Project Description

Broota renders ape-like characters to satirically represent socio-political disparities with a comic-tragic evocation saturating his canvases with bright colors.

“His invented ape-like man became emblematic of his themes on the decrepit social system with corrupt police officers, military generals, judiciary and bureaucrats and even power wielding havaldars.

This marked a shift in his figurative imagery, from emaciated bodies to bulky, overgrown, indolent, and greedy-looking ape-like man figures, often placed in vibrant and elaborately designed interiors. Perched on sofas or armchairs, their demeanor showed overt and obvious signs of glaring consumerism.”

– Roobina Karode, Visions of Interiority: Interrogating the Male Body

  • The Winner or Hippies

    The Winner or Hippies
    Oil on canvas, 50 x 86in, 1970-71

  • A Division

    A Division
    Oil on canvas, 69.5 x 48.5in, 1970

  • Anatomy of that Old Story

    Anatomy of that Old Story
    Oil on canvas, 55 x 80in, 1970

  • My Friends

    My Friends
    Oil on canvas, 50 x 70in, 1970

  • The Untold Story

    The Untold Story
    Oil on canvas, 55 x 80in, 1970

  • Detail of The Untold Story

    Detail of The Untold Story
    Oil on canvas, 55 x 80in, 1970

  • Untitled

    Untitled
    Oil on canvas, 34 x 48in, 1970

  • Self Portrait

    Self Portrait
    Oil on canvas, 24 x 36in, 1971

  • The Long Unending Story

    The Long Unending Story
    Oil on canvas, 55 x 55in, 1971

  • The Lost Self

    The Lost Self
    Oil on canvas, 58 x 78in, 1971

  • Untitled Etching

    Untitled Etching
    Etching, 7.5 x 7in, 1971

  • Transplantation

    Transplantation
    Oil on canvas, 54 x 54in, 1972-73

  • Diagnostic Centre

    Diagnostic Centre
    Pencil drawing on Paper, 18 x 12in, 1972

  • Empty Chairs

    Empty Chairs
    Pencil Drawing on Paper, 24 x 20in, 1972

  • No Where-I

    No Where-I
    Pencil on Paper 17 x 13in, 1972

  • No Where-II

    No Where-II
    Pencil and Ink on Paper 16 x 9in, 1972

  • Sevadar

    Sevadar
    Oil on canvas, 54.5 x 54.5in, 1972

  • Untitled

    Untitled
    Etching, 11 x 25in, 1972

  • Face

    Face
    Oil on canvas, 25 x 25in, 1973

  • Confrontation

    Confrontation
    Pen and ink on paper, 4 x 6in, 1974

  • Untitled

    Untitled
    Oil on canvas, 16 x 18in, 1974

  • Untitled

    Untitled
    Black ink on paper, 6 x 4in, 1974

  • X-ray of a Meeting

    X-ray of a Meeting
    Oil on canvas, 70 x 90in, 1974

  • Barking Shadows

    Barking Shadows
    Etching, 13 x 25in, 1975

  • Projections

    Projections
    Oil on canvas, 70 x 50in, 1975

  • Untitled

    Untitled
    Oil on canvas, 16 x 18in, 1975

  • Untitled

    Untitled
    Oil on canvas, 16 x 18in, 1975

  • Untitled

    Untitled
    Oil on canvas, 16 x 18in, 1975

  • Untitled

    Untitled
    Oil on canvas, 16 x 18in, 1975

  • Untitled

    Untitled
    Oil on canvas, 16 x 18in, 1975

  • Untitled

    Untitled
    Oil on canvas, 16 x 18in, 1975

  • Projections

    Projections
    Oil on canvas, 70 x 50in, 1976

  • Same Old Story-II

    Same Old Story-II
    Oil on canvas, 50 x 70in, 1976

  • Shabash Bete-I

    Shabash Bete-I
    Oil on canvas, 50 x 70in, 1976

  • Untitled

    Untitled
    Oil on canvas, 70 x 50in, 1976

  • Untold Story

    Untold Story
    Oil on canvas, 55 x 55in, 1976

  • Chair

    Chair
    Oil on canvas, 50 x 70in, 1977

  • Friends

    Friends
    Oil on canvas, 50 x 70in, 1977

  • Havaldar

    Havaldar
    Oil on canvas, 55 x 55in, 1977

  • Helmet

    Helmet
    Oil on canvas, 70 x 50in, 1977

  • Reconstruction

    Reconstruction
    Oil on canvas, 50 x 70in, 1977

  • Untitled

    Untitled
    Oil on canvas, 55 x 55in, 1977

  • The Game

    The Game
    Oil on canvas, 55.5 x 55.5in, 1978-79

  • Spectators

    Spectators
    Oil on canvas, 50 x 50in, 1978

  • The Trial

    The Trial
    Oil on canvas, 55 x 55in, 1978

  • A Division

    A Division
    Oil on canvas, 69.5 x 48.5in, 1979

  • Man-I

    Man-I
    Oil on canvas, 70 x 50in, 1979

  • Numbers

    Numbers
    Oil on canvas, 70 x 50in, 1979

  • Shabash Beta

    Shabash Beta
    Oil on canvas, 50 x 50in, 1979

  • The Same Old Story-II

    The Same Old Story-II
    Oil on canvas, 70 x 50in, 1979

  • Untitled

    Untitled
    Etching, 13 x 14.5in, 1979