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Untitled

N. S. Harsha2003/2004

National Gallery of Modern Art

National Gallery of Modern Art

N.S. Harsha through his work strives to make a political statement and with the use of subtle and witty nuances, his work is a commentary on modern India and the lifestyle that people have come to acquire. Harsha has come to devise his own unique style that draws from the traditional miniature paintings and popular arts such as street art, posters, illustrated text books for children etc. These multiple inspirations have come to influence the delineation of his figures that are delicately treated with fine lines and yet flattened, his compositions often have a contorted perspective and generally focus on an event, an event that causes great curiosity that points to something that is either odd or out of the ordinary. The events that Harsha depicts raise the levels of curiosity to the extent that it becomes infectious. His work is animated and possesses an inconspicuous undertone and is a parody pertaining to globalization and its effects on India, its people and the lifestyle that they lead. They are satires that are playfully and comically presented yet make strong and compelling statements.

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  • Title: Untitled
  • Creator: N. S Harsha
  • Date Created: 2003/2004
  • Physical Dimensions: w270 x h350 cm (Without frame)
  • Type: Watercolour on paper
  • Rights: National Gallery of Modern Art, National Gallery of Modern Art

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