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THE SKETCH

Nalini Malani

For The Sketch, an artist featuring in our next issue is invited to crack  open a sketchbook—or scroll through an iPad—to provide glimpses of an evolving practice. Here Indian artist Nalini Malani shares thoughts and images from  her extraordinary Wildean fantasy, The Mirror (2012).




Since starting at Bombay’s Sir JJ School of Art in 1964, I’ve carried a sketchbook, “collecting” different characters while waiting at train stations, bazaars, the hospital or the bank—this compendium of figures would then enter my paintings. In the early 1990s, I started producing monotypes…

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