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Anju Dodiya

M.A. Greenstein

ANJU DODIYA, Triumph of the Erasers, 1998, watercolour, 76.2 x 55.8 cm.

Plastic is modern. Watercolour is ancient. Or so the story goes if told by the new school of international modernism which now positions acrylic fluorescence as one of the painterly signs of hip, urbane intelligence and vogue talent. One must keep this in mind to enjoy just how cunningly strategic Anju Dodiya's use of watercolour is: here is a young Mumbai-based artist who has chosen an environmentally safe pigment source which defies the slowness and toxicity of…

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