Pi Dog 2, 2016

Basel 2017
Chemould Prescott Road
Work on Paper
Water and charcoal on paper
182.9 x 114.3 (cm)
72.0 x 45.0 (inch)
The works evoke a layered dialogue with varied conceptual frameworks from the Bhau Daji Lad Museum’s collection, as they reference defining moments of history, art history as well as the semantics of museums and museum displays. These poem paintings were put on the back of the cabinets displayed at Atul’s solo show at the Museum. Referring to Arun Kolatkar’s Kala Ghoda poems seemed poignant to Atul, as it would connect with the viewing public more strongly. “Poems in English with an aroma of Mumbai’s art district:Kala Ghoda, Jehangir Art Gallery, Museum, David Sassoon Library….”. Serendipitously, these large watercolors were made during the rainy season in Bombay, which kept the paper moist enough to absorb the unique spread of watercolor, controlled expertly by him.