Jitish Kallat

Rickshawpolis 4

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Rickshawpolis 4
Jitish Kallat
Rickshawpolis 4
2006
Acrylic on canvas with bronze gargoyles
178 x 274 cm
Rickshawpolis 4 is like a vast collision portrait of a thumping, claustrophobic city-street. The vehicles collide on the face of the canvas like a mushroomed explosion; battered vehicles are intermingled with figures that appear to negotiate a way through this chaos and calamity. The painting itself is mounted on bronze sculptures that are re-creations of gargoyles that are found atop the 120 year old Victoria Terminus Building in the centre of Mumbai.

     
 


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