Author: Dashrath Patel
Publisher: National Gallery of Modern Art
ISBN/UPC (if available): N/A
This portfolio with 6 selected designs from his exhibition of works is a journey through artist's five decades in paintings/ceramics/photography/design and presents an opportunity to enter the complex cartographic grid of the development of form language in contemporary India.
The high-points of Dasarth's visual oeuvre are his treatment and interpretation of India's light, color and sense of space. The manner in which this local indigenous expression shines through his work, despite his exposure to the best in the West, is the underlying sub-text of this portfolio.
The first recipient of a Padma Shri for design, in 1981, Dashrath was inspired by an early association with Harindranath Chattopadhyaya and Debi Prasad Roy Choudhury in exploring multi-disciplinary dimensions of the visual arts. After a high curse in arts in Paris, he apprenticed in the early sixties, with Czech master ceramist Prof. Eckert. Dasrath is an acknowledged innovator in disciplines like industrial design, industrial ceramics, multi-screen projections and stadium-scale exhibitions.