Campaigners during the Quit India Movement, Gowalia Tank – 1942, 2015

Basel 2015
Chemould Prescott Road
Mixed Media
Oil, acrylic with marble dust, oil-stick on canvas
182.9 x 243.8 (cm)
72.0 x 96.0 (inch)
Atul Dodiya Campaigners during the Quit India Movement, Gowalia Tank – 1942, 2014 Oil, acrylic with marble dust and oil-stick on canvas 72 x 96 inches Atul addresses the complexity of various simultaneous happenings in history- of politics, art and culture, through playful interventions in his works. The oil painting references historical photographs of events from the freedom struggle in the city of Mumbai in the 30s and 40s which are interrupted through abstractions from, markings, gashes from the works of Rabindranath Tagore - poet and painter, working in Bengal at the very time that Gandhi was making his mark in the western provinces.