Mixed Media

Harvest, A Land of Plenty

Rithika Merchant’s paintings are allegorical. They occupy the intersections of mythologies from across cultures to generate modern narratives that look into a re-imagined present. She paints the form of her characters with striking attention, using the medium of gouache to her advantage, as she layers washes of colours with opaque textures onto stained papers. With… Read more »

Wall of a Small Hindu Temple

This painting by Bhupen Khakhar has both a sculptural as well as a traditional two-dimensional quality to it. The base of the painting is meant to physically resemble a temple’s wall, with its uneven thick brush strokes, and the use of crimson-red and yellow-ochre, auspicious colours in Hinduism. Traces of the Devanagiri script appear in… Read more »