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    Sale 7814

    South Asian Modern & Contemporary Art

    10 June 2009, South Kensington

  • Lot 68

    Indrapramit Roy (b. 1964)

    Rear Window

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    Indrapramit Roy (b. 1964)
    Rear Window
    signed and dated 'indrapramit '07' (lower right)
    watercolour on paper
    60 x 40 in. (152.4 x 101.6 cm.)
    Painted in 2007

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    At the literal level the motif is the urban setting,
    more like the no-mans land of the suburban
    sprawl or the anonymous orifices on a high rise
    building. I like to play with the traditional
    painting format - that of a window or an
    opening in the wall to look in and look out.

    The observed spaces often provide the
    springboard to the theater where the main
    actors are the props and the living beings are
    either yet to enter or have already left the
    stage. The all gleaming effect underscores an
    uneasy calm. In every scenario we are alone.
    Perhaps something is waiting to happen. The
    intimacy of our well lit but bleak world, full of
    inviting comforts but nowhere to truly belong.

    (In conversation with the artist, April 2009)

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