Call VI

by Chitra Merchant

In these intensely colourful screenprints, the textures and patterns reference the Indian art of the Marwar idiom in the 17th and 18th Centuries.

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Artwork details

Artist Chitra Merchant
Medium Print
Dimensions 36 x 36cm
Fabric & material 300 gsm paper
Edition 50

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Artwork description

Much of Chitra Merchant’s works use ancient Indian historical sites as a source of inspiration from which to root and develop imaginal structures that take on a life and logic of their own. Merchant is deeply interested in the metaphor of a 'Temple', ruined or whole, as an outward manifestation of an inner value.

In these screenprints, an intense feeling for a colour often forms the starting point. The textures and patterns used here reference 17th and 18th Century Indian art of the Marwar idiom, noted for their richly detailed landscapes that mapped metaphorical spaces.

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About Chitra Merchant

Chitra Merchant was born in India and completed her BA in Psychology in Bangalore before departing for a year working at an artist’s studio in West Africa.

Merchant came to the UK in the 1990s, completing another degree in Illustration at the University of West England and discovering her love of printmaking. Following group exhibitions, in 2001 she based herself at... Go to artist page