Back at the beginning of November we posted on these exquisite tantric drawings in relationship to recent work by Fred Tomaselli. Now we’ve just become aware that a stunning new book on these contemporary abstract drawings was coincidentally released just days before our post, and it contains many more examples than were included in the original Drawing Center show and publication from 2004–2005.
The book is now sold out, but a second edition is forthcoming and a hardcover limited edition which includes an original tantric drawing is still available from the publisher, Siglio Press.
Information on the book and the collector, Franck André Jamme, as well as an excerpt from Lawrence Rinder’s introduction is available on the Siglio Press website
Interesting article which makes connections between the contemporary tantric drawings and the traditional Hindu figures of Kali, Shiva, and Vishnu, “To abstract. To abbreviate. To finally glimpse the whole” on Siglio Press blog
Nice book review by Craig Olson for The Brooklyn Rail
Exhibition (closing December 10th) at Santa Monica Museum of Art
Our original post on tantric drawings and Fred Tomaselli
January 9, 2012: Siglio Press announces an exhibition of tantric drawings at Feature Gallery in NYC, images here
images: by unknown contemporary artists from Rajasthan, from the book Tantra Song by Franck André Jamme, Siglio Press, 2011
thanks: Brain Pickings