Anjum Motiwala

Anjum has been painting for over a decade now. She works with oils and watercolours. Her style goes from realism to abstraction. She enjoys playing around with the knife and loves the rich texture and the lustrous effects one can get with the knife .Her imagery is simple and conveys a form, which is at once creatively vibrant, yet effectively simple. She often surprises and surpasses herself while being open to the unexpected. Memories and previous experiences become fused with ever new questions that arise during the process of creating her art.Her works are a myriad of colours and bring about a drama on the canvas through the reds, yellows, orange and blues. The hues on her canvas have an almost lyrical quality about them - and her colour palette has only got more buoyant over the years. She works without any preconceived ideas and her paintings are made using many layers of texture and paint. She is full-time artist with a desire to create and capture earthy textures, bright bold colours and rich subtle layers of color in her works. In fact, her work can now be called a combination of realism and abstraction.Anjum has studied abstract art at NAFA Singapore and also holds a degree in fasion design from Mumbai India. She started out as a fashion designer playing around with fabric, colour & texture. But destiny had other plans for her. It seemed like the most natural transition from fabric to canvas. And once she took up the paintbrush, there was no looking back.


  • Group show, Mumbai 23 may - 28 may 2014.
  • Group Show, Protsahan India Foundation (Unbound) - Singapore, March 2014.
  • Group Show, Palette 2014 - Mumbai, February 2014.
  • Group Show, Freshly Extracted-I at the Reading Room, Singapore, February 2014.
  • Affordable Art Fair, Singapore 2013.
  • Malaysia Art Expo, Kuala Lumpur, 19-22, September 2013.
  • Gallery of Gnani Arts 10th Anniversary Artist Show, ION Art Gallery, Singapore, 14-20 August 2013.
  • Group Show at Viewing Room, Mumbai May 24-29, 2013.
  • Group Show with Pradarshak Art Gallery 22 April- 4 May 2013.
  • Group Show 'Resonance' by Impressions Art Gallery at the India Art Festival, November 2012.
  • Group show conducted by Corporate Art India at the Prince of Wales Museum, Coomaraswamy Hall, KalaGhoda in November 2012.
  • Group show at the Artists' Centre Gallery, Kala Ghoda in July 2012.
  • "Treasure Trove", a charity auction conducted for the benefit of the Jai Vakeel School for Special Children at the Trident Hotel, Mumbai, in April 2012.
  • "PRAXIS", a group show at the Prince of Wales Museum, Coomaraswamy Hall, Kala Ghoda in February 2012.
  • "The Annual Autumn Art Show", a group show at the Artists' Centre Gallery, Kala Ghoda in August 2011.
  • Group Show at Artist Centre, Kala Ghoda, October 2010.

Elements_2017, Oil on canvas

Blue Poppies
Blue Poppies, Oil on canvas, 20"×30"

Red Poppies
Red Poppies, Oil on canvas, 30"×30"

Golden Poppies
Golden Poppies, Oil on canvas, 30"×40"

OM_2018, Mixed media on canvas, 24"×24"

Rock Abstract 04
Rock Abstract 04, Oil on canvas, 12"×12" (SOLD)

Rock Abstract 01
Rock Abstract 01, Oil, original-copy, 12"×12" (SOLD)

Rock Abstract_2017
Rock Abstract_2017, Oil on canvas

Rock Abstracts_2018
Rock Abstracts_2018, Oil on canvas, original, 12"×36"

Rock Abstract 001_2018
Rock Abstract 001_2018, Oil on canvas, 15"×15"

Rock Abstract 002_2018
Rock Abstract 002_2018, Oil on canvas, 15"×15"

Rock Abstract 004_2018
Rock Abstract 004_2018, Oil on canvas, 15"×15"

Cityscape, Oil on canvas, 24"×24"

Houses, Oil and acrylic ink on canvas, 36"×24"

Exhibitions and Events — Archives

Faith, Love and Hope — 4 May, 2018. Charity Exhibition at Assisi Hospice, 832 Thompson Road, Singapore.

World Art Dubai — 18 to 21 April, 2018


Venue: Studio


Sangeeta Charan,
Studio: 47, Jalan Pemimpin, #06-03,Halcyon 2, Singapore 577200

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