15.0 x 16.0 in. / 38.1 x 40.6 cm.
Watercolour wash and ink on handmade paper
Unlike his own life, in which he enjoyed a fulfilling, though short, relationship with his wife Bani whom he lost to cancer, Rabin Mondal’s take on relationships between people rarely draws on the comfort of togetherness. There appears a peaceful acceptance of the other in this work, if not an exchange. Framed in a landscape-like arrangement with dwellings, land forms and the sun, the work recalls the rhythmic quality of tribal and folk art with its flowing, repetitive lines and chessboard squares, and its tableau-like formation.
Singh, Kishore, ed., Kingdom of Exile: A Rabin Mondal Retrospective (New Delhi: DAG, 2014), p. 228
|Art Artist Names Single||Rabin Mondal|