Gopal Mehan has a Bachelor’s degree in commerce he then did a foundation course in Fine Art from College of Art, Delhi, later a three year diploma in Fine Art from Bangiya Sangeet Parishad, Kala Bibhag, West Bengal. Gopal Mehan has also trained under the celebrated artist Rameshwar Broota for four years.
“The subject matter of my work as an artist is intimately related to my work as a theorist in the field of contemporary art. I mix abstraction with the tangibility of the visible world. The Confection drawings depict impossible objects. My works are extremely layered, as I drip paint, scrawl words on the canvas, and mix mediums including oil and acrylic paints, crayon, pencil, marker. I obscure any tangible points of reference, enabling the viewer to discover new meaning in my works. I start with a collection of ideas and draw out all these different motifs, and then I lay them on top of each other, shifting contour lines are also employed to suggest interior life and fluttering movement. Influenced by Buddhist thought, these drawings are, in part meditations on the elusive nature of desire, an acknowledgment of its potential to transfix and delude. My work deals with the abstract and has an obsession with searching for the perfect line - from paired down lines and formulated composition to a new entourage of blasting hues.I combine all of the philosophies that interest me, and place them into a structure of information that can be bombarding, but seem to be able to go on endlessly.” – Gopal Mehan.
Solo Show Triveni Kala Sangam, Triveni Gallery.
Works selected for display in 29th National Exhibition of Contemporary Art SCZCC Nagpur
A group exhibition of art at Shridharini gallery, Delhi
A group exhibition of art titled ‘Emotions’ in Lalit Kala Academy, New Delhi
88th All India Art Exhibition - AIFCAS, New Delhi
Annual art exhibition 2015 of Sahitya kala Parishad. New Delhi
A group show in Triveni Kala Sangam.
87th All India exhibition of Art organized by AIFACS New Delhi
A group exhibition of art entitled “Saga” at Lalit Kala Academy, Ravindra Bhavan, New Delhi
Group show in Lalit Kala, of 108 artists
A group show in Gallery Art Inc titled “Beauty and the Beast”
85th All India exhibition of Art organized by AIFACS New Delhi
An Exhibition of painting-prints-ceramics & sculpture by Artist from
Delhi in Lalit Kala Academy, Ravindra Bhavan, New Delhi.
A group show in Nehru Stadium London.
A group exhibition of art at Shridharini gallery. Delhi.
83 All India exhibition of Art organized by AIFACS New Delhi.
A group exhibition of painting and graphic design at Rastriya Lalit Kendra, Lucknow.
9th Northern Region Camlin Art Exhibition, New Delhi.
All India Art Exhibition, Amritsar.
Awarded for best painting AIFACS
Awarded for best painting by Sahitya Kala Parishad. New Delhi. (Govt of India) Award & Medal by Kala Drishti Art Society, New Delhi
Awarded a Certificate of Merit in Senior category in 29th National Exhibition of Contemporary art in South Central Zone Cultural Centre.Nagpur, (Govt of India)