Posted by: Rajesh Shukla | May 27, 2011

Piss Gandhi

“British can rule our body ( oh god he didn’t say our asshole) but not our soul”–Gandhi

After “Piss Christ” of photographer Andres Serrano, Indian young  artist Bladsow has painted “Piss Gandhi”. Bladsow’s “Piss Gandhi” painting is remarkable in various ways and demands aesthetico-political reading. Gandhi’s association with Nazi Hitler is well known. Gandhi declared him a true nationalist in his letter and paid reverence to his greatness and strength (nor do we believe that you are the monster described by your opponents-Gandhi wrote) . He was also a true slave of British Empire or Queen that he had emphasized many times in his letters, this is a history now. The faithfulness to Empire is in many sense symptomatic of Indian middle class whose political ideal Gandhi has been. Now since Gandhi’s incestuality ( His sex with child-girls and his nieces) too has been fully exposed. He is no more Father of The Nation(no more “Oathable” to use this word again” ; a nation where such immoral  act is considered a social crime. An incest criminal can’t father a Nation . Bladsow doesn’t paint like  domesticated artists, he is fearless and paints such images after his research. He is about to finish his series of 12 paintings on political themes. I will write a review after his work is over.

Till then enjoy this image.


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