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A distinguished artist, Amit Ambalal lends a refreshing take on art, as he captivates with his trademark wit and humour. The expert is also known for working with untainted colours, blending them on paper instead of the palette.
Amit Ambalal is a self-taught artist with no formal training. He blossomed under the tutelage of veteran artist Chhaganlal Jadhav. Born in 1943 in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, he graduated in Art, Commerce and Law, after which he joined the family business. In 1979, the artist answered his true calling by rejecting his legacy and taking a leap into the vibrant world of art.
The maverick draws inspiration from day to day life, offering his own interesting spin to it by interspersing reality with mythology. On the one hand, his work reflects deep influences of the Nathdwara style of devotional painting, and on the other, he adopts a contemporary style through which he portrays human behavioural dispositions with queer human and animal subjects. The artist has a special fondness for watercolours, and has said, "Watercolours have a knack of telling you when the painting is complete, apart from its luminosity and transparency, which is not seen in other mediums."
Amit Ambalal's first solo exhibition was in 1980, and over the years, he has participated in many shows around India, as well as in group exhibitions abroad. He currently lives and works in Ahmedabad.
Limited Edition Prints are a series of identical prints of an artwork, commissioned by the artist. Restricted to a one-time printing of a certain number of pieces, each print is numbered and signed by the artist, establishing its’ authenticity.
Because the number of prints is limited, signed prints of acclaimed artists hold value, and can be investment-worthy, just like original works of art. Christie’s and Sotheby’s – the world’s two most renowned auction houses – hold auctions exclusively for prints. A Pablo Picasso print sold for US$1.7 million in 2010!
There are different techniques in printmaking, including offset printing, digital printing, lithography and serigraphy. Serigraphy, or silk screen printing is considered one of the most sophisticated techniques. In this process, thick, opaque colours are passed through the screen, creating prints with vibrant colours and beautiful textures, that make the artwork look just like a painting.
Works by any artist are limited, and prints are a fantastic way for acclaimed artists, to make their art available to a larger number of people. This makes limited edition prints popular amongst new art buyers as well as seasoned art collectors.
|Medium:||Serigraph on Paper|
|Size:||34.5 x 40.5 inches|
|Provenance:||From the Artist|
|Edition:||Edition of 108|
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