Bishamber Khanna



10.7 x 8.0 in. / 27.2 x 20.3 cm.


Enamel on metal

An active member of the Delhi Silpi Chakra, Bishamber Khanna dabbled in several mediums to evolve as one of Indian modern art's foremost painters. He was one of the few artists in India who practiced enamelling, a technique used mainly to embellish jewellery, and to which he brought artistic finesse. His unique works are explorations of abstraction, creating interesting forms while dwelling on esoteric concepts through symbology. The difficult process belies the smooth surface of the compositions that are both, powerful and serene.

published references

Singh, Kishore, ed., Indian Abstracts: An Absence of Form (New Delhi: DAG, 2014), p. 214
Singh, Kishore, ed., A Visual History of Indian Modern Art, Volume VII: Alternate Sensibilities (New Delhi: DAG, 2015), p. 1346

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