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  • Provenance

    Private collection, New Delhi

  • Catalogue Essay

    The present lot is a vibrant work by T.V. Santosh combining elements of photorealism with abstraction. These themes are exemplified with his choice of luminous dichromatic tones evoking a sentiment of human body temperature that almost seems to radiate from the actual painting. This use of tonality appears to be an attempt to describe the variations of body temperature through color and is further illustrated with the incorporation of a thermometer. He describes his use of technique as a counter language to the paintings. He adds to say, "Whichever language you choose today the question of originality arises. With the photo realistic technique you can deal with the current issues of global and political nature. It has immediacy compared to the stylistic language."
    T.V. Santosh taken from www.saffronart.com

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Untitled

2005
Oil on canvas.
48 x 36 1/4 in. (121.9 x 92.1 cm).
Signed and dated “T.V. Santosh 2005” on the reverse.

Estimate
£20,000 - 25,000 

Sold for £66,000

Contemporary Art Evening Sale

Evening Sale
13 October 2007, 4pm
London