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Atul Dodiya

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‘Arrival’, Exterior: Enamel Paint on metal roller Shutters with iron hooks, 108 x 72 inches, Interior: Acrylic with marble dust and oil bar on canvas, 84 x 62 inches, 2011

Born in Bombay to a family that had migrated to the west-coast metropolis from Kathiawar in Gujarat, Atul Dodiya is one of India’s most acclaimed postcolonial artist. Dodiya’s paintings, assemblages and sculpture-installations embody a passionate, sophisticated response to the sense of crisis he feels, as an artist and as a citizen, in a transitional society damaged by the continuing asymmetries of capital yet enthused by the transformative energies of globalisation.