Ambu Rathwa has always been fascinated by the illusive abstract landscape. He constructs his images purely from imagination and the sensation he experiences when realising the time and space he is in. He believes even an object can relate a story and creates most of his works without reference. He is fascinated how technology and philosophy play an important role in our daily life. Rathwa’s process of working is long and very interesting. Layering his canvas with bright colours, he then scrapes away to reveal and create shapes and forms that tell a story.
Adding colours, scraping, polishing, reapplying colours thereby creating the play of light and shadow, architectural and human forms without the support of actually drawing in the conventional sense is what fascinates us about his works. The city could be the night with a soul in almost any metropolis of the world. Seeking detail only makes us wonder as to how this young master reveals bit by bit.
Ambu Rathwa obtained a Diploma and a Post-Diploma in painting from MS University, Vadodara. He received the Bodhi Art Award as well as the Inlaks Fine Arts Award in 2007 and 2008 respectively. Rathwa has participated in group shows such as Absolutely Fabulous (2009), Once Upon a Time (2009), and Strands Come Together (2008) with Rukshaan Art; the February group show at Red Earth Art Galleries in Vadodara; The Baroda March in Mumbai by Rukshaan Art in 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 and the Harmony Art Show, Mumbai amongst others.