The paintings you are about to see are by C K Purandare, a self-taught Indian artist based in the UK. These paintings are not decorative. They try to depict the real world around us.
Attempt is mainly to document collective miseries of peoples and investigate social pathology behind the misery. The dominant political discourse today is dictated by the state‚ market and media – none bothered about the weak.
The alternative to this discourse seems to drift towards being self – obsessed – hedonist‚ reclusive or esoteric. So there is a need to reiterate that hunger‚ poverty and violence still afflict a vast majority of humans in the world.
The paintings endeavour to state this problem. They will have served their purpose if they make you pause and think.
Through this app, you will get a glimpse of how the Artist views the world through a collection of 70+ of his paintings. The app has the artist's commentary on each painting and also an audio narration in his voice.
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