Qadri is deeply engaged with spirituality. For this show, the artist, who lives and works in Copenhagen, Denmark, unveils a new series of luminous, dye-infused works on paper exploring the notion of emptiness or voids. Qadri rhythmically serrates and punctures the surface of paper as part of his meditation practice. Relying on a language of orifices and elongated paths or lines, he abandons representation in search of transcendence. "

ARTgazine
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ARTgazine
A Vibrant Platform for Modern and Contemporary Art September 2009

"The Art section of Hong Kong International Art and Antiques Fair 2009 will feature exceptional works by celebrated artists in a diversity of artistic styles and media. Sundaram Tagore Gallery of New York, Beverly Hills and Hong Kong will show work that encourages a dialogue between the East and West. Featured artists include Hiroshi Senju(Japan), Sohan Qadri (India) and Kim Joon (Korea) along with Susan Weil (USA), Natvar Bhavsar (India)."

South China Morning Post
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South China Morning Post
Let the Sun Shine On August 2009

"A Hong Kong gallery is taking an upbeat attitude by presenting major names in its exhibitions [...] Even as galleries along the city's arts and antiques hub, Hollywood Road axe show and offer fewer high-priced works to tide over the global credit crunch, Sundaram Tagore continues to showcase major pieces by the artists it represents."

West East Magazine
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West East Magazine
Sundaram Tagore May 2009

""My ball rolled down the hill and when I ran after I saw tiger cubs. That was what made me aware that we had been living in a jungle all this time," says Sundaram Tagore with a smile emerging on his lips."

Newsweek
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Newsweek
Signs of Life in the Art Market April 2009

The contemporary-art market may be down, but it is definitely not out. In fact, these unKoonsian times, like many downturns before, allow artists and dealers to be more creative, and collectors to focus on the fundamentals […] Sundaram Tagore, a grandnephew of Indian poet Rabindranath and a dealer with galleries in New York, Los Angeles and Hong Kong says good art works by key artists—especially in the $500,000 and over range—have been moving.

South China Morning Post
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South China Morning Post
Preview: Here and Now at Sundaram Tagore Gallery March 2009

Art historian Sundaram Tagore's doctoral thesis looks at Indian artists' response to European modernisation from the 1940s to 1980s. As a curator, however, his focus is more on the here and now. Hence the title of his gallery's latest group exhibition by 18 international artists, which opens today at the Sundaram Tagore Gallery's Hong Kong branch.

Genlux
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Genlux
The Art Issue January 2009

Features Hiroshi Senju, Sohan Qadri, Nathan Slate Joseph and Hosook Kang. Photographs by Marc Baptiste.
Also includes an interview with Sundaram Tagore.

Palm Beach Daily News
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Palm Beach Daily News
Art Sales See Economic Ceiling December 5, 2008

"Sundaram Tagore Gallery was offering medium-sized, dye-and-ink-on-paper works by Indian artist Sohan Qadri..."

HKstylebook
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HKstylebook
Seeing is Believing December 2008

"Currently showing at Sundaram Tagore Gallery, Qadri's paintings are products of deep meditation and natural textile dyes. Simple circles, lines and squares are punctured or serrated in meticulously, powerful symbols that seem to breath and expand, reinforcing the concentration of energies like a yantra or mandala."

Baccarat
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Baccarat
Meditation Man December 2008 - February 2009

"Qadri creates two-colour works on paper, which despite his minimalist approach exhibit a multitude of subtle shadings."

South China Morning Post
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South China Morning Post
City Reviews: In your Mind's Eye; Sundaram Tagore Gallery October 28, 2008

"...Less-colour-saturated but no less intuitive are the pieces by Natvar Bhavsar, who sprinkles pigment delicately on his canvases in an echo of Jackson Pollock, although the works' understated quality reflects a gentle Asian sensibility that's the opposite of the American painter's frenetic, ego-driven style..."

Asian Art News
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Asian Art News
Ideas Before Commerce September/October 2008

"When Sundaram Tagore established his New York gallery in 2000, a dynamic new phase opened up in the East-West art dialogue."

Art Ltd'
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Art Ltd'
Specialty: World Art Sept/Oct 2008

"With galleries in three cities across the world, and plans for two more, Sundaram Tagore tends to take a global perspective."

Asian Art News
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Asian Art News
A New Face on the Block July/August 2008

Modern Home
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Modern Home

C for Culture
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C for Culture
June 2008

Art Asia Pacific
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Art Asia Pacific
The Business of Cultural Diplomacy May 2008

"Art, globalization and inter-cultural dialogue are themes dear to Tagore. The latter populates his conversation and is reflected in the work he shows. Recent exhibits at his Chelsea gallery have included the metalwork of an Israeli-American, Nathan Slate Joseph; the lush, Scandinavian-influenced paintings by the Indian artist Sohan Qadri; and the ethereal waterfalls of Japanese painter Hiroshi Senju. Tagore's gallery statemnt, afterall, is to develop exhibitions and host events that "engage in spiritual, social and aesthetic dialogues with traditions other than our own."..."

