16.2 x 11.5 in. / 41.1 x 29.2 cm.
Watercolour, water-soluble pencil colour and ink on paper
An early abstractionist, Ambadas created amorphous forms in his paintings that intrigued the onlooker, and left it to their discretion to decipher it. This work was made during a seminal period of the artist’s life—in 1972-73, he left the bustling, bright and hot India for good for the cooler, quieter Norway of the Aurora Borealis colours. Unlike most of his other works, this has a nebulous, central core of black bearing a weight on its head, from which dissipate indeterminate streaks of saffron, magenta, beige and black, and shimmering blue on one side.
Singh, Kishore, ed., Indian Abstracts: An Absence of Form (New Delhi: DAG, 2014), p. 73
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