Grosvenor Vadehra is pleased to present its upcoming exhibition, 'S.H.Raza: Pyaas', to be shown in London from 2nd - 14th June 2014. The show features twelve new paintings by the artist, all executed in 2013 and 2014 and painted especially for the exhibition.
During a career spanning over seventy years Raza has helped redefine the perception of Indian art both within and outside of his homeland, and is widely regarded as one of the founders of the modern art movement in India, having co-founded the Progressive Artist's Group in Bombay in 1947 with his contemporaries FN Souza, MF Husain and KH Ara. This group of artists sought to break free from the artistic shackles imposed in Indian classrooms where the teaching was based upon traditional Western ideals and techniques. At the time their radical new vernacular was revolutionary and paved the way for other notable artists such as Akbar Padamsee and VS Gaitonde to further radicalise modern Indian art