TRACING DUALITIES OVER 4 DECADES
Caur’s women are strong and sturdy – they belong to yesterday and today. There is no hint of sensuality, for her women and nature share a symbiotical connection, writes Uma Nair.
To look at a painting by Arpana Caur is to be drawn into the world of a woman. To be caressed by the neatly delineated contours of the brush of the finest figurative artist in India. No one can create a supine or yogic squatting human character on canvas the way Caur does and this is the structural firmament that greets your gaze at this celebration of 40 years of work at the Swaraj Archives in Noida. Dualities, social commentaries ,transcendental trajectories, objects swirl and scatter like surreal leitmotifs laden on tales woven from antiquity to meet present day reality.