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#Throwback2022: As an artist, I am not subservient to anybody – Krishen Khanna Part 1

By Vandana Shukla The centrality of visual art is governed by geometrical considerations. But it is the discovery made in the process that underlines its longevity. Krishen Khanna, a self-taught artist, has been engaged in making these discoveries through his entire span of life. His art has come to be celebrated globally for the fresh …

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As an artist, I am not subservient to anybody – Krishen Khanna Part 1

By Vandana Shukla The centrality of visual art is governed by geometrical considerations. But it is the discovery made in the process that underlines its longevity. Krishen Khanna, a self-taught artist, has been engaged in making these discoveries through his entire span of life. His art has come to be celebrated globally for the fresh …

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Art that makes change: Depicting grief, struggle, rebellion, and pollution this week

Ravi Chaurasiya: Tackling contemporary planetary themes to evoke humanity Key social issues are tackled in the works of artist Ravi Chaurasiya, creating an instant sense of relatability and urgency for the observer. The artist enjoys working with varied surfaces and materials, bringing experimentation and play into his art. He has worked with varied raw materials, …

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Abstracts, surrealism, realism, satire and humour — this week’s chosen artists for you

Animesh Mahata: When art is a communication of humour, pathos A heightened awareness that allows him to keep track of what is happening in society gives artist Animesh Mahata more context to formulate sculpting, and to develop a unique visual language. For him, art is a form of communication with the outer world, and puts …

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From the innocence of childhood to futuristic surveillance art

Jigna Gaudana: Innocence of childhood finds depiction Jigna Gaudana is frank that her childhood memories reflect in her pieces, speaking about emotions like loss, contemplation, anxiety, desire, and more, usually depicted in the lap (sometimes literally) of nature. However, on a deeper note, she adds that the images are also a symbolic reflection of her …

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