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Rajan Krishnan
(1967 - 2016)

Study for Yard



Rajan Krishnan`s recent monochromatic works voice the artist`s disenchantment with urbanization and the environmental degradation that it has brought along with it. These paintings “are often, bleak, fragmentary visions of a dry, sterile landscape that seems to be an echo of a time which once buzzed with activity. `Instead of paddy, concrete and consumerist debris grow in these fields”. Once a sentimental painter of his native...

Rajan Krishnan`s recent monochromatic works voice the artist`s disenchantment with urbanization and the environmental degradation that it has brought along with it. These paintings “are often, bleak, fragmentary visions of a dry, sterile landscape that seems to be an echo of a time which once buzzed with activity. `Instead of paddy, concrete and consumerist debris grow in these fields”. Once a sentimental painter of his native Kerala`s agri-scapes, the artist`s present “hard hitting, cynicism…strives to document the sudden and overwhelming transitions occurring in his environment (that acts as a microcosm for the state of affairs in the country at large). These works make a clinical, examination, up close and unforgiving, at those `un-done landscapes` that he once held so dear” (Bodhi Art, 2006). In this work weeds have taken over the yard, and a thick, splotchy concrete wall blocks out all light and life, conveying the bleak realities of the urban landscape that the artist confronts everyday.



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  Lot 88 of 135  

SPRING AUCTION 2007
7-8 MARCH 2007

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Winning Bid
$15,123
Rs 6,50,268

(Inclusive of Buyer's Premium)


ARTWORK DETAILS

Rajan Krishnan
Study for Yard

Signed and dated in English (verso)
2006
Acrylic on canvas
72 x 60 in (182.9 x 152.4 cm)

Category: Painting
Style: Landscape


 









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