Krishna Reddy (b. 1925)

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Krishna Reddy | Biography | Life | Artworks

The oeuvre of Krishna Reddy, a pioneer print-maker of our time, offers a study of the fascinating technical innovations that have largely been his contribution to the field of contemporary printmaking. 

He uses two new ways of simultaneous colour printing, one in which colour is superimposed by controlling the viscosity of the inks, and the other by juxtaposing colours in points and streaks like a pointillist, as for instance in his brilliant works, Woman and Her Reflections and Life Movement. 

He demonstrates a unique process of printing of multiples in many colours from a single plate. 

Some of his prints are bold and powerful and others are subtle and translucent. His designs vary from strong geometric structures to fluid and organic forms. 

He does not imitate nature but expresses its energies and forces by the interpenetration of different directional lines or strong linear movements, such as vertical, diagonal or circular and spiral. 

He fills his pictorial structures with elaborate linear details and textural and colour variety that can best be appreciated and enjoyed from a close view. 

His compositions are diagrams of amplified resonance, expanding and contracting vibrations of the strange metaphysical space illuminated by unusual colours and sparkles of light. 

Reddy views everything in abstract simplicity but on the plane of ideas. He interprets every form in terms of linear graphic symbols, at times creating almost kaleidoscopic effects, as for instance in his Clown Forming, where an applauding crowd forms a highly expressive and rotating pattern around the image of a clown. 

Reddy’s colour schemes are unique, with their own special scent and flavour. He chooses highly delicate and subtle varieties of harmonious and complementary sets of colours and tonal values. 

These are carried in the complex web of the hollows of a plate that itself looks like a sculptured piece, and which in turn imparts a sculptural feel to the print in strong relief, as in his Demonstration. 

His zinc and copper plates, etched, scraped, carved, ground and gouged, along with his drawings, are fine examples of his work process.

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