Shan Re is a contemporary Indian artist and a master of abstraction with thought provoking mysterious layers and complex textures. She explores unknown and unseen dimensions invoking inexplicable emotions. Shan creates a magical language through her colours and textures.
Shan has explored various mediums like drawing, painting, installation and poetry. Her intense curiosity is the reason to evolve as a powerful abstract artist with an enigmatic representation of pious colours and hidden emotions.
She redefined her creative potential with a fashion partnership. She collaborated with a sustainable luxury fashion brand, Aranyani, to create two collections of single edition bags with her signature artwork which were show cased at the New York Fashion week.
Shan also organises art and wellness workshops to create awareness about the importance of mental health and psychological immunity. She strives to create awareness on mental health through visual arts and having a positive conversation about emotional well-being and highlighting the role of art as therapy.
She constantly believes in sharing her resources, time, knowledge. She recently published an adult colouring book called “Creative Meditation with Colours” to encourage people to start small, with colouring, to help cope with difficult situations.
Shan is associated with many fundraising charity auctions and supports
important causes. Shan says, “Helping charities has been a priority of mine and I have many fond memories. I feel fortunate to be an artist, to be able to support many causes even during my struggling days.”
Each painting of Shan can be considered as a complete poem in itself and it appears to be a sudden capture of a fleeting moment. Shan is a deep thinker and her spiritual exploration is reflected in her paintings.
Her narrative works have an immediate intellectual impact on viewers and stimulate an inner dialogue. Her process and philosophy make her works “timeless” - independent of time and space.
Her work has captured the interest of art connoisseurs across the world including London, Singapore, New York, Berlin, Amsterdam, Los Angeles, Tokyo and Oslo.
“Listening to the quite voice within me...
Exploring infinite dimensions within myself...
Standing on the thresh hold of new experience...
I have been painting
The Canvas of my life...
Drop by drop...word by word..
To unwrap my own destiny...
Passion flows through me
Like a stream of colour
In the flames of passion
I create breathtakingly
From the deep sea of mystery
Memories and fantasies
Between echoes of silence
and hope... I am intoxicated
and addicted to the power creativity...
My inner fire is what keeps me going"
- Shan Re
SELECTED RECENT COLLECTIONS
- Maharajah Srikantadatta Wadiyar, Royal House of Mysore
- Business Jet Lounge, Cochin International Airport
- JW Marriot, Golfshire, Bangalore
- Ritz Carlton hotel, Bangalore
- Embassy Boulevard, Bangalore
- Shangri-la Hotel, Bangalore
- Brigade Tech Park, Bangalore
- Woodrose Club, Bangalore
- ITC Infotech, Bangalore
- RMZ EcoSpace, Bangalore
- Embassy Golf Links Business Park, Bangalore
- Bhoruka Power Corporation, Bangalore
- ING Vysya Bank, Bangalore
- Salarpuria Hallmark, Bangalore & in other private collections in Amsterdam, Norway, Berlin,
New York, Singapore, Nice, Texas, London, Kuala Lampur, San Francisco and so on.
SELECTED GROUP SHOWS
2022 - Kala for Vidya, Rotary Club, Taj Westend, Bangalore
2022 – Time & Space gallery, Bangalore
2022 - India Art Festival, Mumbai
2022 - Global art show by Suland, Dubai
2021 – Connections, Reeves Gallery, Bangalore
2021 - Enchanted India, BG Gallery with Galerie D'arts, Los Angeles
2021 - Terrain Biennale, a public art initiative by Chicago based Terrain Exhibitions
2021 - Discover the undiscovered, American Club with Mayinart gallery, Singapore
2020 – If walls could speak, ION art gallery with Mayinart gallery, Singapore
2020 - OnArt Fair, Mojarto, Online
2020- Inside the box is the outside the box, Gallery D'arts, Santa Monica
2020 – Women’s Day show at Reeves art gallery, Bangalore
2020 - Studio3 show at India Art Festival, Mumbai
2020 - Kala for vidya, Rotary Club annual show, Taj west end, Bangalore
2019- An Autism Art Fundraising Gala and Auction, UB City Bangalore
2019 – Charity auction at French Consulate, Bangalore
2019 – Fundraiser auction, Art Mantram Gala, Bangalore
2019- EUNOIA, Taj West End, Bangalore
2019 - Women’s Cultural Festival at BIC Bangalore
2019- Gesalt, BG Gallery, Los Angeles
2019- Art Expo, New York
2018 - Collaboration with Aranyani for New York Fashion Week, New York
2018 -Kala for vidya , Rotary Club annual show, Taj west end, Bangalore
2018- Heart to Art, Under the Raintree media, Project EVE, Bangalore
2018 - Triptych, Group show , Goa.
