Abir is active/lives in India. Abir is known for sculpture.
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MFA, Sculpture Major, MSU, Vadodara, First Class, 2001. BFA, Sculpture Major, Second Class, 1999. Exchange student, Ecoles des Beaux Arts Caen, Normande, France, 1998. Shown extensively in India, 1995 -2005, solo and group shows. Vast experience, having worked with PR Daroz in Delhi and trained and worked at the Traditional Copper Beaters, Tambats, Pune since 2001. He has been art director on Priyanka Sood's and Dhiraj Mashram's Diploma film at the FTII, Pune, 2003; publicity designs for Devi Ahiliabai feature film, 2003. Abir read a paper on the copper beating tradition, organized by INTACH, IIID and IFI, which culminated with an international exhibition, 2003, the objective being to use traditional craft for modern applications.
Worked with architects Neusarkar and Lele (Pune) and designer Olle Anderson (Sweden) and in 2002, as ceramic pottery and sculpture apprentice with German ceramist Volker Bauer, at his studio in Berlin. Also worked as assistant director for properties and set designing in pre-production for Hindi feature film Devi. Worked on design and execution of art pieces, signage and other interior details for the Corinthian Club, Pune, 2002. Created two sets of 36 hand made books, featuring hand painted details of Picasso's Guernica and traditional Maharastrian Khan fabric.
Created the set design for the play Fossils, performed in Vadodara, 1996, directed by Arun Agnihotri. 1995-2001, worked with studio potter, Nirmala Patwardhan. Actor and assistant in a Marathi feature film, Limited Manuski , produced by NFDC and DDK, 1994. Abir Patwardhan lives and works in Pune, India.
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