T. V. SANTHOSH (B. 1968)
signed, dated and inscribed 'T.V.SANTHOSH - 2008 OIL ON CANVAS SIZE: 4' X 6'' (on the reverse)
oil on canvas
48 x 72 in. (122 x 183 cm.)
Painted in 2008
Zich, Avanthay Contemporary, A Room to Pray, August - October 2008

Lot Essay

TV Santhosh's untiring search for an understanding of the state of world politics, war and media is expressed most effectively by this painting. In his unique, signature style, Santhosh creates a powerful image of the horrors of war. Choosing photographic imagery as his base, he solarizes the images creating works which conjure the style of an x-ray or film negative. As certain elements get deleted and become unrecognizable, they reveal an event's hidden implications. In the process, the elements of 'local' lose their specificity, attaining instead a universal significance.

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