1958-1967: Ranjit is credited with five decades of a long array of accreditations as an art educator, painter, sculptor, adman, juror and art critic. His academic career spans over nine years of extensive programs in all disciplines of visual arts at two universities. The wide spectrum of his plunges into science, humanities, literature, psychology, metaphysics, theology and ethics have proliferated his perceptions of life quite impressively mirrored in the current body of his work.
Commissions/ Awards/ Expos:
1960-1975: Public Art Projects and Pavilions at Int’l. Trade Fairs on turnkey basis.
1962: Won a National Contest to create eight huge Sculptural Wall Panels based on themes: Devotion to Duty, Work is worship, Dignity of Labor – Ministry of Defense, India.
1973-2000: Harrison Locks Delhi, India: Mobile Expos, Displays and Murals.
1975: Won INDIASTAR’75 - the highest National Award for Excellence in Packaging; launched Admen India ad agency: Its Creative Art Director and Chief Copywriter.
1984-1994: Exhibited his works at Admen Gallery, Delhi.
1994 - 2002: Travelled to Europe and America with his Paintings.
2002- Present: Immigrated to Canada, worked on Paintings in New Media. For a longtime, he’s been affiliated to many art institutions, juries and art forums. His works are in private and public collections all over the world.
The empirical life traverses his sub-consciousness only to reincarnate into a Neo Art Form which challenges the past conventions of art with its own idiom and soul. These sensuously profound indulgences manifest into good aesthetics and amplify the human experience of even beyond into
the far edge of the universe as serialized in his paintings on Cosmos, Ubiquitous and Aliens.
His forms are bold, dynamic and captivating and, the colors transmit an out-of-this-world impact mesmerizing viewers’ hearts and minds. These are integrated with the imagery which penetrates and awakens the perceptions of our own lives in parallel to other species of nature.
Most Recent Exhibitions:
Southampton/ UK: (Solo Show) 2006
Todmorden Gallery/ SAC – Toronto/ (Juried Art Show) 2006
Artrom, Rome/ ITALY: (Int’l Juried Art Shows): 4 times/ 2006-2007
John B. Aird Gallery -- Toronto/ (Juried Print Show) 2007
Red Head Gallery – Toronto (Nuit Blanche) 2007
SAC -- Toronto/ (Solo Show) 2007
SAC -- Toronto/ (The Fall Collection) 2007
Agincourt – Toronto/ (Solo Show) 2008
Propeller Gallery – (Juried Show) Digits 2008
Red Head Gallery – Toronto/ 2009
SAC -- Toronto (Juried Art Show) 2009
OSA --Toronto (135th Annual Open Juried Exhibition) 2009
Screen Projection Shows in UK & India (2009/ 2010)
Juror: ‘TOP TEN’ Int’l Painting Competition, Artrom Gallery, Rome/ ITALY 2007
Most Recent Collectors:
Sir Richard Branson, Virgin Airlines/ UK
Ramona & Mohit/ USA Marina/ UK
Mount Sinai Hospital Foundation/ Toronto
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre/ Toronto
H.H. Princess: Martha Louise/ Norway
Dr. Francisco S. Portugal MD
1. Hubris # 12: An instinct of acquiring possessions and basking in their comforts is universal to all species. The stately fowl has seemingly stretched itself out, even beyond its domicile and chosen a murky spot for the security of its trophies of success. Perched on the treasure trove, it’s having an air of pride and euphoria.
2. Adam-Earth-Eternity # 06: Since the descent of Adam on the Earth, the quest for exploration has engaged all civilizations in its wake. The infinite fossils and ubiquitous footprints of the past inhabitants of this planet, reveal the insatiable urge of all life-forms to move on and, the whole evolutionary process revolves around this nucleus of creation. Nature, Earth and Eternity work in unison to create different climatic zones for the perpetuation of life. Our reckless destruction of the environment is only thrusting our Earth into the `black-hole’ --- to be lost for eternity.
Adventure # 08: Life is an odyssey -- a long wandering that brings in its wake many impediments and the daunting challenges. “When you’re going through hell, keep going,” -- said Churchill. Suffering can sometime inspire the best in us,”-- Terry Fox. I greatly admire the grit and relentless spirit of this almost tattered insect who’s still engaged --- against all odds!
Adventure # 10: Life is an odyssey -- a long wandering that brings in its wake many impediments and the daunting challenges. “When you’re going through hell, keep going,” -- said Churchill. Suffering can sometime inspire the best in us,”-- Terry Fox. I greatly admire the grit and relentless spirit of this almost tattered insect who’s still engaged --- against all odds!