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Krishen Khanna

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69.0 x 69.0 in. / 175.3 x 175.3 cm.


Oil on canvas

Mein Aur Mere Andar translates into ‘I and Inside Me’, which in Jai Zharotia’s case, is an exact pointer to a big body of his work. Throughout his career, his quest remained to explore the duality of existence, to process the reality which is not exactly what it appears. In this case, this quest makes the artist turn the subject inwards and look at what lies inside: is it different from what is portrayed outside? From what appears in the artwork, the veneer is different from the core. In this work, Zharotia emphasised the duality without passing judgment on the right or wrong of it.

published references

Sinha, Gayatri, Krishen Khanna: A Critical Biography (New Delhi: Vadehra Art Gallery, 2001), unpaginated
Singh, Kishore, ed., Masterpieces of Indian Modern Art, Edition II (New Delhi: DAG, 2017), p. 313
Singh, Kishore, ed., India's Rockefeller Artists: An Indo-US Cultural Saga (New Delhi: DAG, 2017), pp. 82-83
Singh, Kishore, ed., Iconic Masterpieces of Indian Modern Art, Volume II (New Delhi: DAG, 2021), p. 604

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