Siraj Saxena



Anant Art Gallery Kolkata, 2008

Catalogue essay: Ashok Vajpeyi 


Siraj Saxena’s current art makes one wonder whether doing something in art also amounts to saying something in art. A work of art attains its own reality and, as is the case in Siraj’s works, it need not reflect or meditate on given reality. In other words, this is art saying nothing and more than itself. There are colours, divisions of spaces, shadows and shapes. At times one feels as if the colours are excavating themselves, they are scratching themselves to discover some hidden reality. As if, reality is buried under layers of colours. Darkly restless to manifest itself. 


(excerpt from catalogue essay ’Beyond words’, by Ashok Vajpeyi)