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           In my opinion as a seasoned artist, art college-level teacher in the 70s and early 2000s, owner and curator of Holtzman Gallery, Shorya has well surpassed Pollack’s level of art at an amazingly young age. He is always experimenting with technique, color, design, and size. He surely is filled with many old souls in order to create what he does.

- David Holtzman

           Artist Prodigy Shorya Mahanot May Just Be A Six-Year-Old Jackson Pollock.

- Huffpost

           India’s ‘Child Picasso’ puts on his goggles and takes aim at the canvas.

- The Guardian

           Jackson Pollock devotees, meet Shorya Mahanot . Like Pollock, he creates abstract expressionist paintings that channel the expressive forces of life with color and motion.

- Huffpost

           Charming, adorable, curious, playful.

- Holtzman Gallery

           Unlike Pollock, however, Mahanot is six years old. That’s right, we have another child prodigy on our hands.

- Huffpost

           Asia’s youngest abstract painter.

- The Guardian

           24 of Shorya’s paintings were recently showcased at a city hotel. And those who watched him paint were left speechless. To get him to paint before a crowd, his dad Aditya Singh Mahanot had to lure him with a toy car.

- DNA

           Like the brilliant minds and eager, tiny hands of miniature artistes before him, Mahanot didn’t let his young age prevent him from expressing himself in the brightest of colors.

- Huffpost

           Art prodigy, confident, inspired, artist.

- Holtzman Gallery

           In an interview with the Huffington Post, Mahanot explained he was inspired after watching his older sisters paint, though while they worked with figurative images, he veered toward abstraction.

- Huffpost

      Neemuch may soon be famed as the birthplace and workplace of India’s greatest contemporary artist; a south Asian Giverny ; a place as synonymous with 21st-century abstraction as New York is for pop art.

- The Guardian

           Living in Neemuch, a small town in the middle of India, Mahanot isn’t exactly in the center of the art world, but that doesn’t have any effect on his dreams.

- Huffpost

           Like a surgeon requesting a scalpel mid-operation, he demanded the biggest paintbrush be passed to him, and swept the bristles in wide strokes over the canvas. Each movement appeared deliberate but exaggerated, as if his painting were an unruly orchestra under his conduction.

- The Guardian

           He’s no different from a regular, naughty four-year-old kid. But one look at his canvases and you know that there’s more to the persona of Shorya Mahanot, from Madhya Pradesh. One of the youngest artists in India to do abstract art.

- DNA

           R K Laxman blesses child painter, gifts signed brush .

- Times of India

           When five-year-old Shorya Mahanot painted one of his masterpieces on Tuesday, the 100-odd spectators experienced just that: a subliminal washing away of the everyday drabness, giving way to a colourful vibrancy. Renowned cartoonist R K Laxman, who witnessed the painting extravaganza unspool in the precincts of his residence in Pune, later blessed .

- Times of India

           Shorya had painted with the carefree abandonment that only children can boast of, while the swarm of journalists and artists in the milieu had stood spellbound .

- Times of India

           Special felicitation ceremony organized at the cartoonist’s Pune residence on Tuesday, where Laxman not only felicitated Shorya but also gifted him an autographed painting brush. Shorya in return gifted Laxman with a vibrant painting he had created earlier.

- Times of India

           Shorya, who studies in Std I in MP, began painting at the age of three and is one of the world’s youngest abstract artists. Hitherto, Shorya has created 120 works of art, which have been appreciated by art collectors, academicians, and professional artists from across a spectrum.

- Times of India

           My father-in-law loved the way Shorya painted today. As soon as he saw him paint, he expressed wonder at Shorya’s art. He also appreciated the colour concepts that the child used in his paintings and the way he used just one brush to create a colourful masterpiece before so many spectators,” said Usha.

- Times of India

           Imagine when a kid is being compared to the ace artist and painter Picasso, won’t it make you want to look at his artwork? Shorya Mahanot a 7- year-old creates abstract expressionist paintings that group the expressive forces of nature with color and life. His inspirations were his sisters who worked more with figurative paintings, but he chose a different path and created magic on the canvas with his abstract art.

- India Times

           Shorya is a 6-year-old boy and one of the world’s youngest abstract artists. His favorite painter is Jackson Pollock, and he works with acrylics, too. Shorya has been recognized and featured in international media throughout Asia, England, Europe and the U.S.

- Canyon Creek Art Expo

           the Indian Government exiled MF Hussain, art stays on. This five-year-old prodigy, Shorya Mahanot proves to the Nation that art is a form of expression which cannot be stopped.

- Business Insider

           Painters always mesmerize but this Picasso at the age of 7 can can paint better than Picasso. You see his paintings and you wonder where it came from?

- Tadtoonew

           Doodles with a difference.

- Hindustan times

           In my opinion as a seasoned artist, art college-level teacher in the 70s and early 2000s, owner and curator of Holtzman Gallery, Shorya has well surpassed Pollack’s level of art at an amazingly young age. He is always experimenting with technique, color, design, and size. He surely is filled with many old souls in order to create what he does.

- David Holtzman