Rooted LandscapesThe Art of Rini Dhumal
The pictorial world of Rini Dhumal is an amalgam of myth and realism, where nostalgia and sombre tones meet to create powerful protagonists that exude raw primal energy.
- Category: Contemporary Art
“The large body of work that she [Rini Dhumal] has produced in the last few years seems to be diverse iconic representations, or avatars, of a personal identity she is giving chase to.” —Prof. K G Subramanyan in his Foreword
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Incarnations of the quintessential Indian Woman—quiet, with aloof confi dence and devoid of any fragility—dominate the earthy landscapes. Stories of displacement, chance encounters and tales of far-away lands, integrating with symbolism and perception, are all part of her oeuvre. One comes upon, at once, the universality and intimate familiarity in the fl uid forms.
Trained as a painter, Rini Dhumal has experimented with every conceivable medium ranging from print-making, graphics, ceramics, with fantastic results, and created a cultural vocabulary uniquely her own. Her sketchbooks, with jottings of her initial responses before they take shape as paintings or other artworks, reveal the coming together of her hand and spirit. Drawing upon a storehouse of historical details, the splendours of her childhood and anecdotal references from various travels,she creates a vivid aesthetic in her art-making.
• The Empress of Solitude
• From Kali to Durga
• Rini Dhumal’s Woman
• Reiterations—Self in the Making
• Watercolour and mixed media
• Other media
• Excerpts from limited edition books by Rini Dhumal
• A Woman with Wings: Karan Grover
• Illustrated Biography
• The Contributors
|Number of illustrations||256|
|Size||10 x 11.5" (254 x 292 mm), hc|
|Date of Publishing||2010|
|Rights Available||World rights|