Author: A Collection
Editor: Amit Mukhopadhyaya
Publisher: Lalit Kala Akademi
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8187507071
With text by Rupika Chawla and translation by Dr. Jyotish Joshi, this portfolio of 8 plates presents a collection of Ramachandran's paintings from 1990-2000. This decade is represented by a synthesis of some of his favorite elements altered and redefined as the years pass by. There is a kind of revisit to visual themes of earlier decades and their exploration to a point of completion, only to blend in with new pictorial devices which then seek their own direction.
The decorative element, rejected by modernism is an essential component of the dynamics of Indian art. Ramachandran only furthers the tradition in the manner that he uses it. It is not a contradiction when it is stated that he remains an important contemporary artist of our times.