‘Silken Web and Baked Cotton’ is an acrylic painting on 300gms canvas paper. It is presented in a cream coloured card window mount. The painted image is 29.5 x 22cms and the mounted frame is 35.5 x 28cms. ‘Silken Web and Baked Cotton’ is part of a series of painted studies which are responses to my understanding of urban and rural Indian culture. India’s second-biggest city Kolkata is a daily festival of human existence, simultaneously noble and squalid, cultured and desperate. It is a contradiction of wealth and poverty. My fascination with Indian culture has led me to appreciate the colour, atmosphere, and spirituality of this remarkable land and in particular Kolkata. I still have so much to learn but my understanding is growing and my paintings are part of that learning….it is based on the signs of life in the densely populated chaotic streets of Kolkata. Lines are thrown and tied between buildings and posts. Colourful clothing and textiles light up and excite the urban chaos. The painting ‘Silken Web and Baked Cotton’ is a study that tries to capture moments of colour and chaotic order.
Acrylic paint, dyes and paper collage on 300gms canvas paper