KYNKYNY

Contemporary Indian Art since 2004

KYNKYNY was founded in 2004 by the husband and wife duo Namu Kini and Vivek Radhakrishnan. With an aim to make the fascinating world of Indian art more accessible to the world, KYNKYNY supports emerging and established artists – offering a highly curated selection of original and authentic artworks. Since its inception, KYNKYNY has worked with over 300 artists from all over India and has shipped its art across the globe; from Dubai and Lithuania to Australia and Brazil.

ONLINE EXHIBITION

View the exhibition here.

AT THE GALLERY

Secrets of the Soil

A SOLO EXHIBITION BY Siddharth Shingade

‘Secrets of the Soil’journeys to the ancient and arid region of Marathwada, which forms the epicenter of rising contemporary artist Siddharth Shingade’satmospheric artistic universe. On view at the gallery from January 21 to February 18, the solo exhibition brings to the surface, hidden and unknown stories and facts about this vast land, its people, and culture, interwoven with stories from mythology and treasured childhood memories. Shingade grew up in Tuljapur– an idyllic village set in southern Maharashtra, it has grown into a bustling and crowded town over the years. Now living in the city of Mumbai, he recreatesTuljapur in his artworks as he remembers it – through the prism of his subconscious memories, visions, and imagination.

His richly layered acrylics on canvas and mixed media works are a nostalgic ode to the soil, sunlight, and landscapes of his erstwhile home and a deep reminiscing about the simplicity and warmth of village life. Steeped in mood, emotion and lyricism, the art goes beyond sentimentalism and celebrates the artistic heritage of the region, the rustic, now-forgotten ways of life and the resilience and endurance of the people from this drought-pronelandscape.

SIDDHARTH SHINGADE    |   Door   |   Acrylic on canvas    |    48 X 60    |    ₹5,00,000 (+12% GST for sales within India)   |    SID69

SIDDHARTH SHINGADE    |   Door   |   Acrylic on canvas    |    48 X 60    |    ₹5,00,000 (+12% GST for sales within India)   |    SID69

SIDDHARTH SHINGADE | Door | Acrylic on canvas | 48“ X 36“ | ₹300,000 (+12% GST for sales within India) | SID78

SIDDHARTH SHINGADE | Door | Acrylic on canvas | 48“ X 36“ | ₹300,000 (+12% GST for sales within India) | SID78

SIDDHARTH SHINGADE | Couple | Mixed media on canvas | 52“ X 48“ | ₹435,000 (+12% GST for sales within India) | SID82

SIDDHARTH SHINGADE | Couple | Mixed media on canvas | 52“ X 48“ | ₹435,000 (+12% GST for sales within India) | SID82

The unseen, unheard, often marginalized people who inhabit the villages of Marathwada– toy sellers, gypsies, farmers, and ordinary village folk that Shingade encountered as a child – are the protagonists of the earthy yet ethereal paintings. Favorite recurring muses are toy sellers with their baskets of wooden toys who would sit down to rest outside his home after a hot day in the sun, the gypsy women in his village who made colorful embroidered blankets, and animals companions such as cows and goats.

SIDDHARTH SHINGADE | Village Girl | Acrylic on canvas | 23“ X 59“ | ₹236,000 (+12% GST for sales within India) | SID83

SIDDHARTH SHINGADE | Village Girl | Acrylic on canvas | 23“ X 59“ | ₹236,000 (+12% GST for sales within India) | SID83

SIDDHARTH SHINGADE | Tree | Acrylic on canvas | 60“ X 60“ | ₹630,000 (+12% GST for sales within India) | SID80

SIDDHARTH SHINGADE | Tree | Acrylic on canvas | 60“ X 60“ | ₹630,000 (+12% GST for sales within India) | SID80

SIDDHARTH SHINGADE | Marriage Procession | Acrylic on canvas | 60“ X 60“ | ₹630,000 (+12% GST for sales within India) | SID72

SIDDHARTH SHINGADE | Marriage Procession | Acrylic on canvas | 60“ X 60“ | ₹630,000 (+12% GST for sales within India) | SID72

