Srijon Chowdhury

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Antoine Levi, Paris

Srijon Chowdhury’s work recasts themes from across the history of representational art, from classical sculpture to Indian miniature to medieval tapestry to German Expressionism and onwards. He subtly subverts the medium’s formalities—color, perspective, light, and surface—and its subjects—nature, spirituality, death, the body. He gives unanticipated twists to traditional genres, including ancient myths, biblical stories, and family portraiture: contemporary life is historicized, gender expectations are upended, and familiar symbols and settings are reconfigured.