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Naina Kanodia

United Kingdom

Savita Apte

NAINA KANODIA, Sahebji, 1996, oil on canvas, 90 x 105 cm, courtesy A.R.K.S Gallery, London.

Naina Kanodia describes her art as L'art Na'ff or Naive art. It is true that Kanodia's work, like that of other Naive artists (Grandma Moses being the most well-known Naive artist of our era), tends towards bright Colours, abundant detail and flat space. Kanodia's art however, is far more than this; it is witty, satirical, and is in its own way a form of social commentary. What is remarkable is…

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