30.0 x 24.0 in. / 76.2 x 61.0 cm.
Oil and acrylic on canvas board
India’s closed economy in the 1980s had shut it off from many of the developments in the West that were aimed at taking the drudgery out of housework. One of these was an electrical gadget called a curd-maker. Amit Ambalal heard about this wonderful device from friends and wondered what it would look like. The imaginary gadget in this painting spoofs what it probably resembled—Ambalal never having seen one till this point—and he painted himself along with his wife Raksha listening to their artist friend, the white-haired painter Bhupen Khakhar, extol its imaginary virtues.
Home is a Place: Interiority in Indian Art (New Delhi: DAG, 2021), p. 181
|Art Artist Names Single||Amit Ambalal|