SIDDHARTH SHINGADE | Govardhan | Acrylic on canvas | 60“ X 42“ | ₹440,000 (+12% GST for sales within India) | SID64

SIDDHARTH SHINGADE | Govardhan | Acrylic on canvas | 60“ X 42“ | ₹440,000 (+12% GST for sales within India) | SID64

SIDDHARTH SHINGADE | Lady With Trees | Acrylic on canvas | 60“ X 42“ | ₹440,000 (+12% GST for sales within India) | SID63

SIDDHARTH SHINGADE | Lady With Trees | Acrylic on canvas | 60“ X 42“ | ₹440,000 (+12% GST for sales within India) | SID63

SIDDHARTH SHINGADE | Couple With Peacock | Acrylic on canvas | 48“ X 48“ | SOLD | SID59

SIDDHARTH SHINGADE | Couple With Peacock | Acrylic on canvas | 48“ X 48“ | SOLD | SID59

Portrayed in a state of oneness with the landscape around them, the characters in Shingade’s timeless world seem part-earthly and part-mythical, layered in diaphanous textures and elegant folds of fabric in mesmerizing gradations of color. Wearing an air of brooding, wistful beauty, the dusky, bejeweled figures with kohl-rimmed eyes are firmly rooted in the earth and are depicted in the dark tones of the soil that pervades this region. Shingade turns their serene faces and bodies into a canvas over which he layers remarkably intricate motifs, folk imagery, and spiritual symbols. Despite their mythical appearance, the paintings are grounded in reality –the faces are often depicted without lips to denote a state of alienation and voicelessness.

SIDDHARTH SHINGADE | Couple | Acrylic on canvas | 24“ X 49“| ₹205,000 (+12% GST for sales within India) | SID60

SIDDHARTH SHINGADE | Couple | Acrylic on canvas | 24“ X 49“| ₹205,000 (+12% GST for sales within India) | SID60

SIDDHARTH SHINGADE | Gossip | Mixed media on canvas | 42“ X 60“ | ₹440,000 (+12% GST for sales within India) | SID66

SIDDHARTH SHINGADE | Gossip | Mixed media on canvas | 42“ X 60“ | ₹440,000 (+12% GST for sales within India) | SID66

SIDDHARTH SHINGADE | Village Girl | Acrylic on canvas | 23“ X 59“ | ₹240,000 (+12% GST for sales within India) | SID67

SIDDHARTH SHINGADE | Village Girl | Acrylic on canvas | 23“ X 59“ | ₹240,000 (+12% GST for sales within India) | SID67

SIDDHARTH SHINGADE | Govardhan | Acrylic on canvas | 50“ X 50“ | ₹435,000 (+12% GST for sales within India) | SID79

SIDDHARTH SHINGADE | Govardhan | Acrylic on canvas | 50“ X 50“ | ₹435,000 (+12% GST for sales within India) | SID79

SIDDHARTH SHINGADE | Shiva Parvathi | Acrylic on canvas | 72“ X 48“ | SOLD | SID81

SIDDHARTH SHINGADE | Shiva Parvathi | Acrylic on canvas | 72“ X 48“ | SOLD | SID81

SIDDHARTH SHINGADE | Govardhan | Acrylic on canvas | 36“ X 48“ | SOLD | SID71

SIDDHARTH SHINGADE | Govardhan | Acrylic on canvas | 36“ X 48“ | SOLD | SID71

SIDDHARTH SHINGADE | Mother And Child | Acrylic on canvas | 60“ X 42“ | ₹440,000 (+12% GST for sales within India) | SID73

SIDDHARTH SHINGADE | Mother And Child | Acrylic on canvas | 60“ X 42“ | ₹440,000 (+12% GST for sales within India) | SID73

‘Secrets of the Soil’ is a deep dive into the various phases and series encompassing Shingade’s rich artistic career, from Buddha paintings expressing love and compassion and works inspired by Lord Krishna and Hindu mythology to his signature otherworldly trees and depictions of rustic life. While the subjects are grounded in the regional and the indigenous, the themes of nature, divinity and mythical stories that he explores are expansive and universal. The artworks are also vividly contemporary as seen in the unusual patterns, coloring, tone, and aesthetics. Varying across the different series of works, color is used powerfully to convey mood and emotion, from somber and mellow hues and earthy browns and reds to luxuriant and vibrant gold, blues, and greens.

