The Hero’s Journey of Dhananjay V. Takalikar

What is the best thing that I love about my work? The experiments I do on my  own creation of art.
What is my idea of happiness? The moment I finish the last touch of my particular creation which I am working on.
What is my greatest fear? Red colour disturbs me so you will not see as I avoid it in my painting.
What is the trait that I most deplore in myself? The Lyrics in some songs makes me emotional while painting.
Which living persons in my profession do i most admire? Pablo Picasso
What is my greatest extravagance? When I forget myself among the colours that I’m using while painting.
On what occasion would I lie? I lie when I’m disturbed when I’m painting and I just speak lies that I’m not present in the city.
What is the thing that I dislike the most in my work? Repetition of the same work makes me dislike my own work.
When and where was I the happiest, in my work? When I draw and paint that is the happiest moment of my life.
If I could, what would I change about myself? My eyes
What is my greatest achievement in work? When I got appreciation at Lalit kala Academi, Delhi. 
Where would I most like to live? In my Studio
What is my most treasured possession? My Painting, Sketches and my work.
What is my most marked characteristic? My curly hair
What is my most inspirational location, in my city? Beside a river / lake
What is my favourite place to eat and drink, in my city? Hotel Celebrations & Greenwoods
What books influenced my life and how? The book which influence my life is “Kora Canvas” by Artist Prabhakar Barve in which he has described the philosophy of  arts.
You Only Die Once. What music would I listen on my last day? Indian Classic Music
Who is my hero or heroine in fiction? He-Man
Who are my heroes and heroines in real life? Charlie Chaplin and Amrita Shergil 
Which movie would i recommend to see once in a lifetime? The Cast away
What role plays art in my life and work? Art is my soul which gives me satisfaction, happiness and fame which also enables to provide my economic needs.
What do the words ‘You are the storyteller of your own life’ to me? I’m artist Dhananjay Vijay Takalikar the person in me which I’m very familiar is artist Dhananajay with whom i share my happiness, my sorrow, my achievement and success
Who is my greatest fan, sponsor, partner in crime?  My kids and students are my greatest fan.- BCA galleries, Gallery 7, Tao art Gallery, Gallery Art Flute, Gallery Zama sponsored me.- I and my self.
Which people or companies would I like to work with in 2021? I would like to work with Artist-Anish Kapoor, Jermy Lipking, Disney Picture, Pixar Animation, Actors- Tom Hanks, Rajnikanth, Kamal Hassan, Musicians- A.R. Rahman, Hans Zimmer, Yanni
Which people in my profession who can make a real difference in my creative career would i love to meet in 2021? Anish Kapoor, Subodh Gupta, Jitesh Kallat, Nikalm,  Ram Sutar, Jermy Lipking, Himmat sha, Atul Dodiya, Thota vaikuntham, Manu Parekh
What project, in 2021, am I looking forward to work on? Arranging exhibition of my creativity in my home town.
Where can you see me or my work in 2021? France
What do the words “Passion Never Retires” mean to me? It is true that “Passion never retires” I too believe that when a person dies that is the end of his passion and it proves he has retire from his work.
Which creative heroes should Peter invite to tell their story? Artist Anish Kapoor, Ram Sutar, Nikalm, Laxman Shreshtha, Prabhakar Kolte, Manu Parekh, Jermy Lipking, Ganesh Haloi, Vijay Hagurgundi, Sanjay Nora

How can you contact me? Email and Instagram

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