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Debanjan Roy
India Shining I (Gandhi and the Laptop)



Debanjan Roy effortlessly uses figurative sculpture as a means to express himself, and seems to enjoy this three-dimensional medium, over any other, for its explicit ability to mimic as well as distort the real and the familiar, depending on the manipulation of the artist. Roy’s index of materials ranges from wood and bronze to his recent use of fiberglass. The artist sometimes combines materials, which are worked on by different methods,...



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  Lot 62 of 130  

AUTUMN AUCTION 2008
3-4 SEPTEMBER 2008

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ARTWORK DETAILS

Debanjan Roy
India Shining I (Gandhi and the Laptop)
Signed and dated in English (inside hollow of sculpture)
2007
Painted fiberglass with mattress and bolster
28.5 x 38.5 x 44.5 in (72.4 x 97.8 x 113 cm)

This is second of a limited edition of five

This work comprises four parts:
1) A figure made of fibreglass measuring 37 x 30 x 27 inches which is seated on the mattress
2) A laptop made of fibreglass measuring 9.5 x 13.5 x 9 inches that is placed on the figure`s lap
3) A bolster measuring 20 x 9 x 9 inches placed behind the figure
4) A mattress measuring 43 x 38 x 2.5 inches

Illustrated are two views of the sculpture

EXHBITED:
Who Knew? Mr. Gandhi, Aicon Gallery, London, 2008

Category: Sculpture
Style: Figurative


 









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