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Sensuality and Violence

in the Art of Sheela Gowda

by Victoria Lynn

SHEELA GOWDA, Untitled, 1995, coconut fibre, wooden embroidery ring, thread, 30.5 x 71 cm.


Sheela Gowda is an Indian artist living and working in Bangalore. Her work is included in the Asia Society exhibition "Traditions/Tensions". Born in 1957, Sheela studied at the Royal College of Art in London as well as in Baroda and Santiniketan, two important art schools in India. Victoria Lynn spoke with Sheela Gowda in her studio in November 1995 after the artist's return from the South African…

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