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India

AMITAVA DAS

Ranjit Hoskote


AMITAVA DAS, Untitled, 1992, gouache on paper, 24 x 17 cm approx., courtesy Sakshi Art Gallery, Bombay.

Amitava Das's works on paper, executed between 1972 and 1994, demonstrate a remarkable persistence of concern. Das, who was born in 1947 in Delhi, regards his drawings as testimony in themselves rather than as adjuncts to his paintings, recording in both the precipitates .of a violent historical context as it impinges upon the witnessvictim. His basic preoccupation, sustained across a variety of media and an evolving trajectory of motifsā€¦

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