Shine Shivan: Draw bridge
Shine Shivan, contemporary art's enfant terrible, revitalizes the medium of drawing in his new 'open studio' solo
Shine Shivan opens up the ancient medium of drawing with sensual materiality in his new show, Language Of Deceased | Open Studio, at Mumbai’s Gallery Maskara—a fitting response to what the early 19th century French painter Paul Delaroche proclaimed: If painting is dead, drawing is “deader". Through these works, made during a ferment that lasted around a month, Shivan is saying drawing is far from dead. He makes it playful and loose, without losing the referential depth that the larger themes of the exhibition—mortality, rebirth and after-death—demand.