Form, in poetry, can be understood as the physical structure: the length of lines, their rhythms, their system of rhymes and repetition. Similarly, Jean Louis Raymond’s artistic practice is an amalgamation of features shaped into a pattern. A pattern where one form shapes the next. Having collaborated with various people within the city to produce this body of work, Raymond’s art melds relations: the relation of the mechanical wheel to the malleability of clay, the relation of the clay to the artist. It also evinces a layered process of a symphonic creation- each note borrowing from the past as well as glimpsing into the future.
Best known for his works on paper, don’t be surprised if you encounter a Mughal courtier, a Rajput princess or chinese clouds popping up in his paintings as his obsession with Indian miniature paintings has made him collaborate with Riyazuddin, a Jaipur based miniature artist. From exploring surreal narratives, juxtaposing eastern and western iconographies and philosophies, pop culture to Islamic designs and photographs, Gorlizki’s vast range of work shows his ability to understand and use these in his own contemporary narratives.