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Kriti Gallery

Raja Sir Motichand Road | Raman Niwas opposite Akashwani, Varanasi 221010, India
+91 98390 58007
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Kriti Gallery contemporary art oasis

This gallery was a welcome reprieve from the busy Varanasi traffic. Stepping into the gallery... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Elliot c
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A welcoming family artist residency

I came to Kritigallery for a one month artist residency in April 2018. There are five nice, simple... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Agent Orange / Hanuman by Terry Burrows A series of paintings Artist reception April 3, 2018 from 6pm – 7pm Exhibition from April 4th until April 21st, 2018 Tuesday to Saturday from 11 am to 5 pm Kriti Gallery Raman Niwas, Mahmoor Ganj, Varanasi This series of paintings continues my interest in the fascinating theatre of activities, both religious and secular along the Ghats of the Ganges in Varanasi. The playful title - Agent Orange refers to the omnipresence of Hanuman murtis which are painted with a generic bright orange color. There is a curious mischievousness about these idols due to their often lumpen and cartoon-like appearance - either due to the naivety of their construction or, after many added layers of thick orange paint, the original sculpted details have disappeared. Their eyes though are re-rendered in black & white, seeming to be peering out and watching you from myriad temples and shrines.
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Raja Sir Motichand Road | Raman Niwas opposite Akashwani, Varanasi 221010, India
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This gallery was a welcome reprieve from the busy Varanasi traffic. Stepping into the gallery transports you to a peaceful and contemplative space. The best place for contemporary art in Banares.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I came to Kritigallery for a one month artist residency in April 2018. There are five nice, simple studios with a good light in all. First we have been four artists, and than three. The staff and organisers are very helpful if you need any...More

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Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

The gallery space here is quite small and there was just one artist displaying his work. However, the artist was at the gallery and was there to explain how he arrived at his work, which was very interesting. The style of his art divided us...More

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Reviewed 28 March 2018

A wonderful display of art, a chance meeting with an Australian artist in residence & a interesting & informative chat with the curator with a close relationship to Australia. An insight into how a group of like minded people are helping India & it's people...More

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Petra2347, Manager at Kriti Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 31 March 2018

Thanks a lot for visiting Kriti and you are always welcome to visit again.

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Reviewed 25 February 2018

Kristi Galley is an art gallery without the thorny content and political questions that art addresses. A magnificent courage to expose art which speaks to the heart, you become a poet though the artist talent. Kristin Gallery is a blazing torch with as much enlightenment...More

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Petra2347, Manager at Kriti Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 26 February 2018

Dear Chris, thanks a lot for you feedback...

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Reviewed 23 February 2018

This Gallery was recommended to me by an acquaintance so when I arrived in Varanasi I put it first in my agenda. Luckily I waited to go with a friend so we could both enjoy a beautiful exhibition by Shaurye Kumar together. Although we arrived...More

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Petra2347, Manager at Kriti Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 25 February 2018

Always welcome again...

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Reviewed 10 December 2017

I visited Kriti Gallery twice during a recent five day stay in Varanasi. Although I wasn't in residence, Petra and Navneet at Kriti, and Ajay through them, were exceptionally helpful in introducing me to unexpected highlights in this wonderful city, and inviting me to a...More

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Reviewed 4 December 2017

Kriti Gallery and residency is a very well run, creative oasis in Varanasi. Whether you are just visiting the gallery, or there as a resident artist you are in for a treat. Petra and her husband Navneed are hugely knowledge about contemporary and heritage Indian...More

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Reviewed 1 December 2017

Kriti Gallery provides a beautiful space for artists and art lovers in the glorious chaos of Banaras. The many trees the owner's have planted in the peaceful garden purify the city air and offer welcome shade. I stayed at Kriti for 6 weeks in their...More

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Reviewed 1 December 2017

I can mainly speak on behalf of the Artist residency side of Kriti Gallery. I have been here now for three months on an Artist residency from New Zealand, and as an artist could not wish for a more supportive environment in which to work...More

Thank Anna C
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Petra2347, Owner at Kriti Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 3 December 2017

Dear Anna, thanks a lot for your wonderful review, we are happy to share life and love for Varanasi with our artists, best petra

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