Deconstructing Sukant Khurana's art

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This book attempts to provide ways of seeing the artworks of Sukant Khurana. It tried to distil the reason why the artist's works are made repeatedly in layers that hide previous layers or made in washed out layers that each add up to a final work. It explores the knife stabs, weathering in snow and ice, treatment with fire, and themes of futility and incompletion explored by the renaissance man. More
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About Ashish Singh

Ashish Kumar Singh is from Rae Bareli district of Uttar Pradesh. His keen interests in human rights issues have pushed him further to explore the field both by taking two Masters in social sciences and by engaging in a range of organizations, working towards making the society a just and democratic place for everyone. He has more than five years of experience in fields such as policy research, project management, governance assessment and development communication. Ashish has also honed his skills in doing data collection, literature reviews, and preparation of reports as well as concepts notes for three academic institutes in India. Ashish says, “Writing is forte as I began my career as a journalist and still keep adding to the list of things I write – both on paper and online.” During his studies in Norway, Ashish has been involved with International Students Union at Oslo University College, first as Public Relations Officer, then the President at his University and then the National Vice President. The International Students’ Union of Norway is an independent, democratic, non-profit, non-partisan student-run organization that is committed to the interests of all international students (coming from 40+ countries) studying at institutions of higher education in Norway. He has also led a group of students from Norway to India to understand the similarity and differences in the pattern of migrating youths. Apart from that during his course work and stay in Norway, Ashish was involved with a few organizations (Networkers South North, SAIH, FIAN) working part/full time and voluntarily on projects related to different developmental issues. He is involved with various youth-led initiatives in India with the aim to bring in positive change in society.


Review by: Sukant Khurana on April 19, 2017 :
The book is an analysis of my art, so obviously I cannot be very objective about the effort. The book was written with my consent so you should take my review with a pinch of salt. That said, I think Mr. Ashish Singh has captured some elements of my style and vocabulary of visual art very well hence I would recommend it to readers who are interested in my art specifically or contemporary art in general. The sources of the motivation behind my art can be approached if one knows my life story and story behind each individual artwork. This book makes no pretense to analyze that and is thus a brief and very honest take on what it set out to do.
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