Indxart is based on the concept of trade-exchange of Indian Contemporary Art and brings in a fresh outlook and interface in sale and purchase of contemporary Indian Painting, Sculpture, Print making and so on. Indxart pursues art market in India with a whole new ideology, and attempts to bridge the gap between art buyers and artists. It pursues to enter the nascent psyche of art buyers who have the potential and interest but may not essentially be aware of their approach towards good art. Indxart is purely a high art sale website and does not wish to dilute into selling of utility products and decorative artifacts on our website. Indxart is a sales portal specifically made user friendly for the buyers, to assure easy sale and purchase.
About Indxart and Ruchir Art Gallery
Ruchir art Gallery is the father concern of Indxart, and was conceived almost a decade and half back as a collaborative space that framed paintings, showcased the works of local artists and gave them a standhold in commercials of the upcoming town. Brainchild of Ruchir Panchakshari, it strived to bring the culture of looking and appreciating visual art to the city of Nashik, a huge intervention to the city which had no galleries or art buying spaces before this came into existence. The city obviously had art connoisseurs who were in search of such spaces, art lovers who welcomed dramatics with open arms, with art college on the picturesque banks of river Godavari that runs diagonally in the lovely hill city. The art college had talented and aspiring artists who had to march to the closest art hub, Mumbai, for showcasing and selling their works, till Ruchir Art Gallery came in as a saviour.
The gallery further ventured beyond its architectural space into exhibitions, a day long to month long in various locations in the city and outside, showcasing the works of artists, giving them a foothold in art market as well as association with art patrons. With its innovative concept of ‘Art Wall’ the gallery borrowed walls of popular hangout places and community gatherings and arranged regular displays of its artists. It would today be hardly an exaggeration to say that this venture created and eye for art and has succeeded in a qualitative manner, by making excellent displays,encouraging artists to work in their own comfort zones and by adding an element of curated exhibitions and giving a new dimension to the city and its connoisseurs. It brought together artists and art lovers through a number of workshops, discussion forums, film screenings and reached upto formulating an art residency to house artists from other parts of India to interact with the city and the city dwellers. Today, the gallery that began to give impetus to the local art ventures into Art Fairs, national and international, and matching footsteps with the contemporary, has established a platform to sell quality art online.
At this juncture, we present a retrospective to the varied dynamic activities that took place and are being formulated in future under the wide umbrella of Ruchir Art Gallery and Indxart.
The workshops are significant medium to reach out to people and we have been arduously arranging a variety of activities to bridge the artist-connoisseur relationship. One of our successful series of events is the Kalakumbh 2017, arranged parallel to Kumbhamela, one of the largest events in the city of Nashik, occuring after every 12 years. We reached out to a large audience of all age groups through various activities in Kalakumbh.
Artists at the famous ‘Godavari Ghat’ during KalaKumbh
Kalakumbh saw a variety of art exhibition organised at Ruchir Art Gallery, which included the works of artists dwelling in NAshik, as well as works on the beauties of Godavari river that flows through the heart of the city.
We arranged a heritage walk for the visitors coming from all over India and other countries that took them to the wonder lanes of old Nashik City, and brought forth the cultural history as well as art forms
One of our successful activities during the Kalakumbha has been the ‘Calligraphy Workshop’, conducted specially for the devanagari script.
Warli is one of the oldest existing folk painting style in India, and is painted in close vicinity to Nashik. Kalakumbh was a perfect platform to introduce this style and also take a small orientation to how these paintings are conceived.
Sula Vineyards has today become synonymous to the city of Nashik, and has actively taken the city’s cultural activities to a large audience with Sulafest. We have been associated with Sula since many years now. In 2013, we had a collaborative event Sula Sanskriti, an art fest with exhibition of paintings, live demonstrations by artists, sketching, painting along with live music.
Live demonstrations by artists at Sula Sanskriti
The innovative program of painting along with live music.
Happy Street where sundays become fundays, and the busy streets are converted into walking art spaces, where people could do what they wished, express at their free will. We have been making such Happy Streets happen, where all age groups become young and express to their heart's content.