Anushka Balaraj & Sumitra Natesan: Creating An Innovative Podium To Promote Digital Arts & Artists | CEOInsights Magazine
  • Anushka Balaraj & Sumitra Natesan,    Co-Founder, The Leap Gallery

    Anushka Balaraj & Sumitra Natesan, Co-Founder, The Leap Gallery

  • The famous Italian painter, engineer, and architect, Leonardo DaVinci has quoted once ‘The artist sees what others only catch a glimpse of With an artistic viewpoint that recognizes a knack for arts and the artistic sources behind it, Anushka Balaraj (Founder & CEO, The Leap Gallery) came forward with the idea of ‘The Leap Gallery’ - an innovative platform to promote creative and exclusive arts. A compulsive artist since her childhood, Anushka has been an alumnus of The Art School, owned by Rehana Chaudhary, and concluded her first live exhibition in 2018, held in The Oberoi Hotel, Bangalore. In mid-2018, Anushka shifted to Singapore where she did her IB Diploma in United World College South East Asia for two years to pursue her love for visual arts. When the pandemic struck, she came up with the idea of displaying her collection of digital art from the past two years and was quite disappointed to not find a suitable gallery that can give her collection the prominence it deserves.

  • Anushka Balaraj & Sumitra Natesan: Creating An Innovative Podium To Promote Digital Arts & Artists
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    When you delve into art, you are naturally drawn into its intricacies, looking into the fine work that goes behind creating it. Art and handicrafts are naturally mesmerizing to one's eyes and soul. The origin of Indian art can be traced to prehistoric settlements in the 3rd millennium BCE. Along the time, turning to modern times, Indian art has had cultural influences, as well as religious influences. Significantly, over the past centuries, as both art and art history have evolved radically, artists have transfigured from the classical tradition, embracing new media and aesthetic ideals. Today art is greatly influenced by creative culture. Some specific art forms, like contemporary paintings or expressionism paintings, depict a story by enlightening specific emotions, while others make a statement.

    While the era, societal beliefs, perspectives, emotional states, current events, religion and politics play a role in the art's direction, what has magnanimously overhauled the industry is its long awaited shift into technology world through venture into the online platforms. The pandemic poising a disruptive challenge in 2020 to the art world has proved to be a catalyst of change in the art industry offering new opportunities for businesses and emerging talent to help showcase their work and handicrafts.

    The appetite and market for art are at an all time peak today, as the market's continued expansion post pandemic has been breaking all records with galleries selling works across price points digitally. According to Business Research company reports Statist a, recovering from the sharp drop reported in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, while the global art market was valued at $275.58 billion in 2021 it has grown to $448.92 billion in 2022, exhibiting a CAGR of 62.9 percent. There are leaders contributing to the burgeoning of the Online Art & Gallery industry promoting the great works of the talents in the industry.

    In this issue of the CEO Insights magazine, a list of Top 10 Leaders in Online Art & Gallery - 2022' is provided to the readers to know their stories of success with which they led the organizations in the art & galley sector and also how motivating and encouraging they are for others to learn from. The listing provides detailed information about the leaders who are selected by a panel of industry veterans, CEOs, and VCs, and the CEO Insights magazine editorial board.

Top 10 Leaders in Online Art & Gallery – 2022

Company Logo Company Management Company Name Company Description
The Leap Gallery Anushka Balaraj, Co-Founder The Leap Gallery Has been receiving overwhelmingly positive feedback from the consumers and artists alike, boosting the confidence of her to venture further in this domain
Signa Design Darshana Patel, Founder Signa Design An alumnus of LS Raheja School of Architecture with over 15 years of design practice and operates out of Mumbai & Bangalore offices
Nature Works Kedar Bhide, Managing Director Nature Works A multifaceted leader who is connected to nature and dedicated his efforts to support local visual artists to promote and sell their art across the globe
Indiaart Milind Vishwas Sathe, Founder Indiaart He is actively engaged in several art projects by the way of conceptualizing innovative art practices and partnering with several artists
The Curators Art Sapna Kar, Co-Founder The Curators Art With over two decades of experience in art sales commissioning, fairs & exhibitions, she delivers carefully curated selection of artworks with the convenience of the internet, combined with a personal & humane touch
Art & Beyond Shriya Anand, Founder Art & Beyond Her key skills includes Microsoft Office, Management, Research, Microsoft Excel, icrosoft Word, Microsoft Power Point & Public Speaking
Art Alive Gallery Sunaina Anand, Director Art Alive Gallery She has spent the last two decades contributed to the development of the Indian art sector by mentoring artists and nurturing art
Artsera Varun Backliwal, Founder Artsera A passionate entrepreneur with over 10 years of experience across diverse fields such as luxury retail trade, education, skill development, career counseling and recruitment
Studio 3 Vinita Mirchandani, Founder Studio 3 An experienced professional who is skilled in contemporary art and works hard to bring out her firm to the light
Art Zolo Vishal Kumar Singhal, Founder Art Zolo Passionate about creating products, be it in a startup or a corporate environment as long as there is scope to learn, grow and create an impact

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