14.2 x 18.0 in. / 36.1 x 45.7 cm.
Watercolour and ink on handmade paper
This early work by the New York-based Devraj Dakoji is a sunlit landscape, probably from his native Andhra Pradesh, where he grew up and studied art before shifting to the U.S. The predominance of yellow and brown alludes to the rocky terrain of the state, while the blue on the houses may be a reference to Neela Thotha or blue vitriol that is used extensively across rural India to paint the exterior of houses. Though Dakoji is primarily a printmaker, his work has always remained rooted in nature, irrespective of the medium.
Tillotson, Giles, New Found Lands: The Indian Landscape from Empire to Freedom (New Delhi: DAG, 2021), p. 165
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