An image of Black mother

N.N. Rimzon

(India 1957 – )

Black mother

Location
Not on display
Further information

N.N Rimzon studied at the college of Fine Arts, Trivandrum from 1975 and in 1984 completed a Masters in Fine Arts (sculpture) at the University of Baroda. His work approaches the metaphysical subjects of birth, life and death with a rich vocabulary of symbols and metaphors. Free from religious iconography or undertones his work exhibits a distinctly personal response to questions on the meaning of life. In this drawing the charcoal is applied in a very deliberate yet liberal manner that expresses a certain immediacy and the artist’s sense of urgency to produce in light of, or perhaps despite death’s imminence. N.N. Rimzon says; 'There is of course, the will. The will to integrate with the world, the will to change the world, to invent a new culture, a new society, to perhaps give new meaning to life. But the paradox is that the will controls neither death nor dying. And, after all, a work of art is all about death and life.'1

1. N.N. Rimzon, The Artist as Exile, Art Heritage 10, 1990-91, pp. 21-22.

Place of origin
India
Cultural origin
Baroda school
Period
India: Contemporary circa 1945–onwards
Year
1992
Media
Drawing
Medium
charcoal on paper
Dimensions
46.0 x 42.0 cm
Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.

Credit
Purchased 1994
Accession number
359.1994
Copyright
© NN Rimzon