Embossment and its significance approach to practicing Contemporary Art

Tikendra Kumar Sahu

Assistant Professor, Department of Fine Arts, Amity University, Noida. Email: tikendra4sahu@gmail.com

   Volume 2, Number 3, 2018 I Full Text PDF

DOI: 10.21659/cjad.23.v2n303

Abstract

Embossing is the art term of any process – e.g. casting, chasing, stamping, carving or molding- designed to make a pattern or figurative composition stand out in relief. The present paper discusses the contemporary practices of embossing by different Indian artists under three broad categories: Pressing, Carving and Punching. This will discuss the artworks of the artists for exploring the motivational aspects and for examining the development of visual language. All the primary case studies of were evidently researched by having a direct observation of their practices through interviews and by examining primary and secondary textual sources moderated by their artistic process as the contemporary modernist approaches.

Keywords: Contemporary art, Embossment, Embossing art practices, Contemporary embossment, Indian Art