Alone

Manish Solanki

Year:

2013

Media:

Mix media on wood

Size (cm):

30 cm x 30 cm x 3 cm

London 2018

Other works

Winning shot

Manish Solanki

Year:

2012

Media:

Mix media on wood

Size (cm):

30 cm x 30 cm x 3 cm

London 2018

Let's play marbles

Manish Solanki

Year:

2014

Media:

Acrylic on canvas

Size (cm):

30 cm x 30cm x 4 cm

London 2018

Biography

Manish solanki has dominated his complete talent of painting towards childhood. He is an amateur painter and hence, loved all types of paintings such as still-life abstract and others. His talent & thoughts about the childhood are great combination in itself. He is very much emotionally attached with his childhood. He used to play with marbles during his childhood. He was very touched about childhood games which he played in those days. Nowadays people are almost near to forget those games and they are also not able to deliver knowledge about those to their children. He has decided to re- construct that image through painting and he done it very well. Nowadays in our modern era children don't even know how to play with marbles and other traditional games like gilli danda, satoliya, bhamarda, , carrom, Marbles , Gilli danda, Ghochhamadi, snake and ladder etc . To give them the knowledge & recall their memories about this games , Manish solanki had painted a beautiful art.
In olden days children used together marbles in bottles and keep it with them but nowadays children of a small age instead of playing those games used to carry mobile or game devices with them. To memorize that olden culture Manish solanki had made a sculpture of bottle.
Manish had a research on different techniques of playing marble game in different part of countries. And had completely pour his imagination through paintings. Manish solanki's qualities are technically, artistically and aesthetically very satisfied and his work also provides a documentary value of the childhood life.

Artist statement

My work is based on children’s games. We may have played various indoor and outdoor games during our childhood. Once we grew up, we got busy in household responsibilities and earning money. But when we look back at our childhood remembering the games that we used to play as kids, we cherish the moments and it brings a sweet smile on our face which cannot be forgotten. The joy that we have experienced during our times cannot be experienced by this generation as everyone is growing up while playing on smart phones and tablets. From every game we learn something. Some of those games learn us how to live. What we earn, what we lose, why we lose, life's ups and downs, this all things are related to those games which are suddenly obsolete from new generation. Even they don't know about those games name. I just try to introduce our old and traditional games to the new generation and take them to that magical world of games. That they can experience the same joy that we used to get while playing those games. Hence, I also put playable installations along with the painting and I constantly put my efforts to bring back all of our childhood memories to our minds.
The first support for my work comes from marbles ( lakhoti ) and when I look around myself, I do not see any children or group of children playing marbles. My eyes constantly lookout for them but I couldn’t find any. I understand that these games do exist at some places, but it is definitely getting extinct. And hence, I would like to give these games to this new generation and also for the generations to come I would like to keep he games alive through my paintings. I was associated with a construction company for a short period. I used to observe the labourers working there and it inspired me to illustrate them into my paintings and I also made few paintings of them. I thought of doing some of the other paintings on different sports, including the bicycle rides, bhamarda, cricket, snake and leader, and other sports in the house. I found support for making new paintings and succeeded in creating painting of satisfying ones.