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Jogen Chowdhury
Friends in Need

"I want to portray our human environment, the people of our country, their nature, their way of sitting because they are different from others. You'll notice that there's a particular Indianness in their gestures and that attracts. And it is this - the particular characteristics we see - that I wish to distil in my art. I develop these portrayals through distortion... I try to import in my figures an extra quality that's beyond academic...

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Jogen Chowdhury
Friends in Need
Signed and dated in Bengali (lower right), signed and dated again 'Jogen 2011' (lower centre) and inscribed 'FRIENDS IN NEED' (along the upper edge)
Pen and ink on paper pasted on mountboard
8.25 x 6.75 in (21.1 x 16.9 cm)

Kalasutra: Confluence and Convergence in Art Today, presented by Sanchit Art and Red Peppers Entertainment at Hong Kong: Hong Kong Visual Arts Centre, 19 - 22 September 2014

Arun Ghose, Kalasutra: Confluence and Convergence in Art Today, New Delhi: Sanchit Art, 2014, p. 10 (illustrated)

Category: Painting
Style: Figurative


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