Open 24 May – 29 June 2013
Monday – Saturday, 10:00 – 18:00
(Closed 27 May 2013)
Asia House is delighted to present the first exhibition in 25 years of the pioneering Indian artist Lance Ribeiro (1933–2010). This unique exhibition will bring together landscapes, portraits, still-lifes, and abstract compositions produced by the artist over five decades, reflecting his interest in religion, astronomy, science and poetry. Three years after Ribeiro’s death, Restless Ribeiro: An Indian Artist in Britain will celebrate his extraordinary body of work and his contribution to the vanguard of Indian artists who settled in post-war Britain.
Ribeiro was born in Bombay to a Catholic Goan family. He joined his brother, the artist FN Souza, in London in 1950, originally setting out to study accountancy before abandoning it to take up painting. He first exhibited at the Bombay Art Society Salon in 1961, followed by ac-claimed shows in Bombay, New Delhi and Calcutta. In 1961, Ribeiro was included in the ‘Ten Indian Painters’ exhibition, which toured through India, Europe, the US and Canada. It gained him considerable international attention and the support of patrons such as J.R.D Tata, who commissioned several works, including a 12ft mural in the offices of Tata Iron and Steel.