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Atul Dodiya’s recent show at Chemould in Bombay:

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Bako Exists. Imagine, a lyrical show by artist Atul Dodiya displays 12 paintings and nine cabinets’ installations. The paintings, which are made using oil bar and marble dust and even oil and acrylic painting. For this body of works, Dodiya chose extracts from Bako Chhe Kalpo, a Gujarati fiction by Labhshanker Thaker translated into English by Naushil Mehta and Arundhathi Subramaniam. Bako is a 12-year-old boy who has an imaginary conversation with Mahatma Gandhi. Both the characters meet each other in their sleep.

Dodiya’s visual language has references of words from poetry, folk tales, history, graffiti, personal letters, shop shutters, topical news, in English, Gujarati, Hindi and Urdu. These installations are more autobiographical as Dodiya displays in them all things that he likes and all artists that he admires. It has a picture of Amitabh Bachchan and Rajesh Khanna from the film Anand, a picture of his favorite singers Geeta Dutt and Mohammad Rafi.”

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Written by Breathe Arts

September 21, 2011 at 6:35 am

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