4 min read.Updated: 25 Nov 2017, 12:35 AM ISTRahul Kumar
The artist, who had M.F. Husain and Shammi Kapoor as early buyers of his works, is showing his recent monochrome 'heads' in Mumbai
He’s nearly 90 years old, has had seven decades of art practice, thousands of works and hundreds of shows. Akbar Padamsee is described as an “intellectual artist" who has been inspired by concepts of formalism, an artistic practice that rigorously adheres to recognizable forms as the basis to configure the imagery. His ongoing show in Mumbai, Where The Lines Fall, presented by Priyasri Art Gallery, comprises monochromatic figures, or “heads", largely drawn on paper and lithographs over the past decade. At his south Mumbai home, the artist shows me a diptych of his landscape painting on canvas, completed this year.