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The Guardian

India's ' child Picasso' puts on his goggles and takes aim at the canvas

The Guardian

Asia's youngest abstract painter 3 July ,2012

David Holtzman

"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."

The Guardian

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

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.

Huffingtonpost

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

Huffingtonpost

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

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Check out some of our favorites in the slideshow below and let us know if you think this is genius at work

DNA India

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 India

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.

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 Jun 20, 2012, 03:24 IST

Times Of India

special felicitation ceremony organised 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 panting he had created earlier. Jun 20, 2012, 03:24 IST

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. Jun 20, 2012, 03:24 IST

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. Jun 20, 2012, 03:24 IST

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. Jun 20, 2012, 03:24 IST

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.

Canyon Creek Art Expo

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. January 26, 2014

Bussiness Insider

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

India Infoline News Service

POGO Amazing Kids Awards (PAKA) 2012 is back to felicitate India’s most talented kids for the ninth consecutive year. PAKA, India’s first kids’ television awards ceremony, upholds the channel’s tradition of discovering, recognizing and celebrating, the amazingly talented kids across India across various categories including dance, music, sports, social service, etc.

India Infoline News Service

This year’s 8 winners, selected from over thousands of entries, are par excellent in their respective fields and were felicitated on November 16, 2012 by Monica Tata, General Manager, Entertainment Networks, South Asia, Turner International India Pvt. Ltd., Krishna Desai, Director, Content, South Asia, Turner International India and superhero Chhota Bheem in Mumbai.

India Infoline

Catch the success stories of these amazing kids across India from January 1, 2013 onwards only on POGO!

Buzzfeed

Shorya Mahanot: Little Picasso.

NDTV

Shorya Mahanot was commissioned to produce his first solo exhibition at Mumbai's Taj Mahal Palace Hotel when he was 4-years-old. Now, he's nine-years-old, and is going to teach Ranveer Singh and Sourav Ganguly how to paint.

Hindustan Times

Doodles with a difference

Hindustan Times

A six-year-old from Madhya Pradesh is making a mark in the art world, with some of his abstract canvases recently displayed in New York.

Yahoo

You must have heard of India’s ‘Child Picasso’. Shorya Mahanot is the youngest genius painter from Madhya Pradesh. Aged 7, he has been painting since the last 3 years. Known for his mind-boggling abstract paintings, the little one is making waves on many art platforms and was also accepted as disciple by the great cartoonist, RK Laxman.

Silicon India

The little wonder-kid made it to the headlines at the age of 5 years. Based out of Neemuch, a small town in Madhya Pradesh, Shorya Mahanot took the world by surprise with his impressive abstract painting. The flair with which he paints can outdo any renowned painter or artist. His abstract expressionist paintings speak for themselves and even amazed the great Indian cartoonist R K Laxman who accepted Mahanot as his disciple. This brilliant mind is thus dubbed as ‘Child Picasso’.

Means Of The False

Yellow Magic – Shorya Mahanot This piece of art is like a sharp version of Kandinsky meets Pollock. And best of all, it was made by a four-year-old. In a blink of an eye, I would hang in my home any of the pieces of art that are on his website – I had such a difficult time picking one to post. Abstract and emotional. Colorful and cathartic. And just plain beautiful. I urge you to check out his website (well, I don’t think he made it, that’s just too much talent for one kid) and try not to feel too bad about your own boring childhood (or not).

Buzzfeed

Asian Child Prodigies Who Will Make You Realise You're Utterly Useless

Kalam Fan Club

Shorya Mahanot – India’s ‘child Picasso’ is World’s Youngest Abstract Artist Shorya Mahanot is one perfect living example of what Picasso remarked about children. A ‘wunderkind,’ like Picasso and Wang Ximeng who were also involved in the artistic pursuits from early childhood, Shorya Mahanot is an exceptional child Maestro. Started painting from the age of 4, Shorya is known as one of the youngest to pick up the brush.

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Apart from his artistic feats, Shorya also does philanthropy works like auctioning some of his works for various children’s charities.

Rehs

Contemporary abstract artists watch out! Shorya Mahanot is creating works that are easily mistakable for a Jackson Pollock….and he is only 6!

Book Of Achievers

Picasso at 10 has earned a whopping dollar 40,000 by selling his paintings internationally.

Book Of Achievers

Neemuch, Madhya Pradesh boy’s Abstract Art is much Sought after globally. This happened when he showcased some of his Art along-side some well know artists like Yaacov Agam and Burt Young. The Artist community was overwhelmed by this young talent and the boy made some quick bucks.

Kalam Fan Club

Addressing ideas and emotions of the deepest level, Shorya Mahanot continues to astonish people’s minds world over with his masterful expressionist paintings. With a signature style of his own, this little boy has earned a name for himself. Still focused and passionate in fine arts, Shorya is evolving his creative process and methods, experimenting with colors, techniques, and size. This child prodigy has everything in him to be one the greatest artist from India and to take his position among the likes of Pollock and other eminent abstractionists.

Neha Mistry

Shorya’s first solo exhibition was held at Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai when he was 4! Hindustan Times declared Shorya as India’s youngest child artist. Shorya’s video on YouTube titled ‘Child abstract artist’ gets prominent views.