Jitish Kallat: Unclaimed Baggage, edited by Matt Price
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Jitish Kallat (born 1974) is an Indian contemporary artist.
Profusely illustrated with full-page colour prints of Jitish Kallat's artwork. Burgundy and deep purple cloth boards, white-stamped title on front cover and along spine.
This book accompanied a major exhibition Jitish Kallat's work. Working in a variety of media, including painting and photography, he depicts a concentrated and extensive response to his immediate visual environment.
Kallat's paintings address the problem of painting in an age dominated by mass media, writes art dealer and collector, Amrita Jhaveri, in A Guide to 101 Modern & Contemporary Indian Artists. "Using images from newspapers and magazines, advertising billboards, wallpaper and graffiti, his works are richly layered and replete with metaphor. Kallat has reinvented the painted surface to mimic the appearance of a television still or a computer monitor, complete with its surface striations and auras.