|Medium||Serigraph on paper|
|Publisher||Archer Graphic Studio, Ahmedabad|
|Colour||Printed in 14 colours|
Born in 1985, Vadodara, studied Diploma in Fine Arts from Sheth C. N. College of Fine Arts, Ahmedabad and Post Diploma in Fine Arts from M. S. University, Vadodara. Since 2... Read more
Limited Edition Serigraph printed in 14 colours on archival paper. This serigraph was published in an edition size of 100. This item will be shipped unframed, in a roll. The paper size is 30 x 22 inches, Image size is 28 x 19 inches. The print is signed by the artist and comes with a certificate of authenticity.
This limited edition serigraph is part of a series titled ‘The Ahmedabad Serigraphs’ which consist of 33 serigraphs done by 33 different artists each serigraph is a window to the city, as seen from the eyes of the artist, each of who has presented a central idea of Ahmedabad as testimony of their feeling for the city.
This work is a metaphor for the cultural transformation of Ahmedabad in the recent years because of the industrialization and urbanization. Here, the shift in the culture is symbolized by using the iconic Sidi Saiyyed Jali and replacing its intricate carvings with the elements and tools of industrial machineries. The jali covered with grey and pale blue suggests how aesthetically incorrect this shift from our culturally rich heritage has been. Goddess Laxmi in the foreground is symbolic of what wealth and prosperity meant, back then and now, post industrialization. This jali was built during the Sultanate rule, and was symbolic of its glory and prosperity and the concrete jungle, the MNCs, etc are symbolic of today’s wealth.