Bara Gumbad Masjid (to the light)
unique multi plate etching and mono print
71 x 93 cms Framed size
A simple, powerful image incorporating a palette of humming colour and intricate crumbling etched details of Islamic script on the domed ceiling.
Available to view:
ELOQUENT SPACES | sacred and secular indian architecture
Railings Gallery, Marylebone
9-30th Oct 2019
02079351114 | email@example.com
Crumbling palaces, echoing pillared halls, mesmerizing carving and dreams in stone are the inspiration for this, Natasha Kumar’s latest show at Railings Gallery, an exhibition of unique works on paper that captures the essence of Indian architecture.
They are the spaces and elements she seeks out on her journeys around North India. The sense of place, rich emotion and meaning that she finds, Natasha brings back to us conveyed through rich colours, intricate design, subtle and evocative textures. Always with a twist that makes her work unique, and exciting.
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Bara Gumbad meaning big dome. A beautiful mosque in the Lodi gardens, Delhi.
Built by the Afgan, Sikander Lodi (1489-1517) it has three domes and two vaulted roofs. Whilst it is open to the gardens on one side the sense of dark space and depth is accentuatated by the single doorway punctured with light. It is a combination of rich reddy brown sanstone and warm granite. The plasterwork is crumbling around the carved arabic insriptions. Standing there you can breath the history.
More than simply picturesque India Natasha Kumar responds to the culture of India, through the architectural forms and the vivid hypnotising colours and moods of modern India. They bring us the heady mix of traditional and historical of Islamic and mughal and modern and physical – actual and abstract – elemental . The kind of art that is both beautiful, decorative and substantial.