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READING PAINT 2012

Babu Xavier,Chandra Bhattacharjee,Chintan Upadhyay,Jayasri Burman,Paritosh Sen,Prajakta Potnis Ponmany,Rirkrit Tiravanija,Sunil Das,T M Azis
01 Nov 2012 to 31 Dec 2012


Babu Xavier


Born in Kerala in 1960. Babu Xavier is a self-taught artist. He has held 15 solo exhibitions including two in Basel and Copenhagen. He has participated in the International Triennale of Art, New Delhi in 1986, the Biennale at Bharat Bhavan, Bhopal in 1988 and 1994 and the Centenary Exhibition of the Bombay Arts Society in 1989. Babu Xavier lives and works in Trivandrum.
 
Painting by : Babu Xavier / Goldsmith Goldsmith
40"X40"
2006

Id: BX-05

 
Painting by : Babu Xavier / Emotional Emotional
Acrylic on canvas
24"X24"
2006
Id: BX-04

 
Painting by : Babu Xavier / Missing My Reds Missing My Reds
Acrylic On Canvas
36"X48"
2006
Id: BX-01

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Chandra Bhattacharjee


Chandra Bhattacharjee Chandra Bhattacharjee, born in 1961, studied at the Indian College of Art and Draftsmanship, Kolkata. He received a gold medal from Rabindra Bharati University, Kolkata, in 1986. Bhattacharjee’s compositions are influenced by rural and tribal themes, because of his associations with tribal communities like the ’Santhal’ tribe of Kolkata. The textural quality of his paintings is strongly reminiscent of the traditional mud walls of these villages. He has held several group as well as solo exhibitions of his works in Delhi, Mumbai and Kolkata, as well as International exhibitions in South Korea, Singapore, Tokyo, Toronto and New York. His collections are held in Chandigarh Museum; Park Sheraton; Chennai Essar Group; Indian Oil; Citibank; Hoechst India and other private and corporate collections in India and abroad. Chandra Bhattacharjee lives and works in Kolkata.
 
Painting by : Chandra Bhattacharjee / Untitled Untitled
Acrylic on Canvas
24"X20"
2004

Id: CB-01

 
Painting by : Chandra Bhattacharjee / Untitled Untitled
Acrylic on Printed Paper
6"X4"
2001
Id: CB-02

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Painting by : Chandra Bhattacharjee / Untitled Untitled
Acrylic on Paper
7"x 7"
2004
Id: CB-03

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Painting by : Chandra Bhattacharjee / Untitled Untitled
Acrylic On Paper
7" x 7"
2006
Id: CB-04

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Painting by : Chandra Bhattacharjee / Untitled Untitled
Acrylic on Paper
7" x 7"
2004
Id: CB-05

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Painting by : Chandra Bhattacharjee / Untitled Untitled
Acrylic on Paper
7" x 7"
2005
Id: CB-06

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Painting by : Chandra Bhattacharjee / Untitled Untitled
Mixed Media on Paper
9" x 7"
2001
Id: CB-07

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Painting by : Chandra Bhattacharjee / Untitled Untitled
Acrylic on Paper
13" x 9.5"
2005
Id: CB-08

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Chintan Upadhyay


Chintan Upadhyay’s paintings and 3D works have a streamlined perfection that signifies mechanical reproduction. Colors can be garish and while his artworks often appear playful they nevertheless have disturbing undercurrents. The artist focuses on particular motifs, most recently the image of babies, and includes fragmented references to local Indian culture. The affect is typically one of a brash visual overload, like advertising imagery that makes explicit an otherwise implicit vulgarity.

Upadhyay is concerned with the nature of the designed: contemporary technologies of replication. The image of the baby or infant is an appropriate symbol. It can represent innocence and is understood as typifying the natural. In Upadhyay’s terms, both these states have become obsolete in our age of globalized values and because of a pervasive sense of the simulacral. In a word, we are divorced from the realm of the real or authentic. Upadhyay renders aspects of Rajasthani miniature paintings as tattoos on some of the figures he paints to suggest history and identity are markers that are consciously worn. That is, cultural and social understandings are claimed as not emerging inevitably or naturally.

Upadhyay’s art, however, is not one of a crisis of contemporary values. And he is certainly not concerned with nostalgia for more authentic times. Rather, and like much of the best of international contemporary art, his artworks serve a critical prompt about the world we live in.



 
Painting by : Chintan Upadhyay / Visarjan Visarjan
Oil and Acrylic on canvas
274 x 92 cm(9 x 3 ft)
triptych
2008


Id: CU-02

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Jayasri Burman


Born in the year 1960 at Calcutta, Jayasri graduated in Fine Arts from the Kala Bhavan, Santiniketan and Visual College of Art, Calcutta. The imagery in Jayasri Burmans work has a dream-like and lyrical quality with a unique sensitivity which, although inspired by the Indian folk element, retains a quality of refreshing candour and reflective honesty, that is as original as it is endearing. She manages very successfully to weave the decorative and design element of the folk idiom into the intricate patterns of her canvas, without losing the natural charm and naivete of her work, which is uniquely her own.


