Porous Borders, 2016

Oil on linen.

10 x 15 cm.

Signed and dated on the verso.

Contact Collectionair for details about the artwork:

Her recent paintings engage with the sea. 'Wave', 'influx', 'flood', 'stream', 'flow'. These are words that describe the forms of water represented here. At once quintessential subjects for painting but also words that have entered contemporary political and social discourse to describe patterns of global migration.

India Dewar's series of pictures actualises these figures of speech into visual form, exploring the dehumanising effect of metaphor through strange and unsettling images

The passage from Virginia Woolf’s ‘The Waves’ that introduces this exhibition, echoes the elements at play in these small but impactful paintings. 

  • Ships in 10 to 20 business days.
  • We allow returns within 7 days of reception.
  • Shipping cost and taxes will be automatically calculated at checkout based on your location.
  • All artworks are sold unframed unless stated otherwise.
Desktop india


Born in: United Kingdom

India Dewar lives and works in London.



Studio programme, Turps Art School, 2014-16

BA Hons in Fine Art, Painting from City and Guilds of London Art School 2009-12

Charles Cecil, Florence, Italy, Fine art painting, 2007-8


Selected Past Exhibitions

Solo Exhibition

 ‘The Cosmic Onion’ Subway Gallery, London, June 2013


Selected group Exhibitions

Turps Group Exhibition, Bermondsey Project Space, 183-185 Bermondsey St, London SE1 3UW. 18th-29th August 2016.

Summer Exhibition 2016, Royal Academy of Arts, London. 13th June - 21 August 2016

'Les Bleus Aléatoires' Appestat, 102 Islington High Street, N1 8EG, London, February 2016

'No Monkey Business' Qpark car park, Chinatown, 20 Newport Place, WC2H 7PR,  London, February 2016     

'2nd yr Spring Show' Turps Gallery, Thurlow street, London, February 2016

Edel Assanti Gallery, 74A Newman St, London, August 2015

Turps Banana Gallery, Thurlow street, London, July 10th-12th July 2015

The Art Car Boot Fair, London, June 2015

No4A Gallery, North Malvern Road,  Worcestershire, WR14 4LT May 2015

 ‘The Hix Award’ Cock ‘n Bull Gallery, Rivington Street, London, August 2013

‘Made’, The Chance collective, The Chance Gallery, 123 Sydney St, London, October 2013

‘Art Barter’ at The Art Car Boot Fair, London, June 2013

‘Surface Revive- by Transmission’ Rook and Raven gallery, London, January 2013

‘Art Barter, Frieze week’ Subway Gallery, London, October 2012

‘Recent Graduates’ stand at the Affordable Art Fair, Battersea, London October 2012

‘Consumed by Matter’, The Chance Gallery, 123 Sydney St, London, October 2012

‘Group Show’ The Chance Gallery, 123 Sydney St, London, August 2012

 ‘36’ Group exhibition, A Shoreditch Warehouse, June 2011

‘Volte’ Brixton London at the Lambeth Accord, June 2010

Mount House Gallery, Marlborough, Wiltshire, June 2007



Explore artist
Square preview fit 1 no back
Square preview fit 2 no back
Square preview fit 3 no back
Square preview fit 5 no back