Zoom into domestic life through Sudhir Patwardhan’s Family Fiction
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GET: a look at Sudhir Patwardhan’s recent works that focus on family narratives and everyday household scenes
IN: Sakshi Gallery, Ground floor Tanna House, 11A Nathalal Parekh Marg, Colaba, Mumbai- 400001
ON: January 8 – 27, 10 am to 6 pm, open everyday
IT: is universal in its appeal and connection, as the paintings are stories about people and their intimate relations within the bonds of family as well as personal space and viewing angles
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Tel: 6610 3424, Contact: Geetha Mehra
About the artist: Born in Maharshtra in 1949 Sudhir Patwardhan is a self taught artist and a practicing radiologist. Apart from several solo shows, he has participated in international exhibitions like ‘Aspects of Modem Indian Art’ Oxford, U.K. 1982; Contemporary Indian Art, festival of India, London, 1982; Seven Indian Artists, Hamburg, West Germany, 1982; Contemporary Indian Art, Festival of India, New York, 1985; Festival of India, Center George Pompidou, Paris 1986 and ‘Coupe de Coeur’ Geneva, 1987.
Patwardhan’s canvases are densely populated reflecting the hub of city life often with emphasis on the ordinary, working man. His human forms are imbued with a sense of innate dignity as they go about performing their chores in busy city streets or in suburban construction sites. Apparently realistic, the work at times brings in an imaginary, remembered space or it can be viewed from several vantage points making it multi faceted. Patwardhan lives and works in Thane near Mumbai.