Dhawan is one of those rare artists whose works transcend his era. His paintings are some of the best examples of painterly abstraction in post-modern times. His meditative approach to painting enables him to create works with almost a zen-like minimalism, where sometimes even parts of the canvas-surface are left untouched, while other areas are brilliantly articulated with a single layer of diluted colors.
Dhawan’s paintings, with their sensitively rendered washes of blues, browns and reds, draw the viewer in to their unfathomable depths, compelling him to engage in a deeper communion. In the pure formalism one can see influences from Rothko but in the dialogues between silence and movement, one can intuit conversations with Gaitonde.
Threshold Art Gallery
C221, Sarvodaya Enclave, New Delhi, 110017