Somnath Bothe

Commission Request
Somnath Bothe
Pune, India

Born in 1982 in a small village in Maharashtra, Somnath Bothe’s art journey began with landscapes and portraits. Bothe's creations represent a beautiful blend of varied geographies and cultures. The passion for cherishing humanity, love and affection, fusion of village and city life are the subjects of his works and folk human figures find a central place in most of his artworks.

I started thinking about sensitivity and intent of the paintings… “A deep rooted respect for ‘nature’ and ‘humility’ is the inspiration for my paintings. I have my own way of showing my creations. My color schemes are modern and flashy but this is intentional, to remind us of the importance of historical places. The fusion of rainy season and historical places in cities and villages constitute the subjects of my paintings.”

  • 2006-07 Diploma in Art Education, Abhinav Kala Mahavidyalaya, Pune
  • 2002-06 Diploma in Painting (First Class) Merit of Mumbai Board (Eighth in order),Abhinav Kala Mahavidyalaya, Pune
  • 1999-2000 Art Teacher Diploma, Paithan, Dist. Aurangabad
Awards and Recognition
  • 2006, 08 V. V. Oak, Lokmanya Tilak Exhibition, Pune
  • 2006 1st Prize, Abhinav Kala Mahavidyalaya, Pune
  • 2005 Gold Medal, Royal Academy, National Level, Gulbarga, Karnataka
  • 2004 Kala Aunsh Group, Dhulia
  • 2003 Gold Medal, National College Student “Varnika Manav Sanket”, Ujjain
  • 2003 Silver Medal, National College Student “Kalawart Nyas”, Ujjain
  • 2002 National College Student “Varnika Manav Sanket”, Ujjain
Shows & exhibitions
  • 2017 Artzest Art Gallery, Dubai
  • 2017 Hotel Malaka Spice, Pune
  • 2016 Hotel Novotel, Pune
  • 2016 Hotel The Hyatt, Pune
  • 2016 Hotel Dario's, Pune
  • 2015 Pradarshak Art Gallery, Mumbai
  • 2014 Indian Art Collectors, Chandigarh
  • 2013 “Prayas”, State Art Gallery, Hyderabad
  • 2012 Nehru Centre Art Gallery, Mumbai
  • 2012 Indian Art Collectors, Chandigarh
  • 2011 Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai
  • 2009 Pradarshak Art Gallery, Mumbai
  • 2007 Arthut Art Gallery, Pune
  • 2007 Rudraksha Art Gallery, Pune
Group Exhibitions:
  • 2017 “World Art Dubai", Dubai
  • 2017 “"Whithin Reach VIII", Edition 8th, Gallerie Nvya, New Delhi
  • 2017 “Art Amigos", Studio Pepperfry, Pune
  • 2016 “Glimpses of Benaras", The Renaissance Art Studio, Pune
  • 2016 “World Art Dubai", Dubai
  • 2016 International Art Fair, Nehru Center, Mumbai
  • 2016 The Impressions Studio, The Homage show for Artist Jeram Patel, Pune
  • 2015 “Art for All”, DUCTAC, Mall of Emirates, Dubai
  • 2015 Concern India Foundation, "O" Hotel, Pune
  • 2015 Artzolo Art Gallery, Cochin
  • 2015 “Cityscape”, Amfah Art Studio, Mumbai
  • 2014 “Arts N Treasures”, Gallery of Light, DUCTAC, Mall of Emirates, Dubai
  • 2014 “Charcoal Magic”, Indian Art Collectors, Chandigarh
  • 2014 "Soul Scapes", Art Spice, The Metropolitan Hotel & Spa, Delhi
  • 2014 “One India”, Let Art Work Gallery, Pune
  • 2013, 14 Punjab Kala Bhawan, Ocher Art Fair, Chandigarh
  • 2013 Ocher Art Gallery, Chandigarh
  • 2012 “India Art Fair 2012”, New Delhi
  • 2012 ArtFiesta Art Gallery, Dubai
  • 2012 “Visual Polyphonic” Cymroza Art Gallery, Mumbai
  • 2012 “Mystical Splendour”, White Shadow art gallery, Coimbatoor
  • 2011 “India Art Summit 2011”, New Delhi
  • 2010 “Fusion Art” Balgandharva Art Gallery, Rotary Club Midtown, Pune
  • 2009 Arthut Gallery, HSBC Bank Sponsored Show, Pun