WOUND Somnath Hore




n the early 1940s Somnath Hore worked as a newspaper illustrator, providing visual documentation of Bengal Famine of 1943. After that Hore went on to Government College of Art and Craft in Calcutta and up until his death in 2006 aged 86, Hore produced politically committed art in a variety of mediums including lino-cut, woodblock print, etching and wax sculpture as well as the pulp-print technique which he developed himself. Throughout his career he would return to the idea of the wound, as a fissure which would not heal. This was made manifest in his white on white ‘Wound Series’ made from paper pulp. For Hore the process of producing the viscosity of the paper pulp was a simile for the formation of a wound. Aicon Gallery is proud to present the first significant showing of a number of Hore’s ‘Wound Series’ in the UK in lower ground floor gallery. Taking this series of works as a starting point, we also present a group show, ‘Wound’ in the ground floor gallery that includes the works of Farida Batool, Shyama

Duration 30 October 2009 - 28 November 2009
Times see website
Cost free
Venue Aicon Gallery
Address 8 Heddon St London W1B 4BU, ,
Contact 020 7734 7575 / london@aicongallery.com / www.aicongallery.com

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