Anand Viresh Kamdar was born in Mumbai, India in 1988. Having grown up in the city which is called to be ‘the city of talents’, his love for ‘Art’ grew enormously. Throughout his life, Anand has always been fascinated by the world and the various associations/relations in the context of Art. Naturally, he was drawn towards Art. The interest was cultivated during his teenage years when he joined Vikrant Karia Institute of Art, Mumbai, India where he pursued his training in Applied Art and further developed when he opted to take his Bachelors Degree in Applied Art from Sir J. J. Institute of Applied Art, Mumbai, India.
After completing his Bachelors and Masters Degree as well, Anand delved even more into his Art practise, which involved study of Graphic Design and Typography, Lettering & Calligraphy as the subjects of his specialization together with other subjects of Fine Art. The works of Anand talk about his diversity & his ‘all rounder’ ability/talent on various fields viz: Graphic Design, Typography/Type Design, Lettering, Calligraphy, Pencil sketching, Charcoal painting, Oil painting etc. He uses the simple practise of burying his natural complete self into his work in order to voice the natural self out to the world. It is as simple as collaboration between the natural artist and the natural world. Anand cherishes this connection with natural world. He feels that the artistic exchange between the world and the artist opens up many opportunities.
Anand has also trained as a teacher. He teaches 5 to 40year olds and even above in order to help them foster the same enthusiasm that he has for Art, helping the aspiring students/candidates to learn Art as a hobby as well as a career. He has also conducted many workshops based on the subject of Calligraphy for students in school as well as college level.
Working as a Fine Artist too, Anand has also given his paintings on display at art galleries that have been ‘Abstract’ in nature. His works are purely based on ‘Abstract Expressionism’ handled with sponge and ink on paper. He has been associated with organizations related to Type Design and Calligraphy like Aksharaya located in Mumbai, India. He has also done a paper presentation on Type Design/Typography at the International Typography Day 2011 held at Ahmedabad, India.
He is also working as a Visiting Lecturer at various design institutes in Mumbai like Silica Design Institute and others, training students seeking Commercial Art, Fine Art, Architecture, Interior Design, Fashion Design etc. as their career. Also he is successfully working as a Freelance Graphic Designer dealing with clients of varied nature/business across Mumbai.