Author: A Selection
Artiste: Naveen Kishore
Publisher: Seagull Books
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8170461502
This volume includes KGS's early sketches from 1968, the black-and-white drawings for his reverse paintings from 1980, his China, Japan, London and Oxford sketches, drawings of nature, and figure studies. It provides a rich variety of mediums and styles, from works in crayon and water-color to pen and ink scribbles, brush drawings, notes, doodles and working drawings.
The volume opens with a thoughtful introduction by K G Subramanyan, reflecting on the importance and purpose of such sketches and drawings for an artists, and looking back on his experiences over a long and eminent career. There is also a substantial biographical sketch prepared by art historian and close associate R Siva Kumar, whose has closely observed K G Subramanyan's oeuvre over the years.
K G Subramanayan is widely recognized as one of India's major modern artists, an influential teacher, an astute writer on art and an authority on the folk, tribal and craft traditions of India. This volume of his sketches, scribbles, drawings' span the work of the last 30 years, with the bulk of the material coming from the period between 1980 and the present. The selection has been put together by the artist himself, with the aim of compiling a definitive collection.