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Making Paintings

24 Jan '18 6.30 pm - 8.30 pm

Image : Compass, 2017, Sudhir Patwardhan, Acrylic on Canvas, 36x80 inches

This richly illustrated talk will explore some of the different ways in which Patwardhan’s paintings are conceived, and the multiple impulses behind the making of art. An old memory, an everyday experience on the street, a strong emotion, another work of art - any of these can be the 'seeds' of creation. From impulses to methods and strategies, these processes result in a plethora of artistic styles that, nonetheless, belong to one family, one artist's oeuvre.

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Sudhir Patwardhan

Sudhir Patwardhan is a painter whose work has been exhibited widely in India and abroad in the past forty years. He is an occasional writer and lecturer on art, and also a curator who has focused on introducing new audiences to contemporary art. Two books on his work by Ranjit Hoskote have been published - 'The Complicit Observer' (2004) and 'The Crafting of Reality' (2007). A monograph in Marathi by Padmakar Kulkarni 'Chitrakar Sudhir Patwardhan' was published in 2005. Patwardhan’s works are in the permanent collection of the National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi and Mumbai; Roopankar Museum, Bhopal; Kiran Nadar Museum of Art, New Delhi; Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, USA and other public collections. He lives and works in Thane, near Mumbai.



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