Surendran Nair

I Beg Your Pardon- The Scorpion Act Ii - An Actor Meditating On A Character Of An Imaginary Play

Lot No
40
Medium
Oil on canvas
Year
2002
Size
71 x 46.5 in.
Estimate
Rs. 8,00,000 - 12,00,000

Winning Bid

₹ 20,99,895

(Inclusive 15% margin)

additional information

Signed & Dated : On the Reverse

Exhibited and Published : Under the Skin of Simulation, The Fine Art Resource, Berlin, 2003

Published : Itinerant Mythologies, Ranjit Hoskote, Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai, 2009

Provenance : From an important Delhi collection

about artist

Born in 1956 in Onkkoor, Kerala, Surendran Nair did his BFA (Painting) from College of Fine Arts, Kerala and Post Diploma (Printmaking) from M.S. University, Baroda. He has taken part in several prestigious group shows. Among his prominent shows is ‘The Bad Behaviour of Singularities’ presented by Sakshi Art Gallery at Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi (2006), apart from other solos in galleries across India and abroad. The artist is known to explore the ideas of identity in relation with modernity and tradition, from a critical perspective. The artist also looks to decipher India's fast changing political and social landscape. He has once stated: “My work for many years has been within the framework of a self-styled project where the body of paintings becomes a testimony that chronicles my observations on the changing political and social landscape of Indian life.”