Vadehra Art Gallery showcased its solo show of paintings
by veteran artist S.H. Raza on 15th January, 2016 in New Delhi. The show presents some of the latest work by the artist, which highlights his continuous engagement
and experimentation with the formal elements in painting. In the current series of paintings, one can witness the subdued colour compositions emerging from a central circle (Bindu) which has defined a huge body
of his work. The Bindu has been a prime motif in Raza’s paintings and it highlights his interest in symbols, energy,
birth and rebirth. The simplicity of the form allows for a regeneration of compositions with different colours and
techniques. Another thread in Raza’s works has been an interest in the landscape, and in one of the works, he brings together the gestural strokes of his landscape with
the black Bindu and uses text to form a narrative about the black Bindu as a lover who has come from the sky to the earth upon his request. Raza continues to challenge the boundaries of his own art with these powerful and playful series of paintings.