Pande, Aditya b.1976 / Portrait for a Landscape
about this work
Most of Aditya Pande’s works can only be described as oxymorons: elegantly grotesque; digital primitivism; controlled spontaneity; intricately ordered anarchy. In his works, Pande balances his every movement with its opposite. The works combine the skills of drawing and printmaking with the surfaces of both photography and painting. Aditya Pande’s unique digital, mixed-media collages excite the eye with their explosion of colors, their intricacy of lines and complex compositions. His digital graphic designs are physically altered after printing to create a surface that blurs between two dimensions and three. Pande economically creates the impression of deep recesses with sparing collage elements. One must lean in for a closer look to be certain which elements lie flat and which come off the surface. While Pande’s technique is au courant, his subject matter and style speaks to something more primitive. While the look of the works is most immediately referential to the abstract Surrealism of the French master Joan Miró and the hyper-Expressionism of the Danish painter Asger Jorn, there is something much older hiding in Pande’s pictures. Somewhere in Pande’s mixed-media creations lurks the prehistoric cave art found in both Lascaux and Bhimbetka.

Aditya Pande (b.1976, India)

Portrait for a Landscape, 2011

Mixed media on paper
91 x 66 cm
35 13/16 x 26 in.
Chatterjee & Lal Gallery, Mumbai, India Current Location:
UK - London - G4Si Works on PaperSouth Asia


Chatterjee & Lal Booth
India Art Summit, New Delhi, India
January 2011

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