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Atul Dodiya

Indian, b. 1959

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Atul Dodiya

Indian, b. 1959

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Atul Dodiya has produced a body of work that defies neat categorization, ranging from paintings and works on paper to street art and sculptures, encompassing numerous different styles and seamlessly intertwining Western art history with the history, myths, folklore, and popular culture of India. He credits Mumbai (formerly Bombay) for his predilection for such heady juxtapositions: “I was born and brought up in Bombay, and the city’s incredible diversity has been a major influence on me,” he says. Dodiya came to prominence in the early 1990s for his hyperrealist depictions of middle-class Indian life and his exuberant paintings on the security shutters of shops throughout Mumbai. Recently, he has paid homage to the marginalized and the poor in a series of exquisitely sensitive watercolors depicting, for example, a plumber, a scribe, or a painter.

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Mori Art Museum, and 1 more
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Artforum, and 1 more
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documenta, and 1 more
Biography

Atul Dodiya has produced a body of work that defies neat categorization, ranging from paintings and works on paper to street art and sculptures, encompassing numerous different styles and seamlessly intertwining Western art history with the history, myths, folklore, and popular culture of India. He credits Mumbai (formerly Bombay) for his predilection for such heady juxtapositions: “I was born and brought up in Bombay, and the city’s incredible diversity has been a major influence on me,” he says. Dodiya came to prominence in the early 1990s for his hyperrealist depictions of middle-class Indian life and his exuberant paintings on the security shutters of shops throughout Mumbai. Recently, he has paid homage to the marginalized and the poor in a series of exquisitely sensitive watercolors depicting, for example, a plumber, a scribe, or a painter.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Blue chip status
Blue chip representation
Represented by internationally reputable galleries.
Group
Group show at a major institution
Mori Art Museum, and 1 more
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 1 more
Fair
Included in a major biennial
documenta, and 1 more