The Black Flamingo and other stories
"My drawings are fictional but the source of each drawing is rooted in things we see every day. All our memories and personal experiences add layers to our vision. There are structures we create in our minds, one's attempt is to keep improvising within these structures, like in Indian classical music. The viewer's engagement and imagination add their own dimensions to these semi-fictional stories.
The Black Flamingo and other stories:
(There is a flamingo point in Sewari, Mumbai.
The pink colour of flamingos comes from beta carotene, a red-orange pigment that's found in food flamingos eat in their wetland environment. When they migrate to Mumbai, I don't see them as pink) "
Sunil Padwal has lived in Bombay for all of his life. The artist's daily engagement with this city is at the core of his practise. Previously his last solo exhibition was, "Lining an archive" 2019, at GALLERYSKE, New Delhi.