The M.E.C. Gallery (founded 1991- Feb) is a name that could boost of familiarity with a large number of art-lovers, collectors, and of course the major, midding and the younger artists of the country. For it has, from its very inception, efforted to bring the aesthetically inclined people of the capital close to the contemporary Indian Art, be it exhibitions of painting, water-colours, sculpture or graphics in its Khan market premises, in New Delhi.
It is true that in the beginning, that is, in the year 1991 and 1992, the M.E.C. management tried to introduce more of the younger artists to its audience both painters as well as the water colourists- and build up a line of gallery adherents on a long-term basis. The response in this regard was good both from the artists as well as the audience-art lovers and collectors- as the effort brought good art to the art-lovers and art collectors at very reasonable prices. Those who had their new houses built and were oriented to Indian art on the aesthetic plane, got a landscape, a figureative work or an abstract one to decorate their living or drawing rooms at a price they could not grudge (in fact they were rather happy to possess a good Indian work at a very discounted price).