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Akhilesh
In Search of Untitled Lines


Akhilesh was born in Indore. His father was a teacher of art in Madhya Pradesh. Akhilesh consciously resisted all attempts at becoming an artist initially but the final year of school saw his resolve weakening. He then went on to earn a Diploma in Fine Arts. He belongs to the breed of artists who come from the provincial towns of India - rooted in traditions and sporting a fresh outlook. He has been influenced by tribal and folk traditions of...

Akhileshs paintings appear to be a collection of beginnings. But there are no ends. His work gives a feeling of being left unfinished and yet it does not seem incomplete. It is not possible to look at it in terms of a beginning leading to an end. The way he uses lines may lend a certain linearity to his work but these lines seem to melt into the canvas, refusing to lend typical linear characteristics to his work. His paintings appear to be full of freshness and the colours resonate with emotions. He does not delve into virginal territory. Rather he sticks to familiar ground. It is his method of translating familiar territory on to canvas that imparts an individual characteristic to his work. His paintings do not scream for attention and have little to offer to the casual, hurried viewer. But for the patient observer, they are an enriching experience.



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  Lot 36 of 102  

STORYLTD ABSOLUTE AUCTION
7-8 AUGUST 2013

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$6,186
Rs 3,58,800

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ARTWORK DETAILS

Akhilesh
In Search of Untitled Lines
Signed and dated in English (verso)
2006
Acrylic on canvas
47 x 47 in (119.4 x 119.4 cm)

Category: Painting


 









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