Known as the Singh Twins, London born twin sisters Amrit and Rabindra Singh’s award-winning paintings have been acknowledged for initiating a new movement in the revival of the Indian miniature tradition within modern art practices. Their paintings are part of many private and public collections worldwide. Their work has been incorporated into Britain’s formal education system and they regularly speak on their work at institutions like the Tate Gallery, London; The Art Gallery of Ontario, Canada; The National Gallery of Modern Art in Delhi and Mumbai; The University of California, Santa Barbara and The Asian Art Museum, San Francisco.
Here is one of their paintings, displayed in the ‘Heritage Centre’ at St George’s Hall, Liverpool commissioned by Liverpool Culture Company to mark the city winning ‘European Capital of Culture 2008’.
Two fine art books, Twin Perspectives and Worlds A-Part have been published on their work .They also feature in many mainstream art journals and publications like The Oxford History of Art: Portraiture, The National Portrait Gallery’s The Portraiture Now and Marg Publication’s New Insights into Sikh Art to name a few. Here are a few of their paintings, described by them as ”a candid snapshot of the materialism of this age”.
The Singh Twins are also published authors and filmmakers. Their writing includes books such as Bindhu’s Weddings and Images of Freedom as well as numerous articles for magazines, journals and websites worldwide. In 2006 they completed their first film, Nineteen Eighty-Four and the Via Dolorosa Project – a short documentary on the making of one of their most famous works, Nineteen Eighty Four, which has been screened at film festivals internationally.