Chinese girl by Chughtai

‘Etching is a time-consuming process requiring patience and skill in equal measures. A. R. Chughtai’s etchings aren’t faithful renditions of Mughal lore or memories from a family traceable to the Tatars and Uzbeks of Central Asia and the Caucasus. Exploration, experimentation and reconfiguration abound in most of the works. Amidst reinterpretations of familiar topics imbued with contemporaneity — the stuff of Mughal or Indian folklore — are also explorations possibly informed by exposure to foreign literature and travel.’ 

Abdul Rahman Chughtai. Chinese girl, etching on paper, 27.7 x 22.5cm

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