PORTRAIT OF AN SUBMERGING ARTIST.

Text: Diego Alonso.

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From the depths of the Udaipur lake emerges as a Lake Ness monster the American artist Waswo x Waswo. He has been more than twenty years in this city and he is now part of the vernacular fabric. His black and white digital photographs, hand-coloured by Rajesh Soni has elegantly recover the dying portraiture art born from the Maharajas weakness for photography. Many has tried in this field but none has attained originality and style as this firang artist has. Same thing with miniature paintings. Waswo has given a new light to miniature painting. Collaborating with Rakej Vijay from a linage family of painters he has given to this art a pinch of humour and sarcasm putting this Mogul legacy onto another level. His portrait of actual international society in relation to India adds a social comment normally lacking on this two descriptive types of art. He perfectly dives into Indian culture without the need of an oxygen tank.