This is the first ever solo catalogue of the intriguing works by the artist Kalu Ram. This forgotten master painter from Jaipur was active from the early 1960s until his death in 2010.
The catalogue contains mostly works from the 1970s as well as later works – complex colourful studies of intertwining animals and human figures, as well as fantasy paintings without philosophical or religious meaning, but which reflect the artist’s long-standing experience of painting Tantric and Jain-inspired work.
Featuring an essay by Virginia Whiles – art historian, critic, curator, author of ‘Art and Polemic in Pakistan’ (I.B. Tauris, 2010), and Associate Lecturer at UAL (University of the Arts), London.
Also featuring a new ‘fable’ by Chitra Iyengar – award-winning Indian short story writer.
Published on the occasion of the exhibition, ‘Kalu Ram: Tantric painter from Jaipur’ at Joost van den Bergh, St. James’, London (22 October – 7 November 2020).