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Dodiya's preoccupation with the document as a metaphor of history is also in evidence in these paintings, one of which is constructed as a bill for khadi sold, signed by Gandhi as seller and Dodiya as cashier. Elsewhere, too, the artist inscribes himself as a signatory to history by painting a page from the Mahatma's diary, collapsing past and present in a list of things to be done. Even the most momentous decisions and events, we realise, begin as stenographic notes jotted against a date; the imagination supplies the freight of circumstantial detail. (Ranjit Hoskote, "Re-imagining Bapu", An Artist of Non-violence, Gallery Chemould, Mumbai, pg.25-26)
About Atul Dodiya - Limited edition offset printsThe collection "Re-Imagining Bapu" includes limited edition prints of paintings from Atul Dodiya’s solo show, “An Artist of Non-violence”, held at Gallery Chemould in 1999. Among the artists and figures who fuelled his artistic creations, Mahatma Gandhi featured in a large body of works. His fascination with Gandhi resulted in a series of works featuring Bapu from the 1980s onwards. As art critic Ranjit Hoskote puts it, Gandhi does not appear in Dodiya’s works as a person in a familiar setting, but as a force to be reckoned with. They showcase Atul’s versatility as an artist, and a “spectrum of moods through which Bapu passed...as a peaceful revolutionary.” (Gallery Chemould exhibition catalogue, 1999)