Binoculars, as we know, do not hunt; they are used by hunters. Binoculars, at the same time suggest the safe distance that the hunter/s takes during the act of hunting. That means from a safe distance a group of people are hunting hapless human beings who live harmoniously with the nature. However, the moment the hunters locate a place for their game the fate of the dwellers in those places is changed forever. They get displaced or become permanent migrants elsewhere. Some may become urban poor and some become urban laborers. It is the grand metamorphosis that India today is undergoing; transformation of people from human beings to subhuman creatures in a world of urban slavery in a Kafkaesque turn of events.
Pravin T. Dhanuskar is a young artist post graduated (M. F. A. 2010) from Sir. J. J. school of Art Mumbai and B. F. A. 2007, G.C.M. Nagpur. He is practising his art work as a profession since a decade and living in Mumbai. During his practise he has participated in several competitions and bagged the prestigious awards- 2018 Special award- finext award & national exhibition of mini-artwork-2018, Bhopal., 2008 Camlin certificate award. Sir J. J. School of Art Mumbai., 2008 All India Exhibition Lokmanya Tilak, Pune., 2007 Certificate award all India art contest S.C.C.Z. Nagpur., 2007 Govt. merit certificate G.C.M. Nagpur., 2006 Best portrait award G.C.M. Nagpur.
He has presented his solo show entitled “Epic Theatre of Current Absurdity” (2018) and previously exhibited entitled “Manifestations of Dualism” 2015 Jehangir art gallery, Mumbai. Pravin has also professionally contributed to group shows including- 2016 Shourya art gallery, Navi Mumbai., 2016 West 10 art gallery, Navi Mumbai., 2015 West 10 art gallery, Navi Mumbai., 2015 Poster show, Priyashri artist studio, Vododara., 2008 Gallery one, New Delhi., 2006 Rhitu hirawa, Nagpur., 2006 Bunch of sunflowers, Nagpur., 2005 Joining hands, Nagpur.To extend his work he has also participated in Senior student graphic art workshop Bharat Bhawan 2006, Bhopal, Camp.
He has many private collections in India and abroad to his credit.