23.0 x 18.0 in. / 58.4 x 45.7 cm.
Acrylic and ink on paper
Prokash Karmakar used distortion and disjointedness to create a visual vocabulary that has remained unique in the annals of Indian modernism. This was particularly relevant in transcribing a language of violence against society, or objectification of women, subjects the artist found himself drawn to. In this Untitled work, the two figures represent different thought processes with the male seeming to have more power and control over the woman. The woman, then, helplessly waits for the male figure to turn his gaze on her.
Singh, Kishore, ed., The Naked & The Nude: The Body in Modern Indian Art (New Delhi: DAG, 2015), p. 251
|Art Artist Names Single||Prokash Karmakar|