K. C. S. Paniker
13.7 x 16.7 in. / 34.8 x 42.4 cm.
Watercolour on paper pasted on mount board
This work precedes K. C. S. Paniker’s very popular Words and Symbols series, which emerged from the artist’s realisation that abstraction, a dominant art form in Euro-American avant-garde in the Fifties, was not an exclusive Western phenomenon. This Untitled watercolour, bearing mathematical symbols, Roman script, besides dabs of colours in abstract forms, seems like the initial visual ideation of the elements that would repeatedly show up in Words and Symbols series. Together, these elements suggest an association of ideas that converge into a unified work of art.
Singh, Kishore, ed., Indian Abstracts: An Absence of Form (New Delhi: DAG, 2014), p. 287
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