After Lynes, Untitled #1, 2021
A limited edition print by Sunil Gupta, exclusive to House of Voltaire. Signed and numbered by the artist.
Edition of 40
Image Size: 26.5x18.5 cm Paper Size 29.7 x 21cm (unframed)
Digital print on Hahnemuhle bamboo, 290 gsm
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About The Artwork
Gupta’s 'Pre-Raphaelites' series engages wtih romance, desire, passion and British Colonialist law - specifically section 377, which criminalised "against the order of nature". Dealing with the ‘truths’ of posturing gay couples, single people and families, the photographs are centred on (real people) who occupy the spaces of criminal intent within the lines of section 377. The Pre-Raphaelites stood for a reformation of art, for attention to near-photographic detail and colour, the brilliance of which was meant to wipe out the “unstable areas of muddy darkness” that characterised the hypocrisy of the classical Victorian pose. Connecting to this art historical movement is both a comment on the aesthetic nature of works such as this one, and the light shed by the political positioning of the series.