Rob van Doeselaar
Mirrors of the street
Jamais seul
In India my paintings almost always referred to the walls with which people tried to demarcate their own territory. The public used them to paste all kinds of messages, posters of Hindi films and election slogans. Sometimes a part of a wall served as an altar. The Untouchables stuck cow dung to walls and let it dry and then use it as building material and fuel. Walls acted as mirrors of the street.

The light in India had a special yellow-orange glow and usually mixed with the dust from the sandy roads and the smoke of burnt dirt.

New Delhi 1990-1992