About Umesh Shebe


“As an artist I have tried to implement the human feeling through my artwork where each strand of the paper is like the thread of life woven into a canvas to form the tapestry of life with the combination of light and shades.

The artwork serves as a powerful reminder of the interconnectedness of our experiences and the way they contribute to the larger picture of our existence.”


Umesh Shebe is an energetic artist, striving to make a difference and create a legacy by making meaningful strokes in the beautiful world of art.

Having explored various styles to satisfy his artistic desire to do something unique and beautiful, Umesh reflects a distinct Indianness in all his works – be it the fisherwoman series or his depiction of the simple yet impressive life of the villages.

His exploration, Shoonya Rekha explores the use of lines and circles to depict various life-forms, especially gods and goddesses in black and white. This simplistic, yet original and evolved style has been channeled from the Mandalas – acknowledged to be the oldest of art forms.

The Shoonya Rekha series of art is something that would fit with equal ease into the modern corporate boardroom or the world-class hotel lobby, and yet make you bow your head in obeisance at the powerful depiction of the gods. This is a unique attempt where Hindu and other gods have been symbolically represented in such minimalist fashion.

A graduate in fine arts, Umesh lives in Bangalore and has many art exhibitions to his credit. Most of all, he loves putting ink to paper.


  • BFA (Applied Art) Abhinav College Pune, INDIA (1991-94) 
  • BFA (Foundation) Chitrakala Mahavidyalaya Amravati, INDIA (1989-90)

Awards & Achievements:

  • 1994 – Best Student Award (Advance Year), Abhinav College Pune 
  • 1993 – Poster Competition Award for AIDS Awareness – Maharashtra State

Art Show:

  • 2018:  Mumbai Art Fair, Mumbai, Maharashtra
  • 2018:  Group Show for cancer patients of Narayana Hrudayalaya, Bangalore 
  • 2017:  Group Show Spandan, Chitrakala Parishad, Bangalore 
  • 2016:  Group Show Fifty shades of Black and white, Venkatappa Art Gallery, Bangalore
  • 2014:  Group Show Five Dimensions, Alliance Francaise de Bangalore
  • 2010:  Group Show Trio, Venkatappa Art Gallery, Bangalore
  • 2008:  Solo show, Alliance Francaise de Bangalore 


  • 2021: Alamira online art residency-Still, life. Goa, India
  • 2021: Alamira online art residency-Mandalas for Mollem, India
  • 2018: Art camp at Shravanabelegola, Karnataka, India
  • 2017: International watercolor society, Turkey
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