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    Sale 1975

    South Asian Modern + Contemporary Art

    20 March 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 19

    SHIBU NATESAN (B. 1966)

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    SHIBU NATESAN (B. 1966)
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    dated '2005'; signed, dated, titled and inscribed 'SHIBU NATESAN LONDON - 2005 OIL ON LINEN "SHOW TIME"' (on the reverse)
    oil on linen
    36 x 34 in. (91.4 x 86.3 cm.)
    Painted in 2005


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    Shibu Natesan's works are often distinctly 'un-Indian' in that they reflect an internationalist painting-language and do not bear obvious markers towards Indian themes or subject matter. Combining a flattened perspective with jeweled colors and a style that straddles Photorealism and Surrealism, Shibu Natesan conjures dream-like images from fragments of memories and popular culture that are multi-layered, personally symbolic and enigmatic.

    Literature

    Exhibition catalogue, Shibu Natesan, Vision Unlimited, Grosvenor Gallery, London, July 2005, p. 17 (illustrated)


    Exhibited

    London, Grosvenor Gallery, Shibu Natesan, Vision Unlimited, July 2005