Malani, Nalini b.1946 / Broken #2
about this work
At 60 inches the work holds a plethora of forms and subjects, while the application of color enhances the dreamscape like composition. The horizontal lines tearing across the painting are like water / rain / blood leaving streaks The central figure is the female protagonist that appears in nearly all of her works. She standson a machine giving life to two fetuses or watching them die, while dismembered body partsand skulls stay floating as in a dreamscape. The dichotomy of life and death in this work is compelling.

Nalini Malani (b.1946, Pakistan)

Broken #2, 2009

Acrylic, ink & enamel reverse painting on acrylic sheet
dia: 152.5 cm.
dia: 60 1/16 in.
Chemould Prescott Road Gallery, Mumbai, India Current Location:
UK - London - G4Si PaintingSouth Asia


Chemould Prescott Booth
India Art Summit, New Delhi, India
January 2011

Spliting the Other
Chemould Prescott Road, Mumbai, India
November 2010


Barry Schwabsky, Vitamin P2
Phaidon Books (Book), 2011

Hatje Cantz, Nalini MAlani: Splitting the other
Musee Cantonal Des beaux-Arts (Catalogue),

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