Ranjit Hoskote is a cultural theorist, independent curator and poet. He has written Baiju Parthan: A User's Manual and has published four collections of poetry. As a curator he has organised twelve exhibitions on Indian and Asian art.
The Dancer on the Horse: Reflections on the Art of Iranna Grby Ranjit Hoskote
Iranna G.R. (b.1970) has been an artist for about 10 years. He has won many awards and has held several one-man shows in India. Participation in international exhibitions has raised his profile outside his native country. Iranna studied at a time when there was major upheaval in the economy and class system. The frictions that arose from these changes plays an important role in his work. Ranjit Hoskote has written a meditation on Iranna's life and artistic career. He looks at influences on the artist, particularly of a spiritual nature and demonstrates how events in Iranna's life had an impact on his art. The Dancer on the Horse refers to a self-portrait of that name and seems to Hoskote to provide a neat metaphor for the balancing act between the inner privacy and the outer exhibition of a painting.
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