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KUNG FU SHIVA

KUNG FU SHIVA

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KungFu Shiva

‘KungFu Shiva’ ventures beyond conventional boundaries, melding mythology and metaphysical symbolism into an existentialist narrative. In this composition, the formidable God of Destruction, Shiva, takes centre stage, performing his Tandav dance with one foot raised. The lifted foot represents the profound notion that the mightiest forces of greed and power, when manifested in the human realm, can be brought to a humbling halt beneath his divine presence. It's a reminder of our intrinsic powerlessness before the cosmic forces embodied by Shiva. 

The burgundy curtains, reminiscent of a theatre stage, shroud this cosmic spectacle, evoking the concept of Maya, the illusion of existence in Hindu philosophy. Please observe the portrayal of a window within this illusionary sky, resembling a scene from "The Truman Show." Through this window, a make-believe superhero takes flight, introducing an element of surrealism into the composition.

This superhero's presence within the constructed reality challenges viewers to contemplate the thin line between illusion and truth, inviting them to question the nature of their own existence. In this painting, life is portrayed as a grand theatrical performance where we, as individuals, play our roles on this cosmic stage. The unexpected appearance of iconic characters from ‘The Wizard of Oz’, such as the strawman and Tin Man, creates an intriguing interplay between mythological, metaphysical, and fabled realms.

"KungFu Shiva" beckons viewers to contemplate the profound interplay of illusion, reality, and inner transformation. It invites us to recognize the impermanence of worldly pursuits and the transcendent power of divine presence, urging us to navigate the intricate dance of life with humility and reverence for the cosmic forces that shape our existence.

 

Each Fine Art Print is titled, numbered and signed in Ketna’s handwriting.

Depending on each composition’s ‘personality’, colour spectrum and destined geographical location, the Artwork is printed either as a C-Type print on Fuji gloss paper or as a Giclee print on Hahnemuhle Photo Rag paper. (For humid countries e.g Singapore, C-type Fuji paper is advised as it is does not let moisture and mould through)

All Prints are made at the most accredited and reputable Printing studios in London, Singapore or New Delhi, using the best quality fine art archival paper available.

The studio meticulously keeps account of each numbered print, including when and who it was sold to, so there is no chance of duplication.

Each Fine Art Paper Print comes in an edition of 50, so for the three sizes, the total prints ever made will be 150.

Each Metal Print comes in an edition of 25, so for the three sizes, the total prints ever made will be 75.  

Each Acrylic Print comes in an edition of 10, so for the three sizes, the total prints ever made will be 30.

For each composition, there are up to 5 Artists Proofs for colour and production quality checks. The total edition for each artwork is therefore 260.

Each Print is made to order. Please allow 10 working days for delivery.

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