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M F Husain
BLANKETING (Mother Teresa Series)
Limited edition serigraph (edition of 300)
individual serigraph $2,000; set of 3 $5,000
17 x 22 in.

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Fri, 26 Sep 2014 12:31:43 EST
S. H. Raza: A Retrospective
S.H. Raza
Oil on platex
48 x 63 in.

December 18, 2014 - January 31, 2015
Aicon Gallery


December 18th, 2014 – January 29th, 2015

Aicon Gallery New York is proud to announce a retrospective exhibition of the work of S. H. Raza, one of India’s most renowned and celebrated modernist painters. As one of the finest living members and founders of India’s post-independence Progressive Artist Group, Raza's lifetime of work spans over six decades and traces his deeply personal exploration of abstraction throughout the course of Indian modernism. On view will be works from every period of the artist's career, including a group of rarely seen early masterworks from the 1950's and 60's. The exhibition represents the first major retrospective of Raza’s work held in New York in over a decade.

Born in 1922 in Babaria, Madhya Pradesh, India, Raza left for France in 1950 to study at the Ecole Nationale des Beaux Arts, Paris, where he absorbed and eventually sought to redefine the still evolving tenets of 20th Century Western modernism and abstraction. Beginning first with richly saturated expressionist landscapes, his work soon developed into rigid, geometric representations of French towns and villages. In the 1960’s, the lines blurred and color once again began to dominate his abstract expressionist canvases, before pure geometric forms emerged to become the dominating theme, which has remained to this day. Yet the essence and imprints of the artist’s early cityscapes, landscapes and horizons remain visible within his uniquely complex personal language of geometric symbolism rooted in Indian aesthetics and philosophy. These varied periods of Raza's work, though distinct, form a continuum - one that is a testament to the artist's constant negotiation to develop his painterly vision. Breaking away from frames like nation and specific locations in time and space, Raza's body of work is trans-cultural in its appeal. Although the Progressive Artists Group disbanded in 1956, its leading artists continued to cultivate their individual styles, and to this day remain an influence and inspiration for generations of contemporary South Asian artists.

S. H. Raza was awarded the Prix de la Critique in Paris in 1956. In 1962 he served as a visiting lecturer at the University of California in Berkeley, USA. He has participated in numerous exhibitions, including the Sao Paulo Biennale in 1958, the Biennale de Menton, in France in 1966, 1968 and in 1978, and Contemporary Indian Painting, at the Royal Academy in London, in 1982. He was conferred the Padma Shree Award by the President of India in 1981, and the Padma Bhushan in 2007. Raza lives and works in Delhi. ]]>
Sat, 24 Jan 2015 14:21:21 EST
Semblance of Order - Roohi Shafiq Ahmed, Michael Kempson, Ben Rak, Abdullah M. I. Syed, and Adeel-uz-Zafar | Curated by Abdullah M. I. Syed
Michael Kempson
Etching and aquatint on Velin Arches 300gsm paper
10.75 x 8 in. (x32 Panels)

December 11, 2014 - January 31, 2015
Aicon Gallery

Sat, 24 Jan 2015 14:21:53 EST