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b. 1968, India

Desmond Lazaro Biography

Having trained as a Picchvai and miniature painter, in Jaipur, Rajasthan for over 15 years, this recent work is a return to contemporary imagery. Desmond was born in the UK (Leeds) but has lived much of his adult life in India. For much of this time he worked as Picchvai and miniaturist so his work is rooted in traditional language along with its methods, materials and symbolism.

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In these new works as he continues to employ traditional techniques in a craftsman like manner through the stringent preparation of all materials: cloth, paper, brushes and pigment colours. These materials are an integral part of the process of painting. Through this change however, the imagery, the context and meaning inevitably shift. The Picchvai scale continues although the iconography moves from the sacred to the secular; rusting cars, shards of modern life - modernity itself is animated, suspended in the miniature format. The personal narrative shuffles miniature paintings of the Moghul period - those psychological portraits of people and animals - to memories of the industrial urban landscape of his childhood. In both, the often-discarded moments, people and places, ordinary and everyday things, become elevated and transmuted.

Desmond Lazaro Featured Artworks

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Golden Square House study II by Desmond Lazaro contemporary artwork
Desmond LazaroGolden Square House study IIPigments on handmade paper (c. 19th century)
34.4 x 22.4 cm
Beck & Eggeling International Fine Art Enquire about this work
Coconut palm leaf drawing by Desmond Lazaro contemporary artwork
Desmond LazaroCoconut palm leaf drawing, 2012Pencil on handmade Sanganeer paper,
134 x 172 cm
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The Blue House Studies I, II & III by Desmond Lazaro contemporary artwork
Desmond LazaroThe Blue House Studies I, II & III, 2012Dry pigment on handmade paper (c. 19th century.)
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Two Men from Chettinad by Desmond Lazaro contemporary artwork
Desmond LazaroTwo Men from Chettinad, 2011Pigments on handmade Sanganeer paper
93 x 69 cm
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The Golden House by Desmond Lazaro contemporary artwork
Desmond LazaroThe Golden House, 2012Pigment and gold shellac on handmade Sanganeer paper
67 x 86 cm
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Blue Coconut Palm Leaf by Desmond Lazaro contemporary artwork
Desmond LazaroBlue Coconut Palm Leaf, 2012Pigments on handmade Sanganeer paper
66 x 95 cm
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A long Wait by Desmond Lazaro contemporary artwork
Desmond LazaroA long Wait, 2011Pigments on hand-made paper (c. 19th century)
33.5 x 22.5 cm
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Untitled by Desmond Lazaro contemporary artwork
Desmond LazaroUntitled, 2009Pigments on handmade Sanganeer paper
93 x 65.3 cm
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Desmond Lazaro Recent Exhibitions

Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, Gelb Macht Glücklich (Yellow makes you happy) at Beck & Eggeling International Fine Art, Düsseldorf
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14 April–30 June 2018 Group Exhibition Gelb Macht Glücklich (Yellow makes you happy) Beck & Eggeling International Fine Art, Düsseldorf

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Desmond Lazaro In Related Press

'Forming in the pupil of an eye,' Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2016 Related Press 'Forming in the pupil of an eye,' Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2016 17 January 2017, Art Agenda

Guest curated by artist Sudarshan Shetty, the third edition of the Kochi-Muziris Biennale (KMB), titled Forming in the pupil of an eye , is an assembly of artist-created realities. Shetty outlines his curatorial concept with the story of a young traveler who went on a long journey to meet a sage. When he reaches her, 'the Sage assimilates the...

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First list of participating artists released for Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2016 Related Press First list of participating artists released for Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2016 10 May 2016, Artforum

The Kochi-Muziris Biennale has revealed the first list of artists who will be part of its upcoming edition. Curated by Indian artist Sudarshan Shetty, the festival’s third iteration will feature a main exhibition alongside a program of lectures, seminars, workshops, film screenings, and music. Additional exhibitors will be unveiled in the...

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Desmond Lazaro at Chemould Prescott Road Related Press Desmond Lazaro at Chemould Prescott Road 5 April 2016, Live mint

At first glance, Desmond Lazaro’s solo show, which began on 11 March at the Chemould Prescott Road gallery in Mumbai, is an exploration of portions of his family’s past. The works include a video interview with his mother, Joyce; a record of his great-grandfather’s baptism certificate dated 1855, discovered at a church in Madras...

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