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Artworks of creepy crawlies on an Air India aircraft at Kochi Muziris Biennale by G.S. Smitha

Rajesh Kumar The creepy-crawlies are no longer just a part of the soil, all ignored and disgust upon, they are now a major part of the paintings by Smitha GS. The paintings are full of creepy crawlies and that’s what she loves. You name them, there they are, crawling of flying all over her canvas. …

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Sheher Shah’s ode to Delhi at Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2022

Rajesh Kumar Seher Shah from Karachi, Pakistan is dedicated to drawing, printmaking and sculpture. She has worked with drawing and printmaking exploring ideas in architecture and perspective drawing traditions, contested relationship between history, objects and time; and the relationship between poetry and abstraction. Through works on paper using drawings, etchings, photo gravures and woodcuts and …

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Neerja Kothari dealing with the investigation of the absurd at Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2022

In an attempt at trying to quantify an unquantifiable experience, Neerja Kothari an artist from Kolkata works around the investigation of the absurd. She completed her MFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston/Tufts University, USA. She has been awarded fellowship at the Ucross Foundation, Helene Wurlitzer Foundation, the Corporation of Yaddo, …

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Amar Chitra Katha: a modern take by Chitra Ganesh

Rajesh Kumar With an expansive body of work rooted in drawing and painting, Chitra Ganesh in her twenty year of practice has evolved to encompass animations, wall drawings, collages, computer generated imagery, video and sculpture. She’s a visual artist based in Brooklyn, New York. Her works connects histories of surrealism, mythology and cultural iconography with …

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Between reality and fantasy: The magic of the mundane on Sosa Joseph\’s canvases

Abir Pothi explores the seamless ‘everywhereness’ and dreamlike quality of Kerala-based contemporary artist Sosa Joseph Indian contemporary artist Sosa Joseph was born on December 23, 1971, in Parumala, a small village in southern Kerala, where she was raised in a house right by the river. “For us, it all began with the river. It flowed through …

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A throwback to our most-read profiles (Part 2) #ArtWorld2021 #YearEnder2021

Bringing to you our year-end series where we rewind to some of our most-read and most-viewed stories! In this article, we get you the excerpts of the profiles of Brinda Miller, Seema Kohli, Amit Ambalal, Jagannath Panda, and Veer Munshi  Brinda Miller Twenty years after it first began, one of the most well-known annual celebrations …

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