Dimension: 12 x 8.5 in.
Publisher: Emami Art
This exquisite exhibition book is designed to accompany the exhibition ‘The Dark Edge of Green’ at Emami Art, Kolkata, featuring the works of Arunima Chowdhury, one of the most prolific artists of our time. Curated by art critic and writer Nancy Adajania, the exhibition pivots around the artist’s childhood memories and eternal love for nature.
The book consists of an enriching curatorial essay by Adajania, a memoir of the artist and lavish prints of the artworks of Chowdhury that were portrayed in the exhibition. The earliest work dating back to 1995, most of these prints feature Arunima’s female protagonists bathed in handmade bright botanic colours and the intricacies of viewing nature. The artist’s eco-prints presented in this book embody a commitment to the ethic of eco-sensitivity and self-sufficiency.
‘Years have gone by, yet the anguish of the artist, Arunima Choudhury, remains a cathartic memory that sets off The Dark Edge of Green. The title of her retrospective reminds the viewer of how darkness creeps into tender green early in life.’
- The Telegraph