The Work of Art: Iteration in Multiples,
Fragments and Reflection - Part III
The Guild presents the third iteration of The
Work of Art: Iteration in Multiples, Fragments and Reflection,
presenting a rare collection of Prints and Multiples by artists K. G.
Subramanyan, A. Balasubramaniam, M. F. Husain, A. Ramachandran, Jeram Patel,
Sakti Burman, Akbar Padamsee, Sudhir Patwardhan, Thota Vaikuntam, Gieve
Patel, Amit Ambalal, Sunil Das, Prabhakar Kolte, Baiju Parthan.
These works are from diverse portfolios and different time periods. With the
advent of computers and popularisation thereof for everyday work in mid to
Padamsee embraced new technologiesí
design potential. He took to learning and playing with the new technology
and produced new graphic designs, which he called
These are dynamic, swirling abstract forms unmatched for their sheer
brilliance of colour and movement.
Some of the Prints in this exhibition are from the portfolio
Society of Visual Art and Design, Santiniketan
from the year 2003. Included from this portfolio are the works of
Gieve Patel, Sunil Das,
K. G. Subramanyan and Prabhakar Kolte.
A portfolio of 12 Prints ĎPlatographsí
titled Encounters in Time,
by Sudhir Patwardhan,
were first exhibited at Kochi Muziris
These were developed from his earlier drawings, and form a great collection
of portraits; intriguing, evocative of silence, mystery and pathos.
has taken a number of same etchings and painted them in different shades of
watercolours. A. Balasubramaniamís
early etchings of late 1990s are intensely detailed and carry ambiguous
titles like Archi elements, C. W., C. S. I.,
early etchings in monochrome are portraits of native people of Telangana.
These etchings are rare and noteworthy for their use of line and
serigraph has the warmth of a late afternoon on a winterís day.
serigraphs were developed from the sketches he would make of the landscape
and Bhilís of the area surrounding Udaipur. His engagement with the
landscape and the people of these villages around Udaipur has been a
etching titled Engineered Fruit
was produced at The Guild, Prints and Multiples workshop during 2005.
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