"Radiation - horizontal, vertical or circular - can develop in the most natural way (into) a multitude of forms. First, with the intersection of black and white; and with energy, colours come up. The most important colour is black. The encounter is with light; and tremendous activity can develop out of this encounter. As the colours appear, first dimly, you see the yellow, red and blue. Along with white and black, they form the most important elements which constitute the visual spectrum – with which all the colours can be made.
"The heartbeat of the painting depends on the right orchestration of these elements, and their variations. A vocabulary of form develops naturally, the vision grows, and the painter requires technical competence and insight.
"The highest perception is of an intuitive order, where all human faculties participate, including the intellect – which is ultimately a minor participant in the creative process. Whatever direction the expression may take, the language of form imposes its own inner logic, and reveals its self with infinite variations and mutations. The mind can perceive these mysteries only partially.
"This stage is total bliss, and defies analysis."
S.H. Raza, quoted in; Geeti Sen, 'Bindu, Space and Time in Raza’s Vision', Media Transasia Ltd, New Delhi, 1997
Printed Matter: Prints from the 1970s and 80s by Sayed Haider Raza, Grosvenor Gallery Online Viewing Room, 14 May - 7 June 2020
Twelve Twenty: End of Year Show, Grosvenor Gallery, London, 11 – 19 December 2020
(illustrated in the exhibition catalogue)
Geethi Sen, Bindu, Space and Time in Raza's Vision, New Delhi, 1997, p. 108 (Another edition illustrated)
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