Rasa Vermillion I and II (Pair)
Etching and monoprint with caplain gold leaf
Rich texture and fine detail
54 x 54cm image size | 65 x 66cm framed size
Both works are float mounted into a hand stained waxed frame with non reflective glass
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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Natasha Kumar’s Rasa series is an extension of her fine architectural studies of chhatris, inspired by the stone-carved concentric circles on the underside of the chhatri dome.
Rasa can mean emotion or essence: just as the hypnotising images of the series symbolise the harmony of circling planets, their vivid colours reflect the emotional essence of a mood.
Delicate etching and monoprints on paper with rich colours and deep textures, Natasha Kumar’s new Rasa collection brings together the abstract and the actual in vivid, hypnotising work that references Mughal architecture and her Indian heritage.