Sense and Sensation Mapin Publishing

Sense and Sensation

Ganesh Haloi 2021
Debashish Banerji

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In this series of ink paintings, we get a significant peek at the working methods of the celebrated contemporary abstract artist, Ganesh Haloi. Like the Taoist and Zen masters of East Asia, Haloi’s reduction of colour reveals the pure asceticism of his structural method. The sensory presence of the riparian landscapes of Bengal are referents of memory manifest entirely in monochrome. At the same time, these referents are analyses, reduction to elementary forms, or rhythmic punctuations evoking music. These patterns and elements,
dashed strokes, squiggles, crosses and triangles—large and small—occupy a plane of symbolic memory, where the unconscious is structured like a visual language.

Debashish Banerji is the Haridas Chaudhuri Professor of Indian Philosophies and Cultures
and the Doshi Professor of Asian Art at the California Institute of Integral Studies, San
Francisco. He has authored and edited several books and art catalogues on major figures of
the Bengal renaissance, critical posthumanism, yoga psychology and a variety of creative and
art-related projects. Banerji has curated about fifteen exhibitions of Indian and Japanese art,
and has written and produced a documentary film, Darshan: The Living Art of India (2018).

ISBN 9789385360930
Pages 48
Number of illustrations 30 illustrations
Size 10 x 11" (254 x 280 mm), sc with gatefold
Date of Publishing 2021
Language(s) English
Co-publisher(s) Mapin in association with Akar Prakar
Rights Available World rights

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