Alpesh Kantilal Patel

  • Kanishka Raja, KR9, 2009–10, oil on canvas, 84 x 99” overall.
    picks September 29, 2010

    Kanishka Raja

    The recent debate over whether a mosque should be built near Ground Zero and the plans of a Florida church to burn the Koran on the anniversary of 9/11 became global media events. In this context, Kanishka Raja’s latest exhibition of a site-specific mural and new paintings that blend signifiers and artistic forms connected to the West and South Asia, and that are partially based on images culled from newspapers, is certainly topical. Drawing as much on Indian miniature painting and early pre-Renaissance notions of collapsing and compressing perspective, in this show the artist creates a geographic