Stuart Hall Library
Tuesday 27 September 2022
Join us on Tuesday 27 September 2022, 5.30pm-7.30pm for the opening night of Prafulla Mohanti’s first solo exhibition in London since 2008.
The exhibition includes drawings that have never been shown before, next to the artist’s emblematic paintings and textiles. Village Letters focuses on all six Prafulla’s published books: My Village, My Life: Portrait of an Indian Village (1974), Indian village tales (1975), Through Brown Eyes (1985), Changing Village, Changing Life (1990), Longing: Poems (2004) and Shunya: Prafulla Mohanti, Paintings (2012), and reflects on the artist’s fundamental relationship with his village.
A limited-edition print will accompany the exhibition. This is a rare opportunity to own a very short run giclee print from one of Prafulla’s iconic watercolour originals featuring his eye-catching motif of bright concentric circles. To find out more contact Jenny Starr, firstname.lastname@example.org.
This project is supported by Freelands Foundation.
Prafulla Mohanti (b. India, 1936) was born and brought up in the village of Nanpur (Orissa), and moved to England in 1960 after graduating as an architect in Bombay. In 1964 he gained a diploma in town planning at Leeds where in the same year his first solo exhibition of paintings was held. He worked as an architect-planner for the Greater London Council (1965 to 1969) but gave this up to devote himself to painting and writing. His paintings have been exhibited all over the world and are in several private and public collections including the British Museum-London, the Gallery of Modern Art, The Hepworth Wakefield, and ICCR- New Delhi.