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Shibu Natesan
Approach


A bound lion strung upside down as a tortoise makes its way across the floor beneath, makes for a surreal scene. Upon closer inspection, the seemingly realistic rendition belies the unnerving realisation that the lion's limbs, torso and the expression on his face are modelled on a human. There is the suggestion of the materials of sado-masochism in the black ribbons that tie the lion's paws. Shibu Natesan's work creates tension through the...



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SUMMER ONLINE AUCTION
6-7 JUNE 2017

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Shibu Natesan
Approach
Signed and dated 'Shibu Natesan 05'; signed in Malayalam and inscribed '"APPROACH"' (on the reverse)
2005
Oil on linen
37.5 x 39.25 in (95.5 x 100 cm)

PROVENANCE:
Saffronart, 11-12 March 2009, lot 9
Property from an Important Private Collection, Singapore

EXHIBITED:
Paths of Progression: An Exhibition of Paintings by 12 Contemporary Artists, New Delhi: Bodhi Art, 21 August - 15 September 2005; Mumbai: Saffronart, 26 August - 5 September 2005; New York: Saffronart, 21 September - 5 October 2005; Singapore: Singapore Tyler Print Institute (STPI), 22 October - 5 November 2005

PUBLISHED:
Peter Nagy, Paths of Progression: An Exhibition of Paintings by 12 Contemporary Artists, Mumbai: Saffronart, 2005 (illustrated, unpaginated)

Category: Painting
Style: Figurative


 









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