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Museum Name National Gallery of Modern Art, Bengaluru
Gallery Name Reserve Collection
Object Type Painting
Main Material Acrylic on Canvas
Main Artist Ram Kumar
Artist's Nationality Indian
Artist's Life Date / Bio Data 1924
Country India
Period / Year of Work 1980
Dimensions 177.5 cm x 101.5 cm
Brief Description A majority of Ram Kumar's paintings show the tragic side of urban life, young middle class boys, problems of financial insecurity, unemployment victims of the joint family etc. his stopover in Greece after the Venice Bienalle where he saw a Japanese painter, Hokade whose works inspired him a lot. There were about six canvasses abstract, but the element of landscape was here. Varnasi too played a crucial role in Ram Kumar's life, where he painted the "vastness of humanity" blending the landscape into the figure and vice versa. "Look at a Ram Kumar painting as you would look into yourself when you try and recall your experience of a vacation in the hills, your visit to a lake or of your being air borne for the first time." His recent paintings are built of the structural parts, wedges segments,. Angular drifts of paint which, while they have a directional movement, and suggest a sweeping view, cohere, as a fabric of colour. The brown, greys and blues and occasional green or orange, are areas of positive sensation. The structure reveals itself formally expressive in many parts but evocative as while a gestalt.