The Good Artists of Pune / by Bindaas

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What makes The ‘Good’ Artist?
A. Is it approval from a gallery, institution or critic?
B. Is it mass viewership of the work?
C. Is it an exorbitantly high price tag?
D. Is it the cultural caché of the individual?
E. An immersive environment that nurtures the hand of the creator?

The city of Pune does not have sufficient galleries, institutions or an immersive enough artistic environment to deem a 'good' artist so.

Does Pune have ‘good’ artists?  
If So
Who are they?

Welcome! to The ‘Good’ Artists of Pune, currently an imaginary community of extremely talented creators making good art in the city of Pune. History has proven that artists leave this apparently incommodious abode in the ghats, to produce really good art in greater metropolitan areas.  

Question: What then can be said of the artists left behind?
Answer: [Based] On the absence of intermediate varieties at the present day- On the nature of extinct intermediate varieties- On their numbers - On the vast lapse of time, as inferred from the rate of deposition and of denudation - On the intermittence of geological formations - On the absence of intermediate varieties in any one formation - On the sudden appearance of groups of species - On their sudden appearance in the lowest known fossiliferous strata.
- Charles Darwin, “On the origin of Species By Means of Natural Selection or The Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life.” In On the Imperfection of the Geological Record. William Bynum (Penguin Books, 2009), 249.

All artists are ‘good’ unless otherwise discovered by the institutional authority.

How to become a 'good' artist of Pune? 

You must be based in Pune

You must have an online link to your work 

150 word bio 

your portrait will be taken at a location of your choosing with 2 or 3 artist friends performing an activity that betters your practice. For example, reading a book, eating fruit, or trespassing. 

Such is the range of activities that can be featured in your portrait. The importance of this photograph is to show and thereby confirm that an artist is good if he or she has peers in the field and constantly engages in activities that help your work improve. 

This portrait will be clicked by Shraddha Borawake.

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Artists such as 

LMB Productions 

Snehal Chordia

Shiraz Irani

Waylon D'Mello

Revati Dilip Borawake


Shraddha Borawake

Are officially members of this community.

Hoping many more will join soon!

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