Pratap Morey - Contemporary Artist visualising urban world

Pratap Morey

There are very few artists who contemplate the world around them in their art. They capture the various nuances of life having crisp realty and portray it in the contemporary form. One such artist is Pratap Morey, from Mumbai, whose work revolves around connecting the body & urban space. He showcases the prosaic entities around him in the most ingenious way. He considers himself lucky to have been chosen for The Rashtrapati Bhavan’s ‘In-Residence Programme’ and several other residencies for institutions nationally and internationally. He has participated in various curated group shows and art fairs. This young artist work is mostly urban and uses lot of urban materials. The artist combines the elements of digital photography with his drawings. His work speaks more about space, redevelopment & urbanization, pictorial documentation of structures, mirrored images and moving pictures creating illusions. He seeks inspiration from the city, its colonial nature and the resident’s spatial war.

Quick Facts

Known As Pratap Morey
Father’s Name Sudhir Morey
Mother’s Name Mansi Morey
imd1 for Painting, Escalations and Visual Art
Birthday 25th April 1981
  • Invited by Daegu art foundation by South Korea
  • ‘Artist in Residency’ at Rashtrapati Bhavan by President of India, New Delhi - 2014
  • Husain Bendre Scholarship for Mid-career artist - 2013
  • LaCritique award at Vernissage Salon, Realities Nouvelles, Paris, France - 2012
  • Fellowship for Mid - Career artist by Bajaj Art House, New Delhi, India - 2012
  • The Bombay Art Society Award for Painting - 2006
  • N S Bendre Foundation Award for Painting, 29th Monsoon show, Jehangir Art Gallery - 2006
Place / From Mumbai, Maharashtra
Quote for Life “Have faith in your work & Believe in yourself”

Team imd1 had a chat with him a few days ago, read on to know her further!

Beyond Art

Favorite Personalities Late Vasudeo Gaitonde, Late M. F. Hussain, Vincent van Gogh, Anish Kapoor and Richard Serra
Inspiration Mumbai city has inspired me to work
Food I Love Home cooked food
Had I not been Artist then… I always wanted to be an Artist from my school days
Like Vacations at The eroding Majuli Island on Brahmaputra
Favorite Pass time Table Tennis
Favorite Movies I have grown watching lot of movies, Indian & western but the Parallel cinema movement of the 80s is what I like the most
Favorite Actor / Actress New bees like Rajkummar Rao, Vicky Kaushal, Swara Bhaskar, Radhika Apte are to watch out for