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NATASHA KUMAR New Paintings and Editions 9th – 30th October

RAILINGS GALLERY 5 New Cavendish Street London W1G 8UT Open: 10am-6pm Monday-Saturday & 11am-5pm Sunday 020 7935 1114

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NATASHA KUMAR New Paintings and Editions 9th – 30th October

This catalogue features images and details of new limited edition prints and original paintings by Natasha Kumar. All works are for sale on receipt of this catalogue. Prices are inclusive of VAT. For information about framing options, Net Export prices or any other enquiries, please contact the gallery.

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NATASHA KUMAR New Paintings and Editions 9th – 30th October

Art and India are in Natasha Kumar’s genes. On her mother’s English side, she comes from a line of established artists; whilst her father’s Indian heritage can be traced back to Kashmir and Afghanistan, via stories of partition and lost family gold. Kumar studied printmaking for seven years at Manchester University and Venice Accademia di Belle Arti before returning to London to complete an MA at Camberwell College of Art in 2000. Since then, Kumar has exhibited extensively, with recent exhibitions including annual shows at the Royal Geographical Society and a five-month Solo exhibition at the Southbank in London. Her distinctive work has also caught the interest of curators selecting for a diverse range of venues including the VIP Lounge at Heathrow, The Cinnamon Club, The Institute of Neurology, The Taj Hotel, Victoria, Asia House, London and for The Arts For India event at the Saatchi Gallery, London. Earlier this year, the Soho House Group acquired a series of Kumar’s works for their latest venture, which is to open in Mumbai later this year. Kumar has received numerous awards for her printmaking, the most recent being the Rise Art Print Prize, for which the artist, Harland Miller, selected her hand-drawn screen print, Going Home. For this, her second solo exhibition at Railings Gallery, Kumar has created the #Dipti edition and a new collection of oil paintings based on Indian women – a recurring theme. “I paint contemporary India, as I find it, from village scene to market place or palace view, but I’m particularly inspired by Indian women. Not just the bold colours or fall and fold of a diaphanous sari, those quintessential things that we find so alluring about them. Rather by capturing a moment of their lives, veiled, glimpsed or elusive, they help me on my own artistic journey in seeking a fuller sense of my heritage. After all, every painter paints themselves and my great question is what can I know of their lives that might have been mine. The works in the Railings Gallery, paintings and hand-drawn silkscreen prints, are observations on the cultural roles available to Indian women, and their individual and collective journey to empowerment.”


Editions


Natasha Kumar Indian Woman #Blue Dipti I Catalogue No. 1 Hand drawn screenprint 44.5 x 62.5cm image size Edition of 10

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Natasha Kumar Indian Woman #Blue Dipti II Catalogue No. 2 Hand drawn screenprint 44.5 x 62.5cm image size Edition of 4

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Natasha Kumar Indian Woman #Dipti (Relief series I) Catalogue No. 3 Hand drawn screenprint 44.5 x 62.5cm image size Edition of 12

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Natasha Kumar Indian Woman #Foil Dipti I Catalogue No. 4 Hand drawn screenprint with decorative foil 44.5 x 62.5cm image size Edition of 2

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Natasha Kumar Indian Woman #Gold Dipti II Catalogue No. 5 hand drawn screenprint with 22 carat gold leaf (slight variations to the texture and finish of the gold make each piece unique) 44.5 x 62.5cm image size Edition of 20

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A pot begins as impure raw clay, a material made of the dust of generations past. It is worked and purified with fire into an object with new life, decorated and dedicated under women’s hands for a new destiny.


Detail

Natasha Kumar Indian Woman #Gold Dipti Ill Catalogue No. 6 hand drawn screenprint with 22 carat gold leaf (slight variations to the texture and finish of the gold make each piece unique) 44.5 x 62.5cm image size Edition of 10

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Natasha Kumar Indian Woman #Gold Dipti IV Catalogue No. 7 hand drawn screenprint with 22 carat gold leaf (slight variations to the texture and finish of the gold make each piece unique) 44.5 x 62.5cm image size Edition of 8

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Natasha Kumar Indian Woman #Silver Dipti I Catalogue No. 8 hand drawn screenprint with silver (aluminium) leaf 44.5 x 62.5cm image size Two Artist’s Proofs SOLD OUT

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Natasha Kumar Maala Series II Catalogue No. 9 Screenprint 147 x 184cm image size / 202 x 167 x 4cm framed size Edition of 5

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A pot begins as impure raw clay, a material made of the dust of generations past. It is worked and purified with fire into an object with new life, decorated and dedicated under women’s hands for a new destiny.

