Description Anamorphic Erotica is one of the unique artworks of Mr. Awtar Singh Virdi. No one can guess the meaning of the abstract image on the canvas, but when the Cylindrical Mirror is placed on the particular place a nude women sitting and looking back can bevery clearly seen on the surface of the Cylindrical Mirror. This art is the only piece in the world. There is no other piece or reproduction of theis art is available.
AWTAR SINGH VIRDI, JAMSHEDPUR Member Since April 2008 Artist Statement Awtar Singh Virdi, a world renowned artist and painter from Jamshedpur, Jharkhand India, has found a place in the Guinness Book of Records by making the world’s Largest Anamorphosis Portrait of the U.S President Mr. George W.Bush (measuring 10ft X 10ft) in 2004, and is the world's only artist available for Anamorphosis Portraits.
'Anamorphosis' is a technique of viewing objects through an unconventional and direct medium. In this technique, when we see the drawing directly, it appears meaningless and some sort of distortion or unrecognizable odd strokes. But when it is seen through appropriate medium like a round mirror or cylindrical mirror, then the distorted image will start to take its original shape and size and reflects as a perfect figure.
Awtar Singh Virdi is believed to be the ONLY living exponent for this kind of art and he has been perusing this art for over 45 years. This is after 400 years when Leonardo Da-Vinci first and last achieved it in the 16th century.
It all began 45 years ago when Virdi saw his distorted reflection in a car and felt like painting it, unaware that it was an art form. His first portrait was that of a nude woman. He has since gone on to capture the images of more than 40 portraits of distinguished personalities like Mother Teresa, Ravindra Nath Tagore, Shubhash Ch. Bose, Swami Viveka Nand, Saint Asaramji, J.R.D. Tata, George W Bush (Sr), George W Bush (Jr), Shri Atal Behri Vajpai, Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, Amitabh Bachchan, Kalpana Chawla, Sachin Tendulkar and Rabindranath Tagore, etc.