25 May 2008,
Price realised HKD 1,147,500
HKD 500,000 - HKD 600,000
(Born in 1956)
Archaeology 3 - the Return
signed and dated 'Baiju Parthan; 2007' (upper left & on reverse)
acrylic on canvas
181.8 x 182 cm. (71½ x 71 5/8 in.)
Painted in 2007
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Incorporating iconic imagery and motifs taken from Indian history, Baiju Parthan attempts to rewrite and contemporise these images by overlaying a deposit of what the artist describes as 'computer code graffiti'. A botanist by training Parthan scrutinises images from the surrounding media dissecting them and then reassembling into a complete painting with a scientific accuracy. He paradoxically utilises mechanical means to create original works of art by composing his paintings on a computer screen. Once a cartoonist with the Times of India Group Publications in Mumbai, Parthan is also a scholar of comparative mythology and philosophy. These elements all greatly inform his work and his paintings possess a cohesive almost narrative quality despite their disparate origins.
Indian Art III/III: Here and Now: Young Voices from India, New Delhi, Grosvenor Vadehra, 2007, pp. 62-63.
London, Grosvenor Vadehra, Indian Art III/III: Here and Now: Young Voices from India, February-March, 2007.
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