44.8 x 26.5cm image; 49 x 30.6cm sheet
Adapting the traditions of local and indigenous folk and tribal painters, Roy developed a bold, graphic style which he took to its logical conclusion. Fuelled by a romantic and ultimately orientalist ideology, Roy sought to renounce his elite status as an artist, setting up a workshop where anonymous artists created works collaboratively. Works such as 'Gopini' and 'Three men in a boat' (Acc.no.20.1994) are typical of Roy's paintings, which attempt to locate a distinctive Indian modernity at the limit of the village and the urban, the tribal and the modern.
The Asian Collections, AGNSW, 2003, pg.54.
'Indian painting' by Haema Sivanesan, pg. 20-21., Look Mar 2001, Mar 2001, 20, 21 (colour illus.).
Haema Sivanesan (Australia) (Assistant Curator), Indian Painting, Sydney, 2001. cat.no. 6.3
'Contemporary Painting in Urban and Village India', The Asian Collections Art Gallery of New South Wales 2003, 2003, 54 (colour illus.).
A survey of Indian art (1967), Fisher Library, University of Sydney, 06 Sep 1967–23 Sep 1967.
Indian Painting, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 06 Apr 2001–11 Jun 2001.