Atul Dodiya | the artist




The artist Atul Dodiya
Born 1959, Mumbai, India.
Lives and works in Mumbai.

Style and technique of the artist: Painting, Documenta Kassel, Venice Biennale,


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"For a figurative painter like me, the reality is slightly different. I live in Ghatkopar, my figures are Indian in the sense that they would be dark skinned and they portray the life in India that includes the poverty, the concerns and the reality. But I don’t make any political statements."
Dodiya’s strongly realistic works are subtly nuanced to provide a reflective medium to middle class homes, family life and his own biography. Thin layers of painting deftly painted strokes, mirror suggestive situations.
The Bombay Buccaneer
The Wolf at the Door
Dodiya’s strongly realistic works are subtly nuanced to provide a reflective medium to middle class homes, family life and his own biography. Thin layers of painting deftly painted strokes, mirror suggestive situations. In his latest works he freely quotes his artistic peers like Hockney and Bhupen Khakhar to reflect on the act of painting itself…
As an artist committed to the revitalisation of the two-dimensional painted surface, Dodiya engages with the ambient expressive culture: his references range from the comic strip and the popular religious oleograph, through the advertising billboard and the movie poster, to his favourite paintings from the Indian, European and American traditions. Dodiya has now moved on to embrace a variety of street furniture and its implied public-space…


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