This work by Aslam captures the playful valour of Lord Ram and Sita’s twin sons Luv and Kush within the realm of deep symbolism. The famed horse of Lord Ram, splendid in form, a cadence of colour that spins the imagination from tone to form and back again, signifies its unique quality. The emerging figures, springing from the orb to the back of the horse suggest playfulness but are in turn a mark of valour. This painting touches the soul as the eye meanders in parts, but once you grasp the whole subject it leaves you a-gasp when hidden details emerge as they are simultaneously rooted in the reality of the contemporary idiom while harking back to the powerful ancestry of lore.

ASLAM SHAIKH
Mystic Twins
Acrylic on Canvas
60 x 72 inches
2019

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