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Lot 124
Surendran Nair
(1956)

Corollary Mythologies - Self Portrait as an Ostrich Sleeping Whilst its Raining Incessantly



"In the body of his work titled 'Corollary Mythologies', Nair weaves together visual strands from both Indian and Western art as well as mythology to create new and idiosyncratic icons. By intentionally leaving the works open to interpretation from multiple viewpoints, he nurtures a dialogue on crucial issues concerning the community and the individual." (www.saffronart.com)
In this painting, Nair has humourously...

"In the body of his work titled 'Corollary Mythologies', Nair weaves together visual strands from both Indian and Western art as well as mythology to create new and idiosyncratic icons. By intentionally leaving the works open to interpretation from multiple viewpoints, he nurtures a dialogue on crucial issues concerning the community and the individual." (www.saffronart.com)
In this painting, Nair has humourously included himself within the frames in the guise of the proverbial ostrich, only to happy to bury his head in the sand. As tiny images depicting war and conflict whiz past his sleeping body, in the form of rain, the painting is a tongue in cheek comment on the blind eye human beings turn to unpleasant aspects of socio-political realities.



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  Lot 124 of 145  

AUCTION 2004 (DECEMBER)
30 NOVEMBER-2 DECEMBER 2004

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Winning Bid
$9,406
Rs 4,23,281

(Inclusive of Buyer's Premium)


ARTWORK DETAILS

Surendran Nair
Corollary Mythologies - Self Portrait as an Ostrich Sleeping Whilst its Raining Incessantly

Signed and dated in English (reverse)
1997
Oil on canvas
48 x 30 in (121.9 x 76.2 cm)

Category: Painting
Style: Figurative


 









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