My Artistic Focus

My works derive their inspiration from various sources. I focus on the common ground that exists between diverse cultures. In this sense, I do not distinguish between figurative or abstract expressions.

My paintings pose the question: "Can ideas understood in the context of one culture find meaning and relevance in another culture?" I answer that question with my art. It is a reflection of a multi-cultural information-based global dynamic.

I often create works organized in series. This allows me to explore through variations the meaning of a particular idea. The form of the work becomes the key. A strong conceptual focus guides my work. Beyond that, I am very concerned about the details of surface, texture and color.

Uday K. Dhar


Media Coverage (Press, TV)

Highbrow Magazine
Daily News


"But it is Uday Dhar's The New Americans, Adam and Eve that gets my vote for the most majestic mixed media painting in the show. Its gigantic masked couple are a worthy pair that could share the stage with some of the artists' favorite predecessors—Dürer, de Kooning and Picasso among them." (Sandra Bertrand; Highbrow Magazine)

Current Shows:


Group Show at the Museum of African Amercan Culture in Houston, TX: "i found god in myself: 40th anniversary of Ntozake Shange's for colored girls...", March 10-April 15, 2017.

Recent Shows:


Solo Show "I AM A GOD" ("Mythomania"), November 16 – January 2017; OPENING RECEPTION: November 16 from 5:00-9:30PM at the Art In FLUX storefront gallery, 163 Malcolm X Blvd., NYC.

Solo Show at the Russ Berrie Medical Science Pavilion, Columbia University, NYC, November 5, 2016 - February 10, 2017.