.....Family of artists




PN Choyal

I have been involved in painting seriously since 1948. Thereafter I passed through various phases due to the changes in my vision. After getting education from Jaipur School of Arts, where I have been in close contact with my teachers like Shailendra Nath De and Ramgopal Vijayvargiya, I started painting in wash and tempera techniques. My education from JJ School of Arts, Bombay, gave me an incentive to paint in oil. For a couple of years, I was trying to analyze human forms and nature around.

In 1961-62 I studied in Slade College of Art, London, which gave me a new vision of exploring the surface value and relationship of form and space. I tried to look inside to find new values. My technique also changed. I tried to use oil like water color. At once canvas started giving me new values of creation. I was trying to synthesize the external world with internal vision. Read more..

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Surjeet Choyal

For a long time in my works, I eloquently depicted the agonies of Rajasthani women’s heart. Relentlessly, for years I attempted psycho-thematic expressions with a considerable concern for Tromp l’oeil.
In the present series of my works, I aim to take interest in the photo-portraitures of Rajasthani and other princely state feudal rulers. Their egotistic postures, stylized typology and the ornate costumes all provide me with a rich area of social and aesthetic research.

I have used techniques that give an appropriately antique finish to these works including arabesques an oriental mannerism

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Shail Choyal

Rajasthan has been the land of enchanting landscape, and people in gay moods. Udaipur

(my city) is a jewel that shines in the exotic land for its natural and man created splendor. The glorious Rajput architecture, green hills, clear blue skies and still bluer lakes all provide me exciting ways of living with the form and colour.

Beauty of this city has always influenced me and my work from the very beginning and I could easily relate my entire work to the traditional miniature schools of Rajasthan.

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Charul Laul Choyal

I am from theatre world. My roots are in theatre. After marrying Akash, the world of colors has been opened to me. Now, I live and breathe in the ambience of visual arts. Anywhere I move I confront art. This is how my art of enactment turned into the art of painting. Our whole house and studios appear to be an art school to me where everyone is engaged in talking, discussing and executing art works. Most shelves are loaded with art books, catalogues, art souvenirs and C.D’s etc. Imagine, in such milieu, was it possible for me to escape from the painting activity.
Even the joy of being on stage, performing in front of thousand audiences amidst clapping hands turned into a backdrop and a new cyclorama emerged.
Today, it is quite common to call oneself ‘self taught’. But, I shall not call myself a self taught. My theatre teachers gave lessons on art. While students, we were obliged to visit museums. The art lessons had already begun. Later, I pursued a course under the able guidance of Shail Choyal, my father-in-law
who taught me the appreciation of art which still continues. Relentlessly,
we deliberate on art works in the exhibitions or film projections. The learning process is an ongoing secret in our family.
In my present works, I aim to exploit the sensation of color field areas with unending spaces. I prefer to work on large canvases to get room for a considerable freedom so that my own picture Objects, spaces and body, intangible vision and tangible factitiousness could cooperate in special inter relationship.
I start to do something and within this process there is a power which continues the process until it is fulfilled. After wards new beginning always follows.

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Akash Choyal

I aim to draw my own state of dreams. In these works, I have confronted with the real and the unreal world corresponding with my own dreams order where man, beasts, plants, sky, sun, moon, stars, gods with super human powers and human weaknesses all take rationally assigned places. Till date, my prime concern has been to construct new realities and always tried to unveil the hidden truth lying beneath the surface of the objective reality. This could have been done due to a graphic approach of my drawing that are intricate and intuitive.
I believe, the journey of the line is filled with drama. Moving swiftly in a spontaneous free flow of thought, cutting spaces, dividing and creating with unfettered force, black against white emboldens me to the spiritual voyage.
Till date, I have worked on different mediums like plaster relief’s, fiber constructions, etchings, paintings, paper machie, paperboards etc. but the lines that thrust up explosively like crocus tufts or float and sail like a kite leaning on the wind has been my prime concern.

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