22.0 x 20.0 in. / 55.9 x 50.8 cm.
Oil pastel on tinted paper
Devayani Krishna, like most Indian artists, entered the realm of abstraction through the path of spirituality and religious philosophy. A strong departure from her landscapes and figurative works made earlier while travelling through the Himalayas with artist-husband Kanwal Krishna, this work, like most of her abstracts, has a gloomy palette. It is more painterly than structured, unlike the works of many of her contemporaries practising spiritual abstraction. The title alludes to the labyrinths of heart or mind after a devastating experience, depicted through shards of emotions spread all across the sheet, with rushed lines implying forces behind such devastation.
Singh, Kishore, ed., Indian Abstracts: An Absence of Form (New Delhi: DAG, 2014), p. 227
|Art Artist Names Single||Devayani Krishna|