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Bose Krishnamachari (Indian, b.1963)
LOT ID: 68158
Untitled (Stretched Bodies), 2008

Acrylic, on canvas
44 х 44 in. (111.76 x 111.76 cm.)
Signed, other, and dated with title all on back of canvas.
Lot description
"Untitled" (Stretched Bodies) (2008) is a stunning abstract square canvas by internationally famed Contemporary Indian artist, Bose Krishnamachari. This work is part of the artist's ongoing iconic "Stretched Bodies" series of large-scale abstract acrylic paintings that deal with the relationship of color, pattern and composition in a unique and exciting manner connected to urban art and the abstraction of text and graffiti into intersecting marks and lines in bright neo-pop colors. This large painting-nearly four by four feet in dimensions unframed-is one of the most visually successful and appealing works from the Series, as the dialogue of color and composition here is both harmonious and quiet as well as frenetic and intense. There is room in the painting to relax and contemplate as well as become absorbed into the abstract world of Krishnamachari. This work is unframed and in excellent condition.

Bose Krishnamachari Indian, B. 1963) is a multi-disciplinary artist who has exhibited in numerous solo and group exhibitions internationally. He also actively curates exhibitions and projects of fellow artists around India. Bose was the Guest of Honourat Arco'09, Madrid, and curated the India Pavilion. The artist was born in Kerala, India and received his formal education with a Diploma in Art, Kerala Kala Peetom, Cochin (1985), a BFA, Sir J. J. School of Art, Mumbai (1991)and a Masters in Visual Arts, Goldsmiths College, University of London (2000). The artist lives and works in Mumbai.
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