Natasha Kumar title description description xxx xxxcm image size ÂŁxxx unframed


Natasha Kumar Maala Series I Catalogue No. 36 Screenprint 147 x 184cm image size / 202 x 167 x 4cm framed size Edition of 5

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A pot begins as impure raw clay, a material made of the dust of generations past. It is worked and purified with fire into an object with new life, decorated and dedicated under women’s hands for a new destiny.

Natasha Kumar title description description xxx xxxcm image size ÂŁxxx unframed


Natasha Kumar Maala Series III Catalogue No. 37 Screenprint 147 x 184cm image size / 202 x 167 x 4cm framed size Edition of 5

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Natasha Kumar Indian Woman #Diya (floral gold leaf Artist’s Proof) Catalogue No. 10 Hand drawn screenprint with 23.5 carat gold leaf 53 x 50cm image size Unique SOLD

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In #Diya, she carries a tray of votive oil lamps or diya, splendid in her hot-pink sari. At Diwali, the festival of light, it is traditionally her role to lay them at the entrance to the home, and welcome Lakshmi within.The goddess of wealth will not enter a house that is dark, so the cotton wick of the little ghee lamps must be lit before nightfall. But she has another role here: diya are lit at Diwali to banish the shadows of ignorance, making her a standard-bearer of knowledge, lighting the path for Indian women to fulfillment and prosperity.


Natasha Kumar Indian Woman #Suitable Match II Catalogue No. 11 hand drawn screenprint with 22 carat gold leaf (slight variations to the texture and finish of the gold make each piece unique) 50 x 60cm image size / 77 x 68cm framed size Edition of 22 EDITION SOLD OUT

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In #Suitable Match she strides across pages of matrimonial adverts in search of an astrologically harmonious husband, the prize in a quest for a bride of the right caste and level of education. It’s her dharma, her duty, that she should be married. But educated, she keeps her identity among traditional household responsibilities and empowered, her voice and independence.


A pot begins as impure raw clay, a material made of the dust of generations past. It is worked and purified with fire into an object with new life, decorated and dedicated under women’s hands for a new destiny.

Natasha Kumar Indian Woman # Fired Earth (Series IV) Catalogue No. 12 Hand drawn screenprint 60 x 82cm image size / 74 x 103cm framed size Unique SOLD

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Clay is the foundation of civilization, a vital element in every society’s growth and development. It remains so today in rural India where the formation, dissolution and regeneration of terracotta echoes the central Hindu belief of reincarnation Working on the potter’s wheel is man’s work, forbidden to women.Their role is the decoration of the pots, adorning them with designs passed from mother to daughter that will protect the contents and purify them for the gods.

Natasha Kumar Indian Woman # Fired Earth series II Catalogue No. 13 hand drawn screenprint with 22 carat gold leaf (slight variations to the texture and finish of the gold make each piece unique) 60 x 83cm image size / 73 x 97cm float mounted framed / 86 x 111cm window mounted framed Edition of 15 EDITION SOLD OUT

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She carries in the newly made pot the potential of her changing role as Indian Woman, the embossed block print on symbolic silver an elegant reference to the traditional designs through which women pass their art from generation to generation.

Natasha Kumar Indian Woman #Fired Earth (silver embossed Artist’s Proof) Catalogue No. 14 hand drawn screenprint with silver (aluminium) leaf 60 x 82cm image size Unique Artist’s Proof RESERVED

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Chhatris are raised dome-shaped pavilions in fudian architecture, or funerary sites. They are contain elements of Hindu as well as Mughal architecture. The term “chhatri� means umbrella or canopy. With their beautiful onion domes and shapely arches these are some of the most elegant Royal Chhatris in fudia.

