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Lado Bai: The Early Years

December 16, 2022-January 25, 2023

Ojas Art, 1AQ, Near Qutub Minar, Mehrauli, New Delhi, Delhi, India

Ojas Art presents Lado Bai: The Early Years, a solo exhibition of master Bhil artist Lado Bai. Lado Bai is an early proponent of the Bhil art tradition and has worked closely with the celebrated modernist artist, Jagdish Swaminathan.

The current solo exhibition has sixty works on display — rare examples of early works by Lado Bai. These works were mostly created in the 1980s. She arrived at Bharat Bhavan in Bhopal as a construction worker and was encouraged by the institution’s founder, artist J Swaminathan to explore painting. The work presented spans two decades of her practice. The early works exemplify the inventiveness which is unique to the beginning of an artist’s journey and as the work evolves one can see her find new ground.