12.7 x 19.2 in. / 32.3 x 48.8 cm.
Drypoint and collograph on paper
Devraj Dakoji had shifted to New York by the time he executed this dry point and collograph work on paper. He had also topped up his Baroda education with experience at Chelsea School of Arts, London, and the Tamarind Institute, New Mexico, U.S.A. Yet, it’s the native Hyderabad that he seems to recall in this work, whose central feature are primordial, gigantic rocks that can still be found on the city’s outskirts. He dreams the Telangana landscape of prehistoric times, peopled with dinosaurs and half-humans with well-built musculature of our cave-dwelling ancestors.
Sengupta, Paula, The Printed Picture: Four Centuries of Indian Printmaking, Volume II (New Delhi: DAG, 2012), unpaginated
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