One of India’s prominent contemporary artists,Sujata Bajaj is back with L’Ordre du Monde,her latest compilation of paintings
Colours,in all their vibrant glory,define her and her works,which have now spread over a vivid kaleidoscope of work has been widely exhibited all over the world and the accolades she has received are too numerous. Her use of rich vibrant colours reveals her Indian roots,yet her aesthetic sensibilities are European,the continent she has adopted for the past 20 years.
“I belong to Rajasthan,which is home to very vibrant and colourful traditions and so,it’s natural to be inspired by colours,” says the artist who primarily paints acrylic on canvas and in mixed media. “My attraction for lines and colours goes back a long time and the way you can express yourself through colours and lines is incomparable to anything else,” she adds.
The city has been home to Sujata because it was here that she studied art and here that she had her first solo exhibition,inaugurated by C S Kirloskar in 1978. The upward graph of her journey has now culminated in a book called L’Ordre du Monde by the well known French filmmaker,writer and critic Jean-Claude Carriere. “Carriere is like the Satyajit Ray of France and he’s been buying my works for the past 20 years. So,it was an absolute honour to have him collaborate with me for this book,” avers Bajaj.
To be released today by Dinesh Vazirani,founder and CEO,Saffronart,”L’Ordre du Monde can mean both ‘an arrangement of things in which one thing follows another’ and ‘the condition in which everything has its prope place and function’,” says the veteran artist who was born in Jaipur. “The expression L’Ordre du Monde takes on so much spiritual and philosophical significance that it’s impossible to translate without betraying the spirit of the same,” she adds.