Signed and dated 'Sudhir Patwardhan May '02' (lower right)
signed, titled, dated and inscribed 'Sudhir Patwardhan / Torso-1 / 2002 / Charcoal' (on the reverse)
'Shadow Lines' (Vadehra Art Gallery, 2006)
'Crafting of Reality' Sudhir Patwardhan: Drawings, Ranjit Hoskote (The Guild Art Gallery, 2007)
ARTIANA CATALOGUE STATEMENT BY SUDHIR PATWARDHAN
The work here, 'Torso I', is one of a series of drawings that I did, exploring the structure underlying my figurative compositions. When I paint or draw the human figure, two elements interact. Observation and expression. Observation of the external form of the figure and expression of my feelings towards the figure. But these two in themselves are not sufficient to give shape to the image. There is an internal sense of structure that I have to base my observations and expression on so that the observation is not merely a record of facts, and the expression is not mere sentiment. These series was aimed at laying that underlying structure bare through drawing.