Speechless City by Gulammohammed SheikhSpeechless City by Gulammohammed Sheikh
Speechless City by Gulammohammed Sheikh

'The scene is eerily still. A city stands, ghostlike, emptied, sprawled across a square canvas; in the foreground sickly green houses, their open doors like gaping mouths, in the background stacks of haphazard buildings that are reminiscent of busy chowks and crossings across the country. Between them, the amalgamation of ground and sky overwhelms the composition with swathes of ominous orange. The painting readapts the visual language of Mughal miniature painting, in which space is stacked and interspersed with uniform shocks of flattened colour, to a dream-like depiction of the present day.'


Justin Pickard

Source: The Art of Resistance: Speechless City …