Siddharth Shingade’s multidimensional art unravels in layers, revealing its many mysteries and nuances. Full of wisdom and spirituality, the works transcend their specific environment and delve into the deeper ideas of connection to the land, the loss of this fragile relationship in our over-urbanised cities, and the courage and strength of the men and women of rural India.

SIDDHARTH SHINGADE | Secrets Of Soil | Acrylic on canvas | 27“ X 27“ | SOLD | SID84

SIDDHARTH SHINGADE | Secrets Of Soil | Acrylic on canvas | 27“ X 27“ | SOLD | SID84

SIDDHARTH SHINGADE | Secrets of soil | Acrylic on canvas | 18“ X 18“ | ₹60,000 (+12% GST for sales within India) | SID85

SIDDHARTH SHINGADE | Secrets of soil | Acrylic on canvas | 18“ X 18“ | ₹60,000 (+12% GST for sales within India) | SID85

SIDDHARTH SHINGADE | Secrets of soil | Acrylic on canvas | 18“ X 18“ | ₹60,000 (+12% GST for sales within India) | SID86

SIDDHARTH SHINGADE | Secrets of soil | Acrylic on canvas | 18“ X 18“ | ₹60,000 (+12% GST for sales within India) | SID86

SIDDHARTH SHINGADE | Govardhan | Acrylic on canvas | SOLD | SID62

SIDDHARTH SHINGADE | Govardhan | Acrylic on canvas | 24“ X 24“ | SOLD | SID62

SIDDHARTH SHINGADE | Trees | Acrylic on canvas | 24“ X 24“ | SOLD | SID68

SIDDHARTH SHINGADE | Trees | Acrylic on canvas | 24“ X 24“ | SOLD | SID68

SIDDHARTH SHINGADE | Couple | Acrylic on canvas | 20“ X 48“ | ₹170,000 (+12% GST for sales within India) | SID76

SIDDHARTH SHINGADE | Couple | Acrylic on canvas | 20“ X 48“ | ₹170,000 (+12% GST for sales within India) | SID76

SIDDHARTH SHINGADE | Couple | Acrylic on canvas | 20“ X 20“ | ₹70,000 (+12% GST for sales within India) | SID65

SIDDHARTH SHINGADE | Couple | Acrylic on canvas | 20“ X 20“ | ₹70,000 (+12% GST for sales within India) | SID65

SIDDHARTH SHINGADE | Red Door | Acrylic on canvas | 20“ X 48“ | SOLD | SID70

SIDDHARTH SHINGADE | Red Door | Acrylic on canvas | 20“ X 48“ | SOLD | SID70

SIDDHARTH SHINGADE | Mother and Child | Acrylic on canvas | 24“ X 24“ | ₹100,000 (+12% GST for sales within India) | SID74

SIDDHARTH SHINGADE | Mother and Child | Acrylic on canvas | 24“ X 24“ | ₹100,000 (+12% GST for sales within India) | SID74

SIDDHARTH SHINGADE | Gold Fish | Acrylic on canvas | 18“ X 18“ | ₹60,000 (+12% GST for sales within India) | SID61

SIDDHARTH SHINGADE | Gold Fish | Acrylic on canvas | 18“ X 18“ | ₹60,000 (+12% GST for sales within India) | SID61

SIDDHARTH SHINGADE | Couple | Acrylic on canvas | 16“ X 15“ | SOLD | SID77

SIDDHARTH SHINGADE | Couple | Acrylic on canvas | 16“ X 15“ | SOLD | SID77

SIDDHARTH SHINGADE | Tree | Acrylic on canvas | 14“ X 14“ | SOLD | SID75

SIDDHARTH SHINGADE | Tree | Acrylic on canvas | 14“ X 14“ | SOLD | SID75