Bloomberg.com
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Bloomberg.com
Gagosian, Tagore Boost Hong Kong's Ambitions as Asia Art Hub May 27, 2008

"Hong Kong's ambition to be Asia's art hub received another boost with the recent arrival of three top galleries: Gagosian, Sundaram Tagore and Tang Contemporary. Sundaram Tagore opened on the city's gallery street, Hollywood Road, on May 9."

The Standard
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The Standard
Home Where Art and Heart are for Gallerist Tagore

"Tagore's Galleries in New York, Los Angeles and now Hong Kong combine visual arts with other forms such as poetry reading, dance performances, music, films and charity funding."

Asian Art News
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Asian Art News
New Openings May/June 2008

"Gallerist Sundaram Tagore said, "All these artists have spent their lives working in and exploring different Eastern and Western cultures - including India, China, Nepal, Japan, Italy, Holland and America. Together they create an incredible mosaic and foster an intercultural dialogue that reflects a diversity of thought and artistic style."

Kee
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Kee
The Essence of Life May 2008

"Tagore explains how his passion for art has enabled him to dissolve differences in cultures and bring them together in a unique and creative way, denoting that art can transcend all culture and social standings."

Prestige
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Prestige
Art, No Commerce April 2008

"These 'philosophical discussions' are fundamental to Tagore's vision for his galleries, or 'cultural spaces' as he prefers to call them. Unlike galleries that buy and sell art solely as a monetary transaction, Tagore has a mission to create a global community of artists and foster a dialogue between Western and non-Western cultures."

Art + Auction
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Art + Auction
Back East March 2008

"Among the returning dealers is New York's Sundaram Tagore Gallery, which is bringing a selection of richly hued abstractions, priced between $25,000 and $250,000, by the likes of Natavar Bhavsar and Hiroshi Senju, who were born in Gujurat, India, and Tokyo, respectively."

Orientations
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Orientations
International Fairs May, 2007

"...Sundaram Tagore Gallery exhibits art that seeks to go beyond boundaries of many kinds."

Arabian Business
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Arabian Business
The Art of Business March 25th, 2007

"Today, everything is condensed in time. What took 100 years, today takes about ten years and that's largely because of the internet revolution."

Forbes
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Forbes
Artsourcing January, 2007

A Chat with Sundaram Tagore, ambassador for India's exploding art market.

Art & Antiques
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Art & Antiques
Ahead of the Curve Collector's Sourcebook 2006/2007

"...Now working with painted paper ritually immersed in ink and dye and then serrated, Qadri has developed a 'new' methodology of painting beautiful spiritual work where the artists is in a calm introspective state..."

Asian Art News
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Asian Art News
East/West Dialogue May/June 2006

"...Natvar Bhavsar is a color field painter who works in pure pigment. He is largely credited for bringing a spiritual element to the absrtact expressionism movement in America..."

Art+Auction
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Art+Auction
At the Fair March 2006

"But the first show of Indian contemporary art in the fair's history, from newcomer Sundaram Tagore of New York, also reflects heightened interest in that field Tagore has meditative paintings on paper by Sohan Qadri.."

Asian Art News
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Asian Art News
Sohan Qadri at Sundaram Tagore Gallery March/April 2006

"Sohan Qadri's paintings are transcendental and physical experiences..."

Resurgence 232
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Resurgence 232
The Seeker 2005

"Qadri, talking about his process of painting, says: 'When I start on a canvas I first empty my mind of all images. They dissolve into a primordial space. Only emptiness should communicate with the emptiness of the canvas'... "

The Telegraph
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The Telegraph
Portrait of Tantrik as Artist July 25, 2004

"When I contacted Sohan at his studio in Copenhagen, he explained why he had switched from painting on canvas to painting on paper: 'Paper is much more feminine. Canvas is much more of a struggle. I am against struggle. Good art doesn't come out of struggle. Good art comes out of surrender'..."

Asian Art News
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Asian Art News
Sohan Qadri at Tibet House September/October 2003

"Made with ink and dye on handmade-looking paper, color is a key element in Qadri's work."

The Indian Express
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The Indian Express
Creating Illusions August 1, 2003

"In particular, Qadri's color choices--mercury reds, peacock blues, and even stark black and grays-- underscore his Indian roots, while his sense of form points to his philosophical inclinations."

Ragtime
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Ragtime
An Exhibition of a Tantric Artist Vol. 10, No. 1

"Artist, poet Tantric guru Sohan Qadri has been immersed in painting and mediation for more than 30 years."

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