|Author||Skye Arundhati Thomas|
|Status||not yet published|
Self-taught painter Lalitha Lajmi (1932–2023) was born in Kolkata, India, into a family with a keen interest in the arts, yet her artistic fervor was nonetheless limited by her circumstances. As a single mother, Lajmi set up her first studio in her garage, working on her multivalent practice long into the night. Her initial investigations began with realism and later moved into expressions of Tantrism and the concept of Bindu. Critical acknowledgment of Lajmi’s work would not materialize until the very end of her life. The artist died soon after her first museum survey at Mumbai’s National Gallery of Modern Art. In this first critical volume and biography of the artist, author Skye Arundhati Thomas delves into Lajmi’s archives, papers, letters, and sketchbooks in pursuit of clues about the artist’s character.
|96 p, ills colour & bw, 11 x 16 cm, pb, English|