North London art collection bringing Indian, Sri Lankan and Pakistani contemporary art to Hampstead
A stunning and rich mandala featuring his own insignia (arrived at through meditation) as its central motif.
Stillness (2016) By Eccentric-O
Breakfast before Wedding (2008) By S. Ravi Shankar
In ‘Pink Soul Island’ (2009), Puthoor uses a wide palette and a subtly symmetrical composition to depict an alternate version of a city skyline like that of Manhattan or Mumbai. Structures have bird heads at their peak, reminiscent of totem poles and other tribal imagery (a common motif in his work) though have a futuristic character too.
Pink Soul Island (2009) By Pradeep Puthoor
Kudallur may describe this as a 'red' but it is clear that the abstract painting is so much more.
Untitled II (Red abstract) (2007) By Achuthan Kudallur
Ideal for a large lounge, this fabric painting of Krishna is something that will leave all your visitors in awe.
Krishna By Tribal Traditional
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Love-making is a governing artistic interest of Santhanaraj. Often as in here, this is because intertwined bodies create angles, shapes, negative space and formal relationships that intrigue the artist. Here the abstraction of the lines that make up the lovers and the rug on which they lie is echoed in the implied canopy-like shape above them.
Intimacy (Lovers) (2007) By A.P. Santhanaraj
A personal favourite of the Director, this work stands out in as a particularly ferocious image of the world in disarray and sunken under the sea. Fire breathes from the waters as we look fatefully at the state of our world.
Under the Sea By P. Jayakani
Aparajithan invokes a graphic, almost poster-like quality to his art, his content often having a simplicity and immediacy. He deliberately resists the temptation to be too painterly in works such as ‘Across Lines’ (2005), concentrating on profundity through simplicity: here a bird flies awkwardly straight downwards to meet with its beak an approaching fish swimming straight upwards. They meet at the water’s angular surface, two creatures of air and water, normally predator and prey, normally separated by their different worlds.
Across Lines (2005) By Aparajithan Adimoolam
This tribal image is extremely powerful, a perfect size for above a bed or a long corridor.
Tribal I By Tribal Traditional
The love story of Krishna and Radha is lyrically portrayed by Senathipathi. The artist utlises tribal styles and symbols with bright acrylic paint (contrasted with black ink wash) to create a feast for the eye.
Krishna and Radha (2006) By M. Senathipathi
One of only two tempera paintings in The Noble Sage Collection, this stands out as a representation of Indian history as well as an important work in South Indian art history.
Village Women (1947) By S. Dhanapal
The artist invites the viewer to investigate the painting more closely. Where are these figures going? Why are they dressed in black? Why do they carry one of each type of beast - a bird, a fish on a stick and a dead animal?
People in black robes carrying sacrificial animals (1998) By Tasaduq Sohail
This is the only vertical format work collected from the artist Gurunathan from Madras. The physical paint, the colours chosen, the holy Hindu ash added to the paint, combined with the abstract natural forms implied by the artist make this a breathtaking work.
Untitled V (with holy ash, pigment colours and acrylic) (2011) By G. Gurunathan