With Contributions by Enrique Juncosa, Thomas McEvilley and Nancy Adajania
Published by Vadehra Art Gallery and Prestel Verlag, 2014
Hardcover, 480 pages with 500 colour illustrations and 10 gatefolds
34 x 29 x 5 cm
This giant tome looks at the evolution of Atul Dodiya’s impressive and multi-faceted career. Atul Dodiya’s complex and vibrant works draw playfully and with rare assurance on an array of influences ranging from the paintings of Malevich, the cinema of Fellini and the constructions of Jasper Johns to Pop art, Indian street art, and mass-circulation prints. This book captures the sweep of Dodiya’s career, from his early photorealist paintings depicting middle-class life to his daring and ingenious assemblages, which blur the distinction between gallery and street, sculpture and architecture. It traces the shifts of emphasis and direction that his kaleidoscopic imagination has made over a nearly three-decade-long career.
This volume brings together informed and thoughtful essays written by leading critics and curators, as well as a new interview with Dodiya and exquisite reproductions of his paintings, sculpture-installations and assemblages.