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Jangarh Singh Shyam : The Enchanted Forest Paintings And Drawings From The Crites Collection

Aurogeeta Das

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Jangarh Singh Shyam was born in the early 1960s to an impoverished, indigenous family in rural, central India. He flew into and out of the Indian art scene like a bright, yet elusive bird. Nurtured by the renowned artist J. Swaminathan at Bharat Bhavan, the multi-arts centre in Bhopal, Jangarh rose to prominence after participating in a seminal exh...ibition in Paris. After a relatively brief career spanning 20-odd years, he committed suicide in Japan, while on an artist residency in the remote Niigata Prefecture. His work, which arguably defied established art historical categories and inspired a contemporary school of indigenous painting, continues to attract admirers within India and abroad. Exploring his aesthetics, thematic engagements and art historical relevance, this book focuses on Niloufar and Mitchell S. Crites' collection of Jangarh Singh Shyam's paintings and drawings in New Delhi.

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  • Aurogeeta Das trained as a printmaker and completed her postgraduate and doctoral studies at the University of Westminster, London. Her PhD involved extensive research on Indian floor-drawing and floor-painting traditions, a genre of domestic practices that Jangarh had drawn upon to create a transformed ‘contemporary tradition’. In 2005, the Museum of London hosted an exhibition of the artist Bhajju Shyam’s work, titled The London Jungle Book, where Aurogeeta first encountered Pardhan-Gond art. Entranced, she began researching this school of art for her postgraduate dissertation, thus discovering the incredible art and life of Bhajju’s uncle and the founder of the ‘contemporary tradition’, Jangarh Singh Shyam. As she told Jangarh’s widow Nankusia, ‘Jangarh fever’ took hold of her. Aurogeeta has written for numerous publications, including Wasafiri, Manifesta Journal, Arts of Asia, Etnofoor, New Quest and First City. In 2015, the Tagore Centre in London published her limited edition artist book, If only I were a bird… Aurogeeta has taught at the Universities of East Anglia, Hertfordshire and Westminster and regularly lectures on Indian art at Sotheby’s Institute of Art, London. She is close to completing research towards a biography of Jangarh.

ISBN
9789351941323
Binding
Hardback
Page Extent
204
Weight (kg)
2
Height (in)
11
Width (in)
10.5
Subject
Art
Published Date
10/06/17
Publisher
Roli Books

Author

  • Aurogeeta Das trained as a printmaker and completed her postgraduate and doctoral studies at the University of Westminster, London. Her PhD involved extensive research on Indian floor-drawing and floor-painting traditions, a genre of domestic practices that Jangarh had drawn upon to create a transformed ‘contemporary tradition’. In 2005, the Museum of London hosted an exhibition of the artist Bhajju Shyam’s work, titled The London Jungle Book, where Aurogeeta first encountered Pardhan-Gond art. Entranced, she began researching this school of art for her postgraduate dissertation, thus discovering the incredible art and life of Bhajju’s uncle and the founder of the ‘contemporary tradition’, Jangarh Singh Shyam. As she told Jangarh’s widow Nankusia, ‘Jangarh fever’ took hold of her. Aurogeeta has written for numerous publications, including Wasafiri, Manifesta Journal, Arts of Asia, Etnofoor, New Quest and First City. In 2015, the Tagore Centre in London published her limited edition artist book, If only I were a bird… Aurogeeta has taught at the Universities of East Anglia, Hertfordshire and Westminster and regularly lectures on Indian art at Sotheby’s Institute of Art, London. She is close to completing research towards a biography of Jangarh.

ISBN
9789351941323
Binding
Hardback
Page Extent
204
Weight (kg)
2
Height (in)
11
Width (in)
10.5
Subject
Art
Published Date
10/06/17
Publisher
Roli Books
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Author

  • Aurogeeta Das trained as a printmaker and completed her postgraduate and doctoral studies at the University of Westminster, London. Her PhD involved extensive research on Indian floor-drawing and floor-painting traditions, a genre of domestic practices that Jangarh had drawn upon to create a transformed ‘contemporary tradition’. In 2005, the Museum of London hosted an exhibition of the artist Bhajju Shyam’s work, titled The London Jungle Book, where Aurogeeta first encountered Pardhan-Gond art. Entranced, she began researching this school of art for her postgraduate dissertation, thus discovering the incredible art and life of Bhajju’s uncle and the founder of the ‘contemporary tradition’, Jangarh Singh Shyam. As she told Jangarh’s widow Nankusia, ‘Jangarh fever’ took hold of her. Aurogeeta has written for numerous publications, including Wasafiri, Manifesta Journal, Arts of Asia, Etnofoor, New Quest and First City. In 2015, the Tagore Centre in London published her limited edition artist book, If only I were a bird… Aurogeeta has taught at the Universities of East Anglia, Hertfordshire and Westminster and regularly lectures on Indian art at Sotheby’s Institute of Art, London. She is close to completing research towards a biography of Jangarh.

ISBN
9789351941323
Binding
Hardback
Page Extent
204
Weight (kg)
2
Height (in)
11
Width (in)
10.5
Subject
Art
Published Date
10/06/17
Publisher
Roli Books

Author

  • Aurogeeta Das trained as a printmaker and completed her postgraduate and doctoral studies at the University of Westminster, London. Her PhD involved extensive research on Indian floor-drawing and floor-painting traditions, a genre of domestic practices that Jangarh had drawn upon to create a transformed ‘contemporary tradition’. In 2005, the Museum of London hosted an exhibition of the artist Bhajju Shyam’s work, titled The London Jungle Book, where Aurogeeta first encountered Pardhan-Gond art. Entranced, she began researching this school of art for her postgraduate dissertation, thus discovering the incredible art and life of Bhajju’s uncle and the founder of the ‘contemporary tradition’, Jangarh Singh Shyam. As she told Jangarh’s widow Nankusia, ‘Jangarh fever’ took hold of her. Aurogeeta has written for numerous publications, including Wasafiri, Manifesta Journal, Arts of Asia, Etnofoor, New Quest and First City. In 2015, the Tagore Centre in London published her limited edition artist book, If only I were a bird… Aurogeeta has taught at the Universities of East Anglia, Hertfordshire and Westminster and regularly lectures on Indian art at Sotheby’s Institute of Art, London. She is close to completing research towards a biography of Jangarh.

ISBN
9789351941323
Binding
Hardback
Page Extent
204
Weight (kg)
2
Height (in)
11
Width (in)
10.5
Subject
Art
Published Date
10/06/17
Publisher
Roli Books