In Untitled (1978), the artist used dark waterproof ink to draw the outlines of a party of nude ladies in fluid, wave-like forms, soaking into handmade paper. Though the outlines are bold and graphic, the figures soften into each other until the lines between bodies is indiscernible. A pastel palette of blues, purples, and pinks evokes a sky where the bodies become clouds amid an infinite sunset. The piece reveals an otherworldly, ethereal facet of Chandra’s oeuvre, in which figure and landscape merge as one.
—Himali Singh Soin