Established in 2014, Art Centrix Space is the voice of contemporary artistic thought, reflective of the vision, understanding and aesthetic sensibilities of the Indian subcontinent. It is a visual testimony to the timeless interplay of imagination, imagery and transformative visual experiences.
Our beautifully landscaped 2 acres precinct in South Delhi houses the main gallery space and a sculpture garden. With over 30 curated exhibitions and India Art Fair representations since 2018, we have exhibited over 50 artists of which we represent quite a few. A constantly growing space, we are now embarking on a new expansion to open another wing in early 2021 even as we plan our calendar year of events till March 2023.
As patrons to the Kochi-Muziris Biennale since 2018, we provide stimulus to artists in finding their voice. We support and showcase art that is at once sensory, perceptive, contemporary and intellectual to propel localised artistic concerns towards a global platform. We are committed to investing in our artists for the long term based on shared values and trust to create internationally recognised contemporary Indian narrative for both artists and collectors to cherish equally. We’ve enthralled and evolved - not only have our artists been recognised at Indian and international platforms in Australia, Germany, Italy and the UK, their work has also been seen and supported by young and veteran art collectors in India, USA, Netherlands, UK and Singapore, among others.
Our art is represented by different styles that treads across multiple realities, exploring the dynamics of both private and public spaces. Preservation of tradition and culture is integral to our vision for the future of contemporary Indian art to create a cultural legacy for posterity. What binds our artists is the international trends in their oeuvre even as they converse intimately with Indian aesthetics and form. We exhibit not only talented, upcoming artists but also seasoned senior artists, of international repute whose calibre and potential is showcased through their multi-disciplinary work. We are passionate about our art and exhibit only what we truly believe in, what we can trust and authenticate. Our collectors, young & seasoned, keep coming back to us for this essential truth.
Our new logo represents tradition and modernity, abstract and real, artist and art space in a continuum rather than as binaries. It symbolises both figurative and visual synergy where individual voices of the artists ie the mind-space find expression in the physical space of our gallery where art, community, and nature coalesce. Their dialogue and interaction is captured by this form that is timeless and eternal. The unifying graphic language of circles and space speaks of the continuous evolution of art in the ripple of time. The colour taupe has been chosen for its aura of sublimity, sophistication and solidity. A contemporary colour, it retains the quality and feel of a world not limited by time.
Monica Jain is the Curator-Director of Art Centrix Space. The essence of the gallery is reflected in the way she engages with art, with people and with the way she explores the world. Her seeking spirit explores ideas as diverse as mathematics, quantum physics, culture and mythology through the shows she curates to make every exhibition and experience at Art Centrix Space, extraordinary.
She has always believed that work must be supported by specialised training in the field. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from College of Art, New Delhi and a Master of Arts in Art History from the National Museum Institute, New Delhi. As an artist, She has also trained under renowned sculptor KS Radhakrishnan to work in wax and bronze and loves the spontaneity of watercolours. Being always hands-on has helped her tremendously in understanding the nuances in her field of work. She is committed to upholding the family legacy of 60 years of supporting the arts. The Sanskriti Foundation and Anandagram in New Delhi are both spearheaded by her uncle, Padmashree OP Jain, former convener or INTACH who even at the age of 93, continues to support art and run his own museums in Delhi.
Monica is intuitively drawn to the power of organising art, to seeing spaces and knowing exactly how art would fit into it; thereby giving her a unique advantage in both residential and public art projects she undertakes.
Connection and trust are of paramount importance to her. She says, "Being in this field compels me to think and to dig below the surface. I believe art reveals the soul which can then lead to forging very beautiful human relationships. Good human relationships are my first principle; in every conversation of mine whether it is with our artists, curators with whom we are looking to collaborate, or collectors, I just have this to say- if we can connect and engage at the same level and trust each other as human beings, then the business of art will happen happily.’