T.A.M. TARSHITO’S ARTISTIC MELA

a love story between India and Italy

Through this project, Tarshito reveals the result of his artistic relationship with the beloved Mother India and he offers to the public a series of art works which embrace and blend the endless traditions of the Indian territories in which the Sacred is still alive.

To Tarshito it is a journey that lasts more than 40.

The selection of works proposed for this project is marked by 20 stages / chapters of a journey started in the early 1980s and never completed. The title of this artistic project is “ T.A.M. TARSHITO’S ARTISTIC MELA – a Love story between India and Italy ” and it should be seen as a tribute to Tarshito’s love story among  the territories where he has made an endless variety of art works that, thanks to their complexity and multiplicity, open new ways and new opportunities to celebrate the meeting (MELA in sanskrit) between cultures and a way of thinking belonging to distant geographic areas.

The artistic production of Tarshito is based on the reciprocal dialogue between artists and their multicolored  techniques, between traditions and rituals, between Spirit and Art.

Here is the list of Indian territories crossed by Tarshito during the last years, these are the places of origin of the numerous works of art that Tarshito melted each time with symbolic elements and participative enthusiasm.

For each collaboration Tarshito had, he realized many artworks, but in this list he is showing only one artwork representative of the particular tradition, if anybody is interested in viewing more please don’t hesitate to contact Tarshito for further enquiries.

1 RAJASTHAN, BIKANER,  MINIATURIST TRADITION: RAJU AND MUKESH SWAMI

WALKING IN BIKANER | 2017
Cm 350 x 60h 
Acrylics and miniatures on paper applied on raw canvas
Tarshito with Raju and Mukesh Swami, Bikaner, Rajasthan

2 ORISSA, PURI, PATACHITRA TRADITION: PUSPA RAO


WALKING IN ORISSA | 2017
Cm 1080 x 60 h
Patachitra painting on raw canvas
Tarshito with Puspa Rao, Puri, Orissa

3 GUJARAT, DASADA, RABARIS TRADITION: GEETA MEGHA

HOLY CIRCLE | 2007
cm 90,5 x 92h
Acrylic on wooden and embroideries on canvas
Tarshito with Geeta Megha, Gujarat

4 GUJARAT, DASADA, MIRR TRADITION: TRIBU’ MIRR

CIRCLE OF MAKING | 2008
cm 101 x 101h
Embroideries and acrylics on fabric
Tarshito with Mirr Tribe, Kutch, Gujarat

5 GUJARAT, KHAVDA,  KUTCH TEXTILE TRADITION: AACHAR MAYA MARVADA

GOD | 2006
cm 110 x 174h
Ink and embroideries on fabric
Tarshito with Aachar Maya Marvada, Gujarat

6 GUJARAT, NIRONA, BHUJ,  ROGAN ART TRADITION: ABDUL GAFOOR KHATRI & FAMILY

HOLY TREE | 2007
cm 260 x 190h
Acrylic, natural stone paste and gold leaf on fabric 
Tarshito with Abdul Gafoor Khatri, Gujarat

7a  GUJARAT, RADHANPUR, TEXTILE TRADITION MOCHI ARI EMBROIDERY: MANGU BEN BY DASTKAR

7b BIHAR, BHUSANA, SUNJI EMBROIDERY :

7c KARNATAKA, BELLARY, LAMBANI EMBROIDERY: GAURA BAI AND PARVATHI BAI

7d GUJARAT, MOADOTRA, AHIR APPLIQUE : KAKKU AND SUBADHRA BEN

7 e BIHAR, MUZAFFARPUR, TUSSAR PATCHWORK :

WARRIOR OF LOVE | 2000
cm 107 x 215h
Embroideries on fabric
Tarshito with Mangu Ben, Gujarat

8 BIHAR, MADUBANI TRADITION: BAUA DEVI

THE SNAKE AND THE VASE |2007
cm 151 x 81h
Painting on handmade paper, acrylics and gold leaf on canvas
Tarshito with Baua Devi, Bihar

9 JARKHAND, HAZARIBHAG,  KOHVER AND SOHRAI TRADITION:  PHILOMINA TIRKEY & DULARI EKKA

THE VASE AND THE TURTLE | 2006
cm 277 x 220h
Acrylics and gold leaf on fabric
Tarshito with Philomina Tirkey & Dulari Ekka, Jarkhand

10 NAGALAND, TEXTILE TRADITION


GROWING IN LOVE | 2009
cm 257 x 180h
Inks on canvas and handmade fabric from Nagaland
Tarshito with Textile tradition of Nagaland

11 UTTAR PRADESH, SAANJHI TRADITION BY DAKSTAR

CONNECTED WARRIORS | 2006
cm 40 x 75,5h
Paper cutting
Tarshito with Saanjhi, Craftpeople of Uttar Pradesh

12 MAHARASHTRA, DAHANU, WARLI TRADITION: KAMLESH E UMESH RATNA

THE CIRCLE | 2007
cm 253 x 161h
Acrylic on canvas with soil and rice on canvas
Tarshito with Umesh and Kamlesh Ratna, Maharashtra

13 MADHYA PRADESH, BHOPAL, GOND TRADITION: VENKAT RAMAN SINGH SHYAM

THE PATH OF THE WAYFARER IN LOVE – INDIA | 2017
cm 130 x 60h
Acrylics on raw canvas
Tarshito with Venkat Raman Singh Shyam, Madhya Pradesh.

14 WEST BENGAL, MEDINIPUR, PATUA PAINTING TRADITION: CHITRAKAR FAMILY

WALKING IN BENGAL | 2015
cm 660 x 81 h
Acrylics and natural colors on raw canvas
Tarshito with: Prabir, Mantu, Sonyia, Tagar, Layla, Suman, Mamoni Chitrakar, West Bengal

 15. ANDHRA PRADESH, CHITTOOR DISTRICT, SRIKALAHASTHI, KALAMKARI PAINTING: M. VISWANATH REDDY

|2018 
cm: 109 x 226 h
Tarshito with M. Viswanath Reddy, Andhra Pradesh

6. ORISSA, PUTTASINGH DISTRICT RAYADARGA. SAURA ART: RABATH SABAR AND GAJENDRA GAMANGO

|2018
Tarshito with Rabath Sabar e Gajendra Gamango, Orissa

17. RAJASTHAN, BHILWARA, PADH PAINTING: JOSHI FAMILY


|2018
cm 83 h x 113h
Tarshito with Khushbu Chhipa, Rajasthan  

18.  RAJASTHAN, TONK DISTRICT, SHIVPURI, MEENA PAINTING: KALI, KHANI, SAJANA, MEGHA, POOJA, SARUNI, BACHI MAND, JAGDISH BAI.


|2018

19. TELANGANA, HIDERABHAD, CHERIAL PAINTING: VAIKUNTAM NAKESH , SHRI MERUGOJU MADHU, KIRAN NAGHESWAR, RAKESH D.,  VINAY D.

|2018
cm 216 x 155 h
Tarshito with Vaikuntam Nakesh, Hiderabhad

20. TELANGANA, HYDERABHAD, NIRMAL PAINTING: B. BASHKER

|2018
 cm 150 x 190h
Tarshito with B. Bashker, Hyderabhad