Signed and dated in English (on the reverse)
Saffronart / Lot 106 / 24 Hour Online Auction: Works on Paper / 26-27 March 2014
StoryLTD / Lot 36 / Absolute Auction of Modern and Contemporary Indian Art / 20-21 August 2014
Private collection, Singapore
Sohan Qadri invokes a vision of meditative tranquillity by combining spirituality and art in his works. Abstaining from conventional paint mediums, Qadri is known to create ink and dye works on paper that evoke the rich colors reminiscent of his birthplace, India.
Although he began his career in the 1950s painting in oil on canvas, he worked on paper almost exclusively from the 1980s. Qadri’s aesthetics were inspired by yogic practices and the hybrid marriage of Tantric imagery and late modernist minimalism, earning him the title of the “Tantric yogi artist” from Francis Newton Souza, one of India’s leading Modernists.