22.5 x 14.5 in. / 57.2 x 36.8 cm.
Oil on oil paper
Rabin Mondal arrived at his distinct primitivist figuration, as evident in this work titled Deity, as a response to all the socio-political upheavals that he was witness to while growing up in turbulent Calcutta. A sensitive child who was confined to bed for long due to an injury, he internalised the chaos of the society—including man’s injustice towards fellow human beings—and expressed it through his highly individuated pictorial language. He subverted the classical canons of harmony and beauty to present exalted beings, including deities, in their raw form, which this work bears out.
|Art Artist Names Single||Rabin Mondal|