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Born in 1956 in Onkkoor, Kerala, Surendran Nair did his BFA (Painting) from College of Fine Arts, Kerala in 1982 and Post Diploma (Printmaking) from M.S.U. Baroda four years later.

The artist, well known internationally, uses a mixture of traditional and contemporary imagery, including cinema posters and political graffiti, in his work. His paintings can be, in turn, mischievous, ironic and quizzical as they inject a gentle...



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  Lot 2 of 47  

CONTEMPORARY INDIAN ART: A SELECTION FROM THE AMAYA COLLECTION
4-5 DECEMBER 2018

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$6,957
Rs 4,80,000

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ARTWORK DETAILS

Surendran Nair

a) Merman Play
Signed and dated 'Surendran 99' (lower right), inscribed ''MERMAN PLAY'' (lower left)
1999
Watercolour on paper
21.5 x 29.5 in (54.9 x 74.7 cm)
EXHIBITED
Horn Please: Narratives in Contemporary Indian Art, Bern: Kunstmuseum Bern, 21 September 2007 - 6 January 2008

PUBLISHED
Bernhard Fibicher, Suman Gopinath eds., Horn Please: Narratives in Contemporary Indian Art, Ostfildern: Hatje Cantz Verlag, 2007, p. 155 (illustrated)


b) The Mortal Wound of Chiron the Centaur
Signed 'Surendran' (lower right), inscribed 'The Mortal Wound of Chiron the Centaur' (lower left)
Watercolour on paper
21.75 x 29.25 in (55 x 74.6 cm)
EXHIBITED
Horn Please: Narratives in Contemporary Indian Art, Bern: Kunstmuseum Bern, 21 September 2007 - 6 January 2008

PUBLISHED
Ranjit Hoskote ed., Itinerant Mythologies: Surendran Nair, Mumbai: Sakshi Gallery, 2009, p. 130 (illustrated)
Bernhard Fibicher, Suman Gopinath eds., Horn Please: Narratives in Contemporary Indian Art, Ostfildern: Hatje Cantz Verlag, 2007, p. 154 (illustrated)

(Set of two)

Category: Painting
Style: Figurative


 









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