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Unit-Oil, 2004
Title Unit-Oil, 2004
Museum Name National Gallery of Modern Art, Bengaluru
Gallery Name Reserve Collection
Object Type Painting
Main Material Ink on Paper
Main Artist Jeram Patel
Artist's Nationality Indian
Artist's Life Date / Bio Data 1930
Country India
Dimensions 66 cm x 49 cm
Brief Description Patel's work reveals a certain single-mindedness in this respect that is visible even in recent works, l;ike image in search of images. Early in the 60's Jeram, Patel starts experimenting with incision created on wood through the action of a blowlamp. The scorched, pitted surface is then worked over with enamel paint, sometimes coupled with plastic emulsion, tin sheets and nails. Patel's statement is revealing of his aim; "Nobody can create anything, the only thing one can do is destroy, things". These works reveal the quality of a primal encounter between the artists subjectivity and the material in a process that has overtones of painfully erotic combat.