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    Sale 2605

    Asian Contemporary Art (Day Sale)

    25 May 2008, Hong Kong

  • Lot 380

    CHITTROVANU MAZUMDAR

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    CHITTROVANU MAZUMDAR
    (Born in 1956)
    Untitled
    signed 'C Mazumdar' on last panel (lower left)
    acrylic on canvas, in five panels
    274.5 x 91.5 cm. (108 x 36 in.); 274.5 x 91.7 cm. (108 x 36 1/8 in.); 274.5 x 91.5 cm. (108 x 36 in.); 274.5 x 91.5 cm. (108 x 36 in.) & 274.5 x 45.5 cm. (108 x 17 7/8 in.)
    Overall Dimensions: 274.5 x 411.5 cm. (108 x 162 in.)
    Painted in 2005


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    Chittrovanu Mazumdar uses style as subject matter often vacillating between the realms of naturalism and abstraction within a single work. In this painting, Mazumdar juxtaposes text and the human body against an Abstract Expressionistic backdrop. Stylistically reminiscent of David Salle and the early combines of Robert Rauschenberg, Mazumdar situates his images on the canvas with a spatial disposition attributed as much to collage as painting.

    Exhibited

    New Delhi, Bodhi Art, Chittrovanu Mazumdar (Solo show), 17 December 2005 - 7 January 2006.