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Aji V N

Spotlight offers privileged insight into rare works of art from the Indian subcontinent. The first issue, January 2021, features two paintings by Aji V N who was trained in art colleges in Trivandrum and New Delhi. He was subsequently exposed to classical Western painting, oscillating with ease between distinct cultural spaces and histories. His pictorial language is of astonishing singularity, creating otherworldly landscapes of velvety textures and tonal density.

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Lionel Wendt

Spotlight offers privileged insight into rare works of art from the Indian subcontinent. The February 2021 issue features three works by Lionel Wendt, one of Asia’s earliest modern photographers. Inspired by the surrealistic experiments of Many Ray, he worked with photomontage, solarization, and double printing. Famous for his refined bromide and gelatin silver prints, Wendt’s choice of subjects ranged from sensual portraits to spectacular landscapes and object studies.

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