12/12 Talwar Gallery, New Delhi

Painting Redux

December 7, 2012 through January 15, 2013
Talwar Gallery, New Delhi
C-84 Neeti Bagh, New Delhi 110049

Talwar Gallery is pleased to present, Painting Redux, a solo exhibition of works by Allan deSouza. The exhibition will open to the public on December 7 and run through January 15, 2013.

Through the appropriation of iconic paintings, and his virtual painterly process, deSouza in Painting Redux, traverses past and present, exploring collective and individual encounters with Western art history and canonical Western artists. The familiar, figurative sources of the works, through the process of deSouza’s overlaying are submerged in dense, mostly monochromatic palettes, subtly re-emerging on the surface in residual traces and flecks of color.

In the Redactions series, paintings by Henri Rousseau and Paul Gauguin have been redacted and reworked, where the color is extracted from the furthest point of the painting–usually the horizon–is brought forth to envelope the surface, obscuring the original image. While the works in Third Eye emerge from self-portraits of major Western artists, undergoing a painterly retransformation with the dominant color in each portrait selected from the site of the proverbial ‘third eye’.