Natasha Kumar Royal Chhatris (Blue series II) Catalogue No. 28 Etching and screenprint 77 x 56cm image size / 68 x 88cm float mounted framed size Unique SOLD

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Natasha Kumar Rasa Lila Catalogue No. 29 Etching, embossing, monoprint and screen print on paper 83 x 56cm image size / 67 x 93cm framed size Unique

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Natasha Kumar’s work evokes a moment of the Rasa Lila, the transcendental dance of divine love when Krishna danced under an autumn full moon with his consort Radha, and his devoted gopis. Through a subtle combination of etching and screenprint that references architectural motifs of the chhatri, and pictorial traditions of the dance Kumar allows the viewer to share the gopi’s ethereal experience of the Rasa Lila. Each gopi feels that she dances with Krishna alone, the focus of his attention. But taken as a whole, the work catches a glimpse of how Krishna reproduced himself a thousand times over to dance with every gopi simultaneously. Natasha Kumar’s Rasa Lila is a striking contemporary reinterpretation of a classical Hindu story.


Natasha Kumar Rasa Lila (series 3/9) Catalogue No. 30 Etching and screenprint 83 x 55.5cm image size / 67 x 93cm framed size Unique

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Natasha Kumar Ganesha Series III Catalogue No. 31 Hand-drawn silkscreen print with silver leaf 74 x 53cm image size Edition of 10

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Natasha Kumar Ganesha Series IV Catalogue No. 32 Hand-drawn silkscreen print with 22ct gold leaf 74 x 53cm image size Edition of 20

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Natasha Kumar Jali Window (Smoke Grey) Catalogue No. 33 Etching and Monoprint with 22 ct Moon Gold Leaf 83 x 54cm image size Unique

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Natasha Kumar Jali Window (Orange) Catalogue No. 34 Etching and Monoprint with 22 ct Moon Gold Leaf 83 x 54cm image size Unique

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Natasha Kumar Going Home (Gold Series) Catalogue No. 35 Hand-drawn screenprint with 22ct Chinese Gold Leaf 89 x 60cm image size Edition of 20 EDITION SOLD OUT

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Original Paintings


Detail

Natasha Kumar Acrobat’s wife Catalogue No. 15 Oil on board 29 x 21cm image size £2,000 framed

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Detail

Natasha Kumar Dipti, study Catalogue No. 16 Oil on board 29 x 21cm image size ÂŁ2,000 framed SOLD Enquire about this item


Detail

Natasha Kumar Diya, study Catalogue No. 17 Oil on board 29 x 21cm image size ÂŁ2,000 framed SOLD Enquire about this item


Working on the potter’s wheel is man’s work, forbidden to women.Their role is the decoration of the pots, adorning them with designs passed from mother to daughter that will protect the contents and purify them for the gods.

Natasha Kumar Fired Earth Study I Catalogue No. 18 Oil on board 29 x 21cm image size £2,000 framed SOLD

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Detail

Natasha Kumar Fired Earth Study II Catalogue No. 19 Oil on board 29 x 21cm image size ÂŁ2,000 framed SOLD Enquire about this item


Veiled against the midday heat.

Natasha Kumar Lalitha I Elegant Catalogue No. 20 Oil on board 40 x 60cm image size / 60 x 80cm framed size ÂŁ3,850 framed SOLD

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Detail

Natasha Kumar Long Road Catalogue No. 21 Oil on board 29 x 21cm image size ÂŁ2,000 framed

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Detail

Natasha Kumar Mataki Catalogue No. 22 Oil on board 29 x 21cm image size ÂŁ2,000 framed SOLD

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The Rajasthani water carrier; dignity and grace personified despite her burden.

Natasha Kumar Paniharin Catalogue No. 23 Oil on board 60 x 90cm image size ÂŁ6,000 framed SOLD

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Detail

Natasha Kumar Paniharin, Study Catalogue No. 24 Oil on board 29 x 21cm image size ÂŁ2,000 framed SOLD Enquire about this item


Natasha Kumar Shiv Puja Catalogue No. 25 Oil on board 29 x 21cm image size ÂŁ2,000 framed

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A timless moment Shiva ritual; touching hope carved in stone.


Detail

Natasha Kumar Three sisters Catalogue No. 26 Oil on board 29 x 21cm image size ÂŁ2,000 framed SOLD

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Natasha Kumar Woman & Cow, study Catalogue No. 27 Oil on board 29 x 21cm image size ÂŁ2,000 framed

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To the market, or on the way back; a timeless India.


