Born in Patna in 1964, Neeraj completed his education at the Delhi School of Art. He earned both a Bachelor’s and Masters degree and has been feted by the Government for his significant contribution to art. Neeraj received the Bharat Bhavan Award at the Second Biennial of Contemporary Indian Art in the year 1988.
The Lalit Kala Research Grant Fellowship was also awarded to him in the same year. Besides these Goswami has been in great demand as a muralist and a portrait painter. Now many important camps and shows later Neeraj finds himself in the forefront of Indian contemporary art and his works grace many a collection both in India and abroad.
Neeraj has made the medium of oils his own achieving a brilliance and vibrancy that is outstanding. Using tones of Celadon Porcelain and Onyx Styrations, Neeraj Goswami gives his canvases a gentle radiance. His paintings glow like precious stones with translucence rarely seen. Through this sheer haze his characters come alive almost as if they are ready to walk out of the canvas. The vitality and life-like images of his paintings have made Neeraj Goswami one of the most sought after artists of his generation.
Vikash Kalra is a self-taught artist & writer based in New Delhi whose work has been exhibited across India and is held in several private and corporate collections.