This work suggests a blend of Raza’s two distinctive styles of paintings, one being his gestural brushwork, and other being his Abstractionism. A large black bindu occupies the central space in this work, surrounded by volatile, vibrating colors as in medieval paintings from Rajasthan. A wide spectrum of warm colors, such as ochre yellow, saffron, burnt sienna, pale greens and greys are a collective narrative of the palette of India. It should also be noted that although Raza was interested in and knowledgeable about French poetry, the words of poetry from India are the only objects, verbal artefacts, which he allowed to exist in his works, like the words inscribed at the bottom left of this work.
'Maa laut kar jab aaunga, kya launga?' (translated to: Mother, when I return, what will I bring?). S.H. Raza was deeply moved by this title of a poem by Ashok Vajpeyi, inspiring an entire series of artworks.
This Limited Edition Serigraph is printed in 37 colors on archival paper. The serigraph was published in an edition size of 100. This item will be shipped unframed, in a roll. The paper size is 60 x 85 inch, image size is 52 x 76.5 inch. The print is signed by the artist and comes with a certificate of authenticity