Ashok Rajamani

AUTHOR + POET + ESSAYIST + ARTIST + ADVOCATE

ABOUT ASHOK

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reader talk
poetry
"words, brewed and unbrewed."
flash fiction
"stories, thumb-sized."
"why on earth would a brown american boy want to be an all-american star?"
essays
"Salman Rushdie uncovers the dream that imprisons."
"How a Drag King and the Carnival Stole the Show in the World's Greatest Poem."
fiction
"self-portrait: lazarusness," ink/graphite/canvas, 2010, 35" x 50"

"the wedding night(mare)," acryic/oil/canvas 1998, 11" x 17"

"visiting x," charcoal/ink/board 1997, 24" x 40"

"the technicolor leela," colored pencil, 2010, 22" x 35"

"d'avignon redux," pasterl/marker 1996, 35" x 50"

"a windy city trance," colored pencil/pastel/charcoal 2008, 11" x 17"

untitled," charcoal/chalk/pencil, 2002, 24" x 30"

"why her sari," colored pencil, 2010, 24" x 36"

"sing sister singh," print/cloth 2009, 8" x 20"

"unmask," watercolor 1998, 48" x 60"

"Lord Krishna and Lotus Flute," ink/watercolor/marker 20111, 11" x 17"

"arrogance in astor place," charcoal/pencil/chalk 1995

"hypnogogica," acrylic/canvas 1991

"friendly face," acrylic/canvas 1990. 40" x 60"

"invented truths of the vanaprasta" charcoal 2008, 19" x 24"

"ishan undone," charcoal 2008, 18" x 24"

"twisted filthy liar," pastel/chalk 2007, 30" x 52"

"self-portrait: survivor," acrylic/canvas 20011, 18" x 24"

art gallery



When Ashok realized his brain hemorrhage had cut his vision permanently, he was devastated, thinking that he could never visually create again. But soon he discovered that the transformation in his sight was not the end, but rather the beginning of the transformation in his art.

Here are a few of his creations.

"self-portrait: tentacles," acrylic/oil/canvas 2009, 50" x 65"

"such a craniotomite," acrylic/canvas 2010, 40" x 55"

"my vulgar darling," ink/marker/charcoal 1997, 11" x 17"

"bombay goddess gossip hymns," colored pencil 1991, 18" x 24"

"nataraja," acrylic/canvas 2004, "20 x 34"

"self-portrait: brain blur bejeweled," ink/foil 2008, 30" x 40"

"that obscene skull (red light special)," colored pencil/pastel paint/paper 2004, "35" x 55"

"india," charcoal/pastel 2009, 24" x 36"

"self-portrait: time through entombment," acrylic/oil/canvas, 2005, 25" x 45"

"latina de la okiya," charcoal/pastel 2009, 24" x 36"

"enter latex showgirl," charcoal/pastel 1999, "20" x 40"

"self-portrait: horseshoe souvenir," digital photo 2001, 11" x 20"

"blood piss," pastel paint/acrylic, 1996, 45" x 70"

"self-portrait: in utero," acrylic/7-piece canvas, 2006, 50" x 80"

"self-portrait: vishwaroopa," digital painting 2011, 8" x 11"