At Home in a Gallery
Review, ARTIndia, The Season, March 2018
Room, Interrupted in Passage
Review, Timeout Magazine, by Karanjeet Kaur
December 21, 2012 — January 3, 2013
Languid portriats of friends, set within the living room and the bedroom, populated Abir Karmakar's 2005 show from my photo ablum. Seven years later, Kamakar's paintings have returned to Galerie Mirchandani + Steinruecke, but the people inside them have avnished. In this suite of 30 paintings and two vidoes, Karmakar has traded precise, photo-realism for a softer, feathery style and fleecy brushstrokes.
by Sankhayan Ghosh, Indian Express
Decembe 11, 2012
In "Room, Interrupted in Passage", an exhibiton that opned on Wednesday at Galerie Mirchandani + Steinruecke in Colaba, a suitre of 30 paintings that bear remarkable resemblance to photographs, capture the interiors of hotel rooms and their bathrooms in various angles. The common thread that runs through them is the absence of any human character. But there are his impreints—the curtains rolled up at the windows till, scrambled bed sheets and glasses full.
The Subculture Continent: Nuances from India: Paintings by Abir Karmakar in Berlin
by Nicola Kuhn for Der Tagesspiegel, Berlin
October 7, 2006
Ranjana Steinruecke could have sold the exhibition by Abir Karmakar twice over in her gallery in Mumbai. However she resisted the demand at home for her young star, and brought the large format paintings to the Berlin guest show at Galerie Heike Curtze. ‘Interiors’ is the modest title for a spectacular debut, of this young Indian abroad.