 
Painting by : Jayasri Burman / Untitled Untitled
Watercolour On Paper
Size:9” X 9”
2003

Id: JB-04

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Painting by : Jayasri Burman / The Vase The Vase
Watercolour On Paper
Size:10” X 12.5”
1984

Id: JB-01

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Painting by : Jayasri Burman / Back side sketch with signature of artist Back side sketch with signature of artist

Id: JB-01

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Paritosh Sen


Paritosh Sen has a Diploma in Fine Arts from the Government College of Arts and Crafts, Chennai. His drawings and paintings are noted for their strong lines and bold, stylised strokes. In 1949, he left for Paris to study further, attending, among other institutes, the Ecole des Beaux Arts. He received a Fellowship for 1970-71 from the John D. Rockefeller III Fund. His works have been exhibited in India and internationally, in Paris, London, Germany, Tokyo and in the US. Paritosh Sen lives and works in Kolkata.
 
Painting by : Paritosh Sen / Untitled Untitled
Acrylic on Canvas
12" X 12"
2007
Id: PS-05

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Prajakta Potnis Ponmany


Prajakta Potnis Ponmany born in 1980,has a B.F.A and M.F.A in Painting from Sir J.J School of Arts, Mumbai. Prajakta Potnis Ponmany creates simple and charismatic fantasies out of mundane things from daily life through her paintings.

She has been the recipient of numerous awards and scholarships, including the Cum. Dallas Award from the Arts Society of India, Mumbai (1997), the Camlin Award, Sir J.J School of Arts, Mumbai (2002) and the INLAKS scholarship (2004-2005).

The artist lives and works in Mumbai.

 
    
 
Painting by : Prajakta Potnis Ponmany / Membrane 1 Membrane 1
Acrylic and Dry pastel on paper
34" x 42"
2007
Id: PP-04

Rirkrit Tiravanija


Born in Buenos Aires in 1961 and living most of his life in New York, Tiravanija is of Thai origin and in his early works he often used the skills he learned from his grand-mother, a cook. His work - preparing Thai meals for gallery visitors - in a sense became a low-key interactive performances including all involved to socially engage in everyday tasks. His installations often take the form of stages or rooms for sharing meals, cooking, reading, playing music or even living and they can be seen as open-ended social experiments in which the artist as much as the public is testing the borders of the work. Rirkrit Tiravanija is in a subtle way contesting and questioning the structure of the institution while at the same time working within it. Architecture or structures for living and socializing are a core element in his work, which forms the sculptural structures he exhibits.

Tiravanija has exhibited at the Guggenheim Museum. Tiravanija`s artwork explores the social role of the artist. His work is said to be typical of contemporary expression emerging in the mid-1990s sometimes referred to as "relational aesthetics", a term invented by French art critic Nicolas Bourriaud, or simply "social art". Tiravanija`s art is indeed highly social and often dependent on the visitors input to function and come alive.


 
Painting by : Rirkrit Tiravanija / 2008 untitled(Miss Understanding) 2008 untitled(Miss Understanding)
130 x 91cm(51 x 36 inch)
edition 1 of 3
photography T-shirt & performance


Id: RT-01

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Sunil Das


Living and working in Kolkata, Sunil Das was born in 1939. Having studied at the Government College of Arts and Crafts, Kolkata, in 1960, he won a French Government Scholarship to the Ecole National des Beaux Arts. He has over fifty solo shows to his credit and has participated in several exhibitions in India and abroad. His work has been included in the Biennales of Paris, Dacca, Tokyo. He has served as commissioner to the Sao Paulo Biennale and was a member of the jury of the Prix des Etrangeres, Paris
 
Painting by : Sunil Das / Untitled Untitled
Charcoal on Paper
32" X 28"
1970
Id: SD-01

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T M Azis


Originally from Kerala, T.M. Azis is known to create human figures interacting with the other elements in a painting. Figures or objects performing as symbols spinning around allegories as conceived by the artist. He creates paintings, which record what might be ordinary, everyday occurrences, contemplated by him. A certain insight into behavioral thought, we realise that there is a world different from what see – the world that exists in our minds. It is interesting to note that there are no decisive tactics, no fixed strategies in his work. Azis allows himself to be influenced by places around him and situations that he encounters.
 
Painting by : T M Azis / Name Not Known Name Not Known
Watercolour on paper
22" x 30"
2006
Id: TMA-13

 
Painting by : T M Azis / Untitled Untitled
8"x11" 1996
Id: TMA-01

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Painting by : T M Azis / Untitled Untitled
8"x11" 1997
Id: TMA-02

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Painting by : T M Azis / Untitled Untitled
8"x11" 1996
Id: TMA-03

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Painting by : T M Azis / Untitled Untitled
8"x11" 1995
Id: TMA-04

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Painting by : T M Azis / untitled untitled
10"x15" 1995
Id: TMA-05

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Painting by : T M Azis / Untitled Untitled
8"x11" 1997
Id: TMA-06

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Painting by : T M Azis / Untitled Untitled
Oil on Canvas
18" x 36"
2004
Id: TMA-12

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Painting by : T M Azis / Untitled Untitled
Watercolour on paper
22" x 30"
2007
Id: TMA-59

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