The Guild Art Gallery in Mumbai and Jack Shainman Gallery in New York City have partnered to present Blood and Spit, an exhibition of new paintings by artist T.V. Santhosh. The exhibition, which opened yesterday, includes five large-scale hyper-color figurative paintings and eight monochromatic watercolor paintings. The source images of the paintings have a familiar quality, as many of them are sourced from or reference current media and contemporary events. At times, the images can be aggressive, political and deep humanistic. Santhosh creates deeply psychological paintings that call into questions ideas of war, terrorism and violence.
The artist is a prominent figure of the Indian art community and has developed an international reputation. He has exhibited recently with Grosvenor Vadehra Gallery, in London, Avanthay Contemporary in Zurich, and Aicon Gallery in New York City.