After a long hiatus, artist Kartick Chandra Pyne is back with a solo show in the Capital, A Celebration of the Natural. Despite having survived an acute paralytic stroke about 10 years ago, Pyne’s new works explore a variety of subjects. “There was a time when I could paint day and night. Today if I manage to sit for two-and-a half hours at one go, I feel it’s a great achievement,” says the 76-year-old artist.
Erotic imagination still drives Pyne’s imagery—his nudes are normally figures with twisted anatomy, and are known as Pyne’s “free form” images. Most of his canvasses project small, confined spaces where he also packs in voyeuristic elements by including figures watching the nudes and morphed bodies.
At the Art Konsult Art Gallery, Hauz Khas Village, from 30 October to 24 November.