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Natasha Das

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May 5 -29, 2021

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Black  72" x 48"  Oil And Thread On Linen

Black

72" x 48"

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Blue  48" x 34"  Thread On Muslin

Blue

48" x 34"

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Color Composition I  31" x 26"  Oil And Thread On Linen

Color Composition I

35" x 25"

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Color Composition II  32" x 34"  Oil And Thread On Linen

Color Composition II

32" x 34"

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Color Composition III  20" x 14"  Thread On Canvas

Color Composition III (SOLD)

20" x 14"

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Color Composition Orange  20" x 14"  Thread On Canvas

Color Composition Orange

20" x 14"

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Color Composition Red  18" x 16"  Thread On Muslin

Color Composition Red

18" x 16"

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Color Composition White  31" x 26"  Thread On Linen

Color Composition White

31" x 26"

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Gray I  60" x 36"  Oil And Thread On Linen

Gray I

60" x 36"

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Gray II  48" x 48"  Oil And Thread On Canvas

Gray II

48" x 48"

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Green  60" x 48"  Oil And Thread On Linen

Green

60" x 48"

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Kantha  48" x 16"  Thread On Muslin

Kantha

48" x 16"

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Kantha Orange  30" x 28"  Thread On Linen

Kantha Orange

30" x 28"

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Kantha Pink  30" x 28"  Thread On Linen

Kantha Pink

30" x 28"

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Mixed Color Composition  30" x 30"  Thread On Linen

Mixed Color Composition

30" x 30"

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Pink   60" x 36"  Oil And Thread On Canvas

Pink 

60" x 36"

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Spring Colors  30" x 28"  Thread On Linen

Spring Colors

30" x 28"

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Study Blue  15" x 11"  Thread, Colored Pencil, Graphite On Muslin And Paper

Study Blue

15" x 11"

Thread, Colored Pencil, Graphite On Muslin And Paper

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Study Tan  15" x 11"  Thread, Colored Pencil, Graphite On Muslin And Paper

Study Tan

15" x 11"

Thread, Colored Pencil, Graphite On Muslin And Paper

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Work On Paper Blue  15" x 11"  Watercolor, Thread, And Gel Medium On Paper

Work On Paper Blue

15" x 11"

Watercolor, Thread, And Gel Medium On Paper

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Work On Paper Gray  22" x 15"  Oil, Thread, And Gel Medium On Paper

Work On Paper Gray

22" x 15"

Oil, Thread, And Gel Medium On Paper

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Work On Paper Green  22" x 15"  Oil, Thread, And Gel Medium On Paper

Work On Paper Green

22" x 15"

Oil, Thread, And Gel Medium On Paper

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Work On Paper Red  30" x 22"  Thread Glued And Stitched On Paper

Work On Paper Red

30" x 22"

Thread Glued And Stitched On Paper

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Work On Paper Yellow  30" x 22"  Thread Glued And Stitched On Paper

Work On Paper Yellow

30" x 22"

Thread Glued And Stitched On Paper

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Work On Paper Yellow  15" x 11"  Watercolor, Thread, Turmeric, And Gel Medium On Paper

Work On Paper Yellow II

15" x 11"

Watercolor, Thread, Turmeric, And Gel Medium On Paper

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Yellow  30" x 30"  Thread On Linen

Yellow

30" x 30"

Thread On Linen

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Black  72" x 48"  Oil And Thread On Linen

Black

72" x 48"

Oil And Thread On Linen

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Blue  48" x 34"  Thread On Muslin

Blue

48" x 34"

Thread On Muslin

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Color Composition I  31" x 26"  Oil And Thread On Linen

Color Composition I

35" x 25"

Oil And Thread On Linen

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Color Composition II  32" x 34"  Oil And Thread On Linen

Color Composition II

32" x 34"

Oil And Thread On Linen

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Color Composition III  20" x 14"  Thread On Canvas

Color Composition III (SOLD)

20" x 14"

Thread On Canvas

Color Composition Orange  20" x 14"  Thread On Canvas

Color Composition Orange

20" x 14"

Thread On Canvas

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Color Composition Red  18" x 16"  Thread On Muslin

Color Composition Red

18" x 16"

Thread On Muslin

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Color Composition White  31" x 26"  Thread On Linen

Color Composition White

31" x 26"

Thread On Linen

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Gray I  60" x 36"  Oil And Thread On Linen

Gray I

60" x 36"

Oil And Thread On Linen

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Gray II  48" x 48"  Oil And Thread On Canvas

