Anju Dodiya’s Worlds Lie Between the Real and Fantastic

By Pooja Savansukha
The artist’s ongoing show in Mumbai turns the gaze inwards
In her ongoing exhibition, Breathing on Mirrors, Anju Dodiya turns to German poet, Rainer Maria Rilke’s articulations of anxiety, introspection, and the process of creation that relate to her own preoccupations with the artistic process and human condition. The exhibition features Dodiya’s characteristic figurative paintings, rendered primarily on mattresses that are made of unbleached cotton fabric and stretched on padded boards, using watercolours and charcoal. In 2005, Dodiya was commissioned to create a large scale painting of the marriage of Shiva and Parvati, a work that she realised on a double-bed. [More]
Marriage of Shiva and Parvati (2005), a 6' x 4' commission by Anju Dodija for the Mumbai Grand Hyatt Hotel

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