The composition is reminiscent of Raza’s earlier meditations on the bindu, devoid of the multitude of geometric shapes which pervaded his later canvases. Like his bindus, the tomato is 'a focal point of concentration', and provokes energy, life and light (G. Sen, Bindu, Space and Time in Raza’s Vision, Media TransAsia, New Delhi, 1997, p. 126).
Colour has always been a dominant component of Raza’s oeuvre. The bright and elemental hues of red, yellow and white comprise fire, earth and the sun, exemplifying Raza's concern with nature and the cosmos. These references became a distinctive feature of his later paintings.
In this fresh and compact work, a succulent red sphere becomes both the seed of life and the void.
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