Author: Kamala Kapoor
Publisher: Roli Books
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8174361987
An offering in the pocket art series, this volume with a life sketch of the painter and a short text on his work carries a selection of 24 four-color reproductions of his paintings. The album has captured the paintings in a bewitching manner.
As an artist, Vivan Sundram has developed a complex sensibility; on the one side is the undeniable influence of contemporary internationalism and on the other his own cultural memory with its non-linear heterogeneity of sources and experiences and its ability to recast itself in modern times.
Avant-garde as his works are, his multimedia approach rework themes that once spanned his canvases. ‘I find a great deal of my art of the ‘90s reconstitutes through new structures and materials, a content that engages with the personal and political.’