7.7 x 6.2 in. / 19.6 x 15.7 cm.
Ink on paper
On a six-month fellowship in Germany in 1989, Amitava made ink drawings with fountain pen in various colours, forming an introspective series, which he describes as ‘stream of unconsciousness, the opposite of William James’s stream of consciousness’. He chose to do these studies of heads—of which this work is an example—in side profile to depict their usualness. Here, he brings his reductive minimalism into play, bringing into focus what he considers essential, shorn of any unnecessary symbols or decorative aestheticism.
Singh, Kishore, ed., Manifestations IX | 75 Artists, 20th Century Indian Art (New Delhi: DAG, 2013), p. 34
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