V. Viswanadhan





9.7 x 9.7 in. / 24.6 x 24.6 cm.

This Untitled brush and ink work is from the start of V. Viswanadhan’s career; he had graduated from the Government School of Arts and Crafts, Madras, in 1966, and visited Paris for the first time to participate in Paris Biennale des Jeunes in 1968. Yet, his abstractionist vocabulary that would make him one of the most seminal modern Indian artists of his time, was already set, as is evident in the confident brushstrokes delineating a patterned language, inspired by the ritualistic paintings and diagrams made on the floor by his family of traditional Kalamezhuthi artists in native Kerala. Its rich colours have remained a hallmark of his career throughout.

published references

Singh, Kishore, ed., Indian Abstracts: An Absence of Form (New Delhi: DAG, 2014), p. 401
Singh, Kishore, Memory & Identity: Indian Artists Abroad (New Delhi: DAG, 2016), p. 318

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