Straddling History and Memory: Gulammohammed Sheikh
In this video we’ll look at the work of the artist Gulammohammed Sheikh (b. 1937), focussing largely on a seminal painting that exemplifies how he pushes the boundaries of conversations with the past. We’ll see how he builds new narratives of the past and present from combinations of personal memories and influences from other cultures. Click below to see what reading this artwork can teach us about how to understand complex narratives in Indian art.
This Topic steers us through the artist Gulammohammed Sheikh’s works where history and personal memory intermingle. If you wish to learn more about Sheikh, or the artists and art school associated with him, click on the links below.
- Gulammohammed Sheikh
- Faculty of Fine Arts, Maharaja Sayajirao University
- Bhupen Khakhar
- Vivan Sundaram