by  Birgid Uccia

The following essay is based on the exhibition ‘Displacement’ by Abir Karmakar, held

at Galerie Mirchandani + Steinruecke subsequent to the 3rd Kochi-Muziris Biennale

2016. On display are large-scale interior paintings, executed in oil-on-canvas, from

the series ‘Home’ (2016), first showcased

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by  Kamala Kapoor

It has always been fascinating to see how ingeniously artists deal with narratives, especially their own. With 'Interiors', Abir Karmakar's second solo show of realistic oil paintings, his complex stories continue to evoke an inward looking world replete with imagined situations and layers of psychosomatic

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Provacative Body, Provocative Space

by  Donald Kuspit

Abir Karmakar’s “transgressive eroticism,” as Kamala Kapoor calls it, is certainly obviously provocative; but much more subtly - aesthetically - provocative, at least to my eye, is Karmakar’s reliance on tradition, not only the tradition of oil painting, as Sovom Som notes, but of spatial construction,

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