S.H. Raza (b.1922)
A founder member of the Progressive Artists’ Group, Raza’s style has evolved over
the years -beginning with expressionist landscapes (drawing from a childhood spent
in the forests of Madhya Pradesh), which became rigid, geometric representations
of landscape in the 1950s. Later, the lines blurred and colour began to dominate;
his theme was still landscape but it was now non-representational. Towards the
1970s he turned to pure geometrical forms; fascinated by a metaphorical space in
the mind culminating into the circle or “Bindu” – which now became more of an
icon, sacred in its symbolism, and placing his work in an Indian context.
He has participated in numerous exhibitions, including the Sao Paulo Biennale S.H. Raza (b.1922)
A founder member of the Progressive Artists’ Group, Raza’s style has evolved over
the years -beginning with expressionist landscapes (drawing from a childhood spent
in the forests of Madhya Pradesh), which became rigid, geometric representations
of landscape in the 1950s. Later, the lines blurred and colour began to dominate;
his theme was still landscape but it was now non-representational. Towards the
1970s he turned to pure geometrical forms; fascinated by a metaphorical space in
the mind culminating into the circle or “Bindu” – which now became more of an
icon, sacred in its symbolism, and placing his work in an Indian context.
He has participated in numerous exhibitions, including the Sao Paulo Biennale

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