19.0 x 25.0 in. / 48.3 x 63.5 cm.
Mixed media on paper
Also known as Paris Viswanadhan, though he was not the first or the only Indian artist to make the French capital his home, the Kerala-born artist took to the city’s art scene upon arrival like fish to water. In 1971, the year this Untitled work was made, Viswanadhan won the prestigious Palette d’Or (golden palette) award at Cagnes-sur-Mer, one of the several proofs that his fledgling career was set for a long, successful haul. His rootedness is evident through warm colours—which he calls a cultural relationship in any art—and the triangular form that he considers the forme premiere.
Singh, Kishore, ed., Indian Abstracts: An Absence of Form (New Delhi: DAG, 2014), p. 404
|Art Artist Names Single||V. Viswanadhan|