Project Description

Broota creates sensual volumes and expressive textures highlighting sharp details in the successive series – moving from ‘man’ to metamorphosis’ and then to ‘traces’ and ‘scripted in time.’

Metamorphosis introduces a shock element as the artist struggles to refine his departure from the dominant position of the male as ‘heroic and the virile.’ The ravaging forces of time reinforce the desire for the impossible – a life of permanence. Broota is preoccupied with the disappearance of the material body, its disintegration, leaving behind an exposed web of nerves and veins held on their fragile edge. Entangled, partly buried and sometimes half-gone, the body resists the forces of time, in but a futile battle. Faces are blown away, distorted and left there as if by an onslaught of a storm or a wild wind. The incomplete drawing of the whole figure makes references to a mutating body with compositions carefully constructed to draw analogies between a lacerated landscape and a shriveling body.”

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

  • Devvrat

    Devvrat
    Oil on canvas, 24 x 24in, 1990

  • Face

    Face
    Oil on canvas, 25 x 25in, 1990

  • Last Soldier

    Last Soldier
    Oil on canvas, 23 x 25in, 1990

  • Man Through the Ages-II

    Man Through the Ages-II
    Oil on canvas, 67 x 47in, 1990

  • Spiral Form-II

    Spiral Form-II
    Oil on canvas, 47 x 47in, 1990

  • Wrestler

    Wrestler
    Oil on canvas, 34.5 x 22.5in, 1990

  • Money Lender's Portrait

    Money Lender's Portrait
    Oil on canvas, 1990s

  • Untitled

    Untitled
    Oil on canvas, 1990s

  • Untitled

    Untitled
    Oil on canvas, 1990s

  • Man

    Man
    Oil on canvas, 36 x 48in, 1991

  • Silent Structures

    Silent Structures
    Oil on canvas, 47 x 47in, 1991

  • Traces of Man-I

    Traces of Man-I
    Oil on canvas, 60 x 60in, 1991

  • Untitled

    Untitled
    Oil on canvas, 25 x 25in, 1991

  • Vanishing Figure

    Vanishing Figure
    Oil on canvas, 70 x 80in, 1991

  • Mananimal

    Mananimal
    Oil on canvas, 24 x 20in, 1992

  • Silence

    Silence
    Oil on canvas, 100 x 200in, 1992

  • The Other Space

    The Other Space
    Oil on canvas, 69 x 100in, 1992

  • The Other Space

    The Other Space
    Oil on canvas, 70 x 80in, 1992

  • The Other Space-II

    The Other Space-II
    Oil on canvas, 69 x 98.5in, 1992

  • Untitled

    Untitled
    Oil on canvas, 24 x 20in, 1992

  • Face

    Face
    Oil on canvas, 25 x 25in, 1993

  • 1993 Face 25 x 25

    1993 Face 25 x 25
    Oil on canvas, 25 x 25in, 1993

  • His Hand

    His Hand
    Oil on canvas, 24 x 24in, 1993

  • Traces of Man-I

    Traces of Man-I
    Oil on canvas, 70 x 80in, 1993

  • Tree

    Tree
    Oil on canvas, 60 x 80in, 1993

  • Untitled

    Untitled
    Oil on canvas, 70 x 80in, 1993

  • Steps

    Steps
    Oil on canvas, 40 x 40in, 1994

  • Steps-I/Space Beyond-II

    Steps-I/Space Beyond-II
    Oil on canvas, 47 x 47in, 1994

  • Steps-II/Space Beyond-I

    Steps-II/Space Beyond-I
    Oil on canvas, 47 x 47in, 1994

  • Face

    Face
    Oil on canvas, 25 x 25in, 1995

  • Face

    Face
    Oil on canvas, 25 x 25in, 1995

  • Scripted in Time

    Scripted in Time
    Oil on canvas, 47 x 67in, 1995

  • Scripted in Time-II

    Scripted in Time-II
    Oil on canvas, 50 x 70in, 1995

  • Steps-II/Traces of Man-II

    Steps-II/Traces of Man-II
    Oil on canvas, 68.5 x 80in, 1995

  • Steps-V

    Steps-V
    Oil on canvas, 70 x 90in, 1995

  • Traces of a Perennial Man

    Traces of a Perennial Man
    Oil on canvas, 90 x 70in, 1995

  • Untitled

    Untitled
    Oil on canvas, 12 x 12in, 1995

  • Untitled

    Untitled
    Oil on canvas, 12 x 12in, 1995

  • Untitled

    Untitled
    Oil on canvas, 12 x 12in, 1995

  • Untitled

    Untitled
    Oil on canvas, 12 x 12in, 1995

  • Scripted in Time-VII

    Scripted in Time-VII
    Oil on canvas, 47 x 67in, 1996

  • Scripted in Time-VIII

    Scripted in Time-VIII
    Oil on canvas, 47 x 67in, 1996

  • Scripted in TIme-VII

    Scripted in TIme-VII
    Oil on canvas, 47 x 69in, 1997-98

  • Traces of Man-II

    Traces of Man-II
    Oil on canvas, 70 x 90in, 1997

  • Traces of Man-III

    Traces of Man-III
    Oil on canvas, 60 x 60in, 1998

  • Traces of Man-IV

    Traces of Man-IV
    Oil on canvas, 60 x 60in, 1998

  • Traces of Man-V

    Traces of Man-V
    Oil on canvas, 100 x 150in, 1998

  • Traces of Man-Unknown Soldier-II

    Traces of Man-Unknown Soldier-II
    Oil on canvas, 40 x 40in, 1999

  • 1999 Traces of Man 60 x 90

    1999 Traces of Man 60 x 90
    Oil on canvas, 60 x 90in, 1999

  • Traces of Man-Unknown Soldier-I

    Traces of Man-Unknown Soldier-I
    Oil on canvas, 94.5 x 47.2in, 1999