Catalogue Title

Media

Image Size

Edition Size

1

Indian Woman # Blue Dipti I

Hand drawn screenprint

44.5 x 62.5 cm

10

2

Indian Woman # Blue Dipti II

Hand drawn screenprint

44.5 x 62.5 cm

4

3

Indian Woman #Dipti (Relief Series I)

Hand drawn screenprint

44.5 x 62.5 cm

12

4

Indian Woman # Foil Dipti I

Hand drawn screenprint with decorative foil

44.5 x 62.5 cm

2

5

Indian Woman # Gold Dipti II

Hand drawn screenprint with 22 ct gold leaf

44.5 x 62.5 cm

20

6

Indian Woman # Gold Dipti III

Hand drawn screenprint with 22 ct gold leaf

44.5 x 62.5 cm

10

7

Indian Woman # Gold Dipti IIV

Hand drawn screenprint with 22 ct gold leaf

44.5 x 62.5 cm

8

8

Indian Woman # Silver Dipti I

Hand drawn screenprint with silver (Aluminium) leaf

44.5 x 62.5 cm

2 AP

9

Maala Series II

Screenprint

147 x 184 cm

5

10

Indian Woman # Diya (Floral gold leaf - Artist's Proof)

Hand drawn screenprint with 23.5 ct gold leaf

53 x 50 cm

Unique

11

Indian Woman # Suitable Match II

Hand drawn screenprint with 22 ct gold leaf

50 x 60 cm

22

12

Indian Woman # Fired Earth (Series IV)

Hand drawn screenprint

60 x 82 cm

Unique

13

Indian Woman # Fired Earth (Series II)

Hand drawn screenprint with 22ct gold leaf

60 x 83 cm

15

14

Indian Woman # Fired Earth (Silver embossed Artist's Proof)

Hand drawn screenprint with silver (Aluminium) leaf

60 x 82 cm

Unique

28

Royal Chhatris (Blue series II)

Etching and screenprint

77 x 56cm

Unique

29

Rasa Lila

Etching, embossing, monoprint and screen print

83 x 56 cm

Unique

30

Rasa Lila (series 3/9)

Etching and screenprint

83 x 55.5 cm

Unique

31

Ganesha Series III

Hand-drawn silkscreen print with silver leaf

74 x 53 cm

10

32

Ganesha Series IV

Hand-drawn silkscreen print with 22ct gold leaf

74 x 53 cm

20

33

Jali Window (Smoke Grey)

Etching and Monoprint with 22 ct Moon Gold Leaf

83 x 54 cm

Unique

34

Jali Window (Orange)

Etching and Monoprint with 22 ct Moon Gold Leaf

83 x 54 cm

Unique

35

Going Home (Gold Series)

Hand-drawn screenprint with 22ct Chinese Gold Leaf

89 x 60 cm

20

36

Maala Series I

Screenprint

147 x 184 cm

5

37

Maala Series III

Screenprint

147 x 184 cm

5


Title

Media

Image Size

Price framed

15

Acrobat's Wife

Oil on board

29 x 21 cm

£2,000

16

Dipti Study

Oil on board

29 x 21 cm

£2,000

17

Diya, Study

Oil on board

29 x 21 cm

£2,000

18

Fired Earth, Study I

Oil on board

29 x 21 cm

£2,000

19

Fired Earth, Study II

Oil on board

29 x 21 cm

£2,000

20

Lalitha I Elegant

Oil on board

40 x 60 cm

£3,850

21

Long Road

Oil on board

29 x 21 cm

£2,000

22

Mataki

Oil on board

29 x 21 cm

£2,000

23

Paniharin

Oil on board

60 x 90 cm

£6,000

24

Paniharin Study

Oil on board

29 x 21 cm

£2,000

25

Shiv Puja

Oil on board

21 x 29 cm

£2,000

26

Three Sisters

Oil on board

21 x 29 cm

£2,000

27

Woman & Cow Study

Oil on board

21 x 29 cm

£2,000

This catalogue features images and details of a selection of limited edition prints and original paintings by Natasha Kumar. Please contact us for confirmation of availability and prices. Tel: 020 7 935 1114 or email info@railings-gallery.com. E&OE


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Natasha Kumar Paintings & Editions  

This catalogue features a selection of new original editions and paintings by Natasha Kumar.

Natasha Kumar Paintings & Editions  

This catalogue features a selection of new original editions and paintings by Natasha Kumar.