2017- Women’s Art festival, Ravindra Kalashetra, Bangalore
2017 - Kala for Vidya, Rotary club annual show, Taj Westend, Bangalore
2017 - Arts Village, Two Women show on the occasion of International women's day
2016 – Small and beautiful, Art Houz, Bangalore
2016 – Heterogenous curated by Art Chutney, Taj Westend, Bangalore
2016 – India Art and Gems Fair, Leela palace hotel, Bangalore
2016 - Kala for Vidya, charity art show by Rotary club, Taj Westend hotel, Bangalore
2016 – Whitefield Art Collective, VR Bengaluru
2015 – Anahata 1 – Art Mantram show at Navrathan, Bangalore
2015 - Anahata 2 – Art Mantram show at Navrathan, Bangalore
2015 – Portals of Perception, Taj Westend Hotel, Bangalore
2015 – Reflections, Annual group show by Maadhyam at Amethyst, Chennai
2015 – LshVa inaugural art show, LshVa studio, Bangalore
2014 – Annual art show, Vinyasa Premier Art Gallery, Chennai
2014 – Kala for Vidya, charity art show by Rotary club, TajWestend hotel, Bangalore
2014 – Eclectic Exploration, Kalarasa Art House, Bangalore
2014 – Women Artists show, Chandigarh University, Chandigarh
2013 – Award winners show (won best landscape award), ICAC foundation, Mumbai
2013 – Open Studio Sale, Studio Revola, Bangalore
2012 – Art show in support of Times Foundation, Galeriede’arts, Bangalore
2011 – Art Bengaluru, UB City, Bangalore
2011 – Third Eye Art Gallery showcase at Caperberry, Bangalore
2010 – Mont Blanc Art Showcase, ITC Royal Gardenia, Bangalore
2010 – “Friends of Renaissance Gallerie”, Windsor Manor, Bangalore
2010 – Art Bengaluru, Galerie de’Arts, Bangalore
2009 – Phantasmagoria, Midsummer Melange, LeelaPalace Hotel, Bangalore
2009 – Renaissance Gallerie’s Annual Charity Show, Leela Palace Hotel, Bangalore
2008 – Gallery Exotica’s Inaugural Show in support of Charity, Bangalore
2008 – Group show organized by C. Krishnaiah Chetty, Hotel Ashok, Bangalore
2008 – Concern India Art Show, Bangalore
2007 – Auction for Mallige Smile Foundation, LeelaPalace, Bangalore
SELECTED SOLO SHOWS
2021 - Poetry in Gold, Sublime Galleria, UB City, Bangalore
2019 – Exhumed Memories, Art Houz, Bangalore
2017 - Window to Himalayas- Arts village.
2016 – Echoes & Whispers, Art Houz Gallery, Bangalore
2015 – The Might of a Line; exhibition of free association drawings, Galerie de’Arts, Bangalore
2015 – SHE – International Women’s day special – contemporary women’s voices, Galerie de’Arts, Bangalore
2014 - Solo show at Ritz Carlton, Bangalore
2014 – Solo show at Cocoon gallery, Bangalore
2011 – “Unfolding of Self”, 10 year retrospective, Galeriede’Arts, Bangalore
2011 – “Eternal Spring”, Arco Iris, Goa
2010 – Live Painting at Peroni Art Initiative, Olive Beach, Bangalore
2010 – “The Eternal Spring”, Private show at AgarwalResidence, New Delhi
2009 – Inaugural show of Galerie de’Arts, Bangalore
2009 – Private Show at Franck Barthelemy’s residence, Bangalore
2009 – “The Eternal Spring”, Global Tree Café – curated by “Art Buddy”, Bangalore
2008 – “Iconography”, Time & Space Gallery, Bangalore
2008 – “Sepia Moments”, Olive Art Initiative, Bangalore
2007 - "Echoes & Whispers" (Drawings & Paintings), Alliance Francaise de Bangalore