Gallery 725 exhibits work by artistic prodigy


Now through Sunday, Jan. 29, Gallery 725 is exhibiting the work of Advait Kolarkar, a renowned 9-year-old contemporary artist.

Advait began painting at only 8 months of age, held his first solo exhibition at age 2 and by age 8 he had won the Global Child Prodigy Award.

His work has been exhibited in London and New York alongside modern masters, including Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse and Joan Miro. He also has the distinction of being the youngest TEDx speaker from India, as of November of 2022.

These major milestones have earned him the “prodigy artist” tag by the BBC and other international media outlets, thus making him one of the youngest artists ever to achieve this worldwide recognition.

Meet-the-artist receptions are planned for 1-4 p.m. and 6-9 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 28, and 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 29. The receptions are complimentary and open to the public, but RSVPs are highly recommended. They may be made at or by calling 904-345-9320.

For further information, go to The gallery is located at 13475 Atlantic Blvd. Suite 6 in Jacksonville. The artwork is available for acquisition at the gallery.

In addition to the aforementioned shows, Advait had a significant show in Italy and at the London Art Biennale, New York’s ArtExpo, a solo stint in Canada and India. His story is featured in the launch of Disney's largest digital destination “Reimagine Tomorrow” and his artwork was painted by a robot on a car, making history.

Advait’s work ethic and wondrous imagination have caught art lovers’ attention internationally.

His abstractions are raw and spontaneous action paintings that span varied subjects. Advait takes pleasure in branching out, evolving his art to continually find new challenges and techniques to achieve his vision on canvas. His art is organic, born from various tools, brushes and occasionally even with painted fingers, as it weaves his inspirations and thoughts in a conversational tone.

The narrative of this exhibition takes the viewer on a journey of personal growth, inspiration and the intense creativity of a prodigious artist.