G. R. Santosh
26.0 x 29.7 in. / 66.0 x 75.4 cm.
Oil and encaustic on canvas
Much before he came to be celebrated as a significant neo-tantra artist, G. R. Santosh was an established Indian modernist. His abstracts should, however, be seen as an important precursor to his tantra works, as he experimented with archetypal and geometric shapes and colours. The forms in this Untitled work appear to be suspended in a pool in an ochre-brown colour palette, or rising from a field. The painting is from a period segueing his figurative phase with his neo-tantra one devoted almost exclusively to abstraction.
Singh, Kishore, ed., Indian Abstracts: An Absence of Form (New Delhi: DAG, 2014), p. 356
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