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Benitha Perciyal, Critical Collective, Amrita Gupta Singh, raw materials, coconut, resin, wood, frankincense, raw banana fibre, minimalism, minimalist abstraction, Arte Povera

Memory, Materiality, Sediment: Benitha Perciyal

Amrita Gupta Singh, Critical Collective

August 26, 2019

An alumnus of the Government College of Arts and Crafts, Chennai, Perciyal trained in painting (BFA) and printmaking (MFA) and progressed to self-portraiture, conceptual installations, and found assemblages after she received a junior research grant to work at the Lalit Kala Studios in Chennai. Through printmaking, she discovered the qualities of surface, texture, and positive/negative space, which expanded to three dimensional work employing the corporeality of touch. Her transversal practice comes forth in her solo exhibition, Aggregate at Galerie Mirchandani + Steinruecke, Mumbai (August 8- October 15, 2019), firmly embedded in figurative and representational forms, and also exploring minimalist abstraction.

 Jackson Pollock, FN Souza, Galerie Mirchandani + Steinruecke, P. R. Satheesh FRENETIC, ARTFORUM Critics' Picks, Zeenat Nagree

ARTFORUM, Critics' Picks — P.R. Satheesh "FRENETIC"

Zeenat Nagree, ARTFORUM

November, 2019

Eyes—alert and alarmed—pop out of P. R. Satheesh's paintings. Their gazes evoke the aftermath of a tense encounter, its charge still lingering. With this focus on the ocular, and the interplay of consciousness it suggests, the differences between Satheesh's subjects—be they human, fish, or insect—seem not to matter. They all appear troubled or shocked, much like the men and women who bare their teeth in F. N. Souza's paintings, here jostling for space in dense compositions made between 2014 and 2019.

PR Satheesh, gestural abstraction, Jackson Pollock, abstract expressionism, pen and ink drawings, Indian ink on paper

Memories of a Home

Dipti Nagpaul, Indian Express

November 5, 2019

Kerala-based artist P.R. Satheesh focusses on his bond with nature throught 'abstract landscapes'

Ratheesh T., realism, oil on canvas, environmental art, Kerala, Trivandrum, Malayali, communism, rice flour, coconut

The Artist and his Backyard

Anuj Daga, ARTIndia Magazine

December, 2018

Ratheesh T.'s oils on canvas at Galerie Mirchandani + Steinruecke, Mumbai, from the 5th of September to the 20th of November, seem to defiantly guard aspects of life that come to constitute meaning and identity within his immediate community.

Life is Long, Indian Art is Cheap

Life is Long, Indian Art is Cheap

Richard C. Morais (Barron Penta Editior)

September 28, 2018

A few years ago, Henry Kaufman, the fabled economist formerly at Salomon Brothers, told me in his crusty German accent that "much in financila markets and life is comparative". 

At Home in a Gallery

At Home in a Gallery

Review, ARTIndia, The Season, March 2018

March 2018

Girish Shahane steps into Abir Karmakar's house of illusions. 

Abir Karmakar's contribution to the Kochi-Muziris Biennale in 2016 spread across the Kashi Art Gallery, a repurposed old Portuguese house not interesting enough architecturally to quality for the 'heritage' label.  

Indian Satire: Mining the traditions of the political cartoon

Indian Satire: Mining the traditions of the political cartoon

Shanay Jhaveri, frieze magazine

March 18, 2015

Having trained as a painter at Maharaja Sayajirao University’s Faculty of Fine Arts in Baroda, Rajan became one of the youngest members of the highly politicized but short-lived group, the Radical Painters and Sculptors Association. Active from 1985 to ’89, the group aggressively rejected the narrative tendency of earlier Indian artists.

Street Theatre

Street Theatre

Sanjukta Sharma, Live Mint

March 22, 2014

Everyday scenes from Kerala through the sophisticated painterly eye of Sosa Joseph

"The Common" Sosa Joseph

"The Common" Sosa Joseph

Kamala Kapoor

October 6 — November 12, 2009

While some of Kerala based Sosa Joseph’s varied art works – pastels, watercolors, oils and pencil – mine the possibilities inherent in realistic evocations, others attempt the same with evocative abstractions. One can wander through her small and large format paintings, their relatively spare images, refreshingly at odds with those loaded with frenzy or ambiguity, in what often passes for profundity in the conceptual claustrophobia of a great deal of current art practice.

International Reviews: Bhupen Khakhar

International Reviews: Bhupen Khakhar

Laurie A. Stein, ARTNews

September 1998

A master storyteller, Bhupen Khakhar is regarded in his native country and internationally as one of the most important Indian artists of the last 30 years. Although noted for a pictorial language that is deliberately hybrid—a mix of Indian folk-art traditions and modern European realism, sex and religion, modesty and flamboyance—Khakhar is most commonly lauded for pioneering a new contect for homosexuality in Indian art. 

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