By By Reyaz, Aug 9 2019 03:56PM
This unique body of work was created for an exhibition titled "Matisse Revisited", curated by the members of AFSA at the Birla Academy of Arts and Culture in Kolkata. Cut-Outs acts as a new investigation in clay of my past work. With this work, I investigates a simple vase form which I uses as an essence of a still life composition, infusing a playful and colourful element to it by embedding cut-out of coloured clay.
There are multiple references to the work of Matisse - the palette, the warmth of the tones, the flat cut-outs used as collage or the reference to the vase form.