Gray II

48" x 48"

Oil And Thread On Canvas

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Green  60" x 48"  Oil And Thread On Linen

Green

60" x 48"

Oil And Thread On Linen

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Kantha  48" x 16"  Thread On Muslin

Kantha

48" x 16"

Thread On Muslin

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Kantha Orange  30" x 28"  Thread On Linen

Kantha Orange

30" x 28"

Thread On Linen

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Kantha Pink  30" x 28"  Thread On Linen

Kantha Pink

30" x 28"

Thread On Linen

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Mixed Color Composition  30" x 30"  Thread On Linen

Mixed Color Composition

30" x 30"

Thread On Linen

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Pink   60" x 36"  Oil And Thread On Canvas

Pink 

60" x 36"

Oil And Thread On Canvas

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Spring Colors  30" x 28"  Thread On Linen

Spring Colors

30" x 28"

Thread On Linen

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Study Blue  15" x 11"  Thread, Colored Pencil, Graphite On Muslin And Paper

Study Blue

15" x 11"

Thread, Colored Pencil, Graphite On Muslin And Paper

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Study Tan  15" x 11"  Thread, Colored Pencil, Graphite On Muslin And Paper

Study Tan

15" x 11"

Thread, Colored Pencil, Graphite On Muslin And Paper

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Work On Paper Blue  15" x 11"  Watercolor, Thread, And Gel Medium On Paper

Work On Paper Blue

15" x 11"

Watercolor, Thread, And Gel Medium On Paper

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Work On Paper Gray  22" x 15"  Oil, Thread, And Gel Medium On Paper

Work On Paper Gray

22" x 15"

Oil, Thread, And Gel Medium On Paper

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Work On Paper Green  22" x 15"  Oil, Thread, And Gel Medium On Paper

Work On Paper Green

22" x 15"

Oil, Thread, And Gel Medium On Paper

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Work On Paper Red  30" x 22"  Thread Glued And Stitched On Paper

Work On Paper Red

30" x 22"

Thread Glued And Stitched On Paper

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Work On Paper Yellow  30" x 22"  Thread Glued And Stitched On Paper

Work On Paper Yellow

30" x 22"

Thread Glued And Stitched On Paper

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Work On Paper Yellow  15" x 11"  Watercolor, Thread, Turmeric, And Gel Medium On Paper

Work On Paper Yellow II

15" x 11"

Watercolor, Thread, Turmeric, And Gel Medium On Paper

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Yellow  30" x 30"  Thread On Linen

Yellow

30" x 30"

Thread On Linen

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“There is tactility to thread, both in process and result, that is intrinsic to the senses. As I layer thread on thread, pigment on pigment, I consider each of my movements as a means of evolving a surface individually in order to properly capture the essence of each composition.”

- Natasha Das

Exhibition Statement

Kantha Orange, 30" x 28", Thread On Linen

Textures created with thread are to Natasha Das what brushstrokes are for other artists: fundamental, visceral, expressive elements. Das’ labor-intensive compositions convey her unique voice by representing an engagement with both abstraction and the weaving tradition of her native India, lending an autobiographical component to her work.

Das consciously envisions and determinedly places each and every stitch. Her technique of applying layers of thread to her oil paintings creates rich surface textures that percolate and vibrate with intensity. The brightly painted blocks of color intertwine seamlessly with intricate, meticulous hand-stitching and culminate in a unified, harmonious presentation.

In the artist’s own words, “While constructing my thread works, there can be an inclination to coordinate the placement of certain colors next to their natural pairs. The color theory aspect of my painting training has hardwired my brain to react this way. Opposing this inclination unlocks another part of my brain. This one is solely based around material and emotion. Repeatedly piercing the canvas with my needle and thread, I have no set end goal. I simply stitch until I begin to build texture. Experimenting with texture in this way allows for a thorough exploration of the material itself. Through these experiments, I have begun to better understand what process as a term refers to. It is not a set of rules. It is a set of actions.”

By Independent Curator, Angelica Semmelbauer

Artist Bio

Yellow (Detail), 30" x 30", Thread On Linen

Natasha Das is an Indian-American artist living and working in New York City. She earned her BFA from Angel Academy of Art in Florence, Italy and studied at the Art Students League of New York. Gross McCleaf Gallery is pleased to present Natasha’s first solo exhibition in Philadelphia.

Artist Center Image

Gray II, 48" x 48", Oil And Thread On Canvas