Sachin Sanghe is a self-taught Micro Sculpture Artist hail from a village Mudugere, Gauribidanur Taluk, Karnataka. After completing his Engineering he is working in software company in Bangalore city.
ABOUT CHALKRUTHI & LEAD CARVINGS:-
It’s been 15 years since he started using pieces of chalk to create artworks in a unique way. But, it’s only in the last 4-5 years he have taken this art seriously and created intricate designs. he wanted to coin a catchy, yet apt name for my art of sculpting pieces of chalk. Then it was this, CHALKruthi - An Aakruthi (a Kannada word for Structure) made of CHALK. he also do carvings on pencil graphite lead.
He used dissection needle and other tiny sharp tools to carve intricate designs. he do carvings with bare eyes without the aid of magnifiers/lenses. It takes minimum of 6-8 hours to carve any simple CHALKruthi and may take more time depending on the complexity of the structure being carved.
- Deities like 24 Jain Teerthankaras each with “Lanchana”, Ganesha, Hanuman, Durga, Shiva, Crucifixion of Jesus, Buddha and so on
- Eminent personalities like Gandhiji, Mother Teresa, Sir. M. Vishveshwaraiah, Swami Vivekananda, Sri Shivakumara Swamiji, Sachin Tendulkar, Michael Jackson, Dr. Rajkumar, Kannada Jnanapeeth Awardees, Narendra Modi, Pranab Mukherjee, Amitabh Bachchan, Rajnikanth…
- Monuments like Hampi Stone Chariot, Taj Mahal, Historical memories like Dandi March
- Concept carvings for Mothers’ and Fathers’ Day, Independence Day, Friendship and Valentines’ Day, World Yoga Day (12 Sun Salutation Postures)
- Cartoon Characters like Donald Duck, Tom and Jerry, Aladdin and Jasmine
- Mahaveera Teerthankara, Ganesha, Indian National Emblem, Cricket World Cup, Gomateshwara, Amitabh Bachchan, Narendra Modi, Sachin Tendulkar
- Special carvings for Mothers’ Day, Fathers’ Day, Women’s Day etc.
- Orbit Live, an International Animation & Vfx Student Festival, Mumbai
- VEDH Conference, Pune
- Rolling frames short film festival, Bengaluru
- IIT Bombay’s MOOD INDIGO, Asia’s largest college cultural festival
- Taluk Kannada Sahitya Sammelana @ Gowribidanur, Karnataka
- Chitra Sante -2014, @ Chitrakala Parishat, Bangalore.
- Dr. H. N. National High School, Hossur, Gowribidanur Taluk, Karnataka
- Taluk Kannada Sahitya Sammelana @ Vidurashwatha, Gowribidanur Taluk, Karnataka.
- Kannada Rajyotsava Celebrations @ Cisco Systems, Bangalore.
- Karnataka Jain Association, Bangalore
- Hombuja Jain Math, Shivamogga
- GIMDS College, Mysore
- Kannada Sahitya Parishath, Bangalore
ACHIEVEMENTS & APPRECIATIONS:
- Gifted Chalkruthi to hon’ble President of India Sri Ram Nath Kovind at the inaugural function of Adamya Chethana’s Seva Utsava in December 2017.
- Met Hon’ble Prime Minister of India Sri Narendra Modi in his Parliament office, Delhi and gifted him 8 special miniature sculptures in Jan 2018
- Spoke at the TEDx VIT Pune – 2017
- Felicitated with Adarsha Jain Yuva Award by His Holiness Jagadguru Karmayogi Swastishri Charukeerthi Bhattaraka Mahaswamiji in National Jain Youth Conference – 2017 held at Shravanabelagola, Karnataka.
- Met Bharata Ratna Sachin Tendulkar on May 1st 2013 in Hyderabad and gifted him Few CHALKruthis (One carving of himself holding World Cup, a hundredth 100 special carving of himself and Lord Ganesha). He was amazed at the carvings and appreciated the efforts.
- Amitabh Bachchan wondered on seeing his face carved on a piece of chalk and on pencil tip on twitter and appreciated my work, shared the pic of the carving on his twitter and Facebook accounts and to top all of these, I’m honored to be followed by him on twitter.
- Presented portrait carvings to outgoing and incoming CEOs of Cisco Systems, John Chambers and Chuck Robbins @ a high-level farewell event @ Cisco, Bengaluru.
- Portrait Chalkruthi was presented to hon’ble President Sri Pranab Mukherjee and Hon’ble Lokasabha Speaker Smt. Sumitra Mahajan @ Adamya Chetana Utsav - 2016 in Bengaluru
- Presented Chalkruthis to Sri Ananth Kumar, Hon’ble Union Minister for Parliamentary Affairs, Chemical and Fertilizers
- Siddharamaiah, the Chief Minister of Karanataka has appreciated the intricate details in the carvings.
- “Brilliant work, amazing attention to details” – Compliments from Smt. Smriti Irani, Union Cabinet Minister of Textiles and Information & Broadcasting, on ‘Modi with his mother’ Chalkruthi!
- Was a guest Speaker @ VEDH Conference 2015, Pune
- ‘Star of the Month – October 2016’ at MTV presents Nescafe Labs.
- Felicitated @ Taluk KANNADA RAJYOTSAVA (Karnataka state formation day) celebrations in Gowribidanur by Sri N. H. Shivashankara Reddy, Member of Legislative Assembly and Deputy Speaker of Karnataka Legislative assembly.
- Popular Kannada Limerick Poet H. Dundiraj, National award-winning film directors Girish Kasaravalli, T S Nagabharana and P. Sheshadri have appreciated the efforts.
- Top directors from Kannada Film Industry Yogaraj Bhat, B. Suresha, Anup Bhandari, Prakash Belavadi have admired the intricate work.
EDUCATION & PROFESSION:
- Bachelor of Engineering in Electronics and communication from Visveswaraya Technological University, Belagavi, from 2006-10.
- Software Engineer @ Cisco Systems India Pvt. Ltd, Bengaluru
Sachin Sanghe. M. J.
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