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    Sale 7585

    South Asian Modern + Contemporary Art

    11 June 2008, South Kensington

  • Lot 44

    Chittrovanu Mazumdar (b. 1956)


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    Chittrovanu Mazumdar (b. 1956)
    signed 'C. Mazumdar' (centre right)
    oil on canvas
    71½ x 63 in. (181.6 x 160 cm.)

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    Kolkata artist Chittrovanu Mazumdar treats the conventions of modernism not as constrictive theories but as stylistic options, employing abstraction, figuration, the macabre and the jovial all in a single work.
    Mazumdar's canvases are representational of his feelings of angst and suppression in a fast paced city. Distinctive by their blaze of colour and a free-flowing application of paint, his works have the ability to seamlessly shift from abstraction to figuration and naturalism.

    In this painting, Mazumdar juxtaposes beauty with the grotesque, offering two competing images of the foot and the face of a women gazing at the viewer suggestively. Painted against a carefully rendered minimalistic background, Mazumdar situates his representative images on the canvas with a spacial disposition attributed more to collage than painting.

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