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Title

The invisible sword

1992


Artist

N.N. Rimzon

India

1957 -


About

N.N Rimzon studied at the college of Fine Arts, Trivandrum from 1975 and in 1984 completed a Masters in Fine Arts (sculpture) at the University of Baroda.

His work approaches the metaphysical subjects of birth, life and death with a rich vocabulary of symbols and metaphors. Free from religious iconography or undertones his work exhibits a distinctly personal response to questions on the meaning of life. In this drawing the charcoal is applied in a very deliberate yet liberal manner that expresses a certain immediacy and the artist’s sense of urgency to produce in light of, or perhaps despite death’s imminence. N.N. Rimzon says; “There is of course, the will. The will to integrate with the world, the will to change the world, to invent a new culture, a new society, to perhaps give new meaning to life. But the paradox is that the will controls neither death nor dying. And, after all, a work of art is all about death and life.”1

1. N.N. Rimzon, The Artist as Exile, Art Heritage 10, 1990-19, pp. 21-22.

Asian Art Department, AGNSW, April 2016


Details


Place where the work was made

India


Cultural origin

Baroda school


Date

1992


Media category

Drawing


Materials used

charcoal on paper


Dimensions

25.0 x 45.0 cm


Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.


Credit

Purchased 1994


Location

Not on display


Accession number

360.1994


Artist information

N.N. Rimzon

Works in the collection

2


Place

Where the work was made
India

Shown in 2 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 2 publications

Bibliography


Victoria Lynn, India Songs: multiple streams in contemporary Indian art, Sydney, 1993, 53. cat.no. 19; Collection of the artist

Haema Sivanesan, Indian painting, 'Indian Painting', verso of poster., Sydney, 2001. cat.no. 6.19