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ANJUM SINGH

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Flower But Not, 2015-16  Watercolor, graphite & dry pastels on paper

In 9 parts, each 32.75″ x 25.5″ x 1.5″ (detail

Anjum Singh’s  works highlight her interest in systems of order, movement, and exchange, from her early works of urban metropolises to her later works that focus on internal structures. Over the course of her career, Singh’s works transitioned from the reflection of the changing urban human condition to the changing of her own condition. Her early works explore themes of how environment shapes and is shaped by its inhabitants. After her cancer diagnosis, Singh’s works shifted to looking internally. Her large scale painting and smaller drawings examine tumor-like structures and blood cell formations, which give her works an autobiographical feel. 

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Anjum Singh was born in 1967 in New Delhi, India. She passed away in 2020 in New, Delhi, India. As the only child of two artists, Singh was surrounded by art from an early age. In 1989 she earned a BFA at Kala Bhavan, Santiniketan, before receiving an MFA from College of Art, New Delhi in 1991. Later she continued her education at The Corcoran School of Art, Washington, DC from 1992 to 1994, and was awarded the Charles Wallace Fellowship to work at Gasworks, London in 2002-2003. Her works have been shown in the Prince of Wales Museum, Mumbai, India; at The San Jose Museum of Art, California; Khoj International Artists Workshop, Modinagar, India (2001); and the 7th International Cairo Biennale, Cairo, Egypt (1998). Her works are in the collection of the Kiran Nadar Museum of Art, New Delhi, India.

Selected Works

Selected Works Thumbnails

Belly Button, 2018
Oil on canvas
36″ x 60″

Belly Button (detail)

Alien, 2018
Oil on canvas
60″ x 30″

Alien (detail)

Cobweb in my head, 2018
Watercolor pencil and graphite on paper
32 3/4″ x 25 1/2″

Cobweb in my head (detail)

Remarkable Unremarkable, 2015-2018
Watercolor, graphite and dry pastels on paper
15″ x 11 3/4″ (Each of 24 parts)

Remarkable Unremarkable, 2015-2018

Remarkable Unremarkable (detail)

Remarkable Unremarkable (detail)

Remarkable Unremarkable (detail)

Remarkable Unremarkable (detail)

Remarkable Unremarkable (detail)

Remarkable Unremarkable (detail)

Blackness, 2015-2017
Watercolor, graphite and dry pastels on paper
32 3/4″ x 25 1/2″ (Each of 4 parts)

Blackness (detail)

Blackness (detail)

Blackness (detail)

Blackness (detail)

Mean Machine, 2016
Oil on canvas
72" x 84"

Mean Machine (detail)

At 4 O’Clock, 2015
Watercolor pencil on paper
12.13″ x 9″

FLY, 2002

FLY (detail)

Belly Button, 2018
Oil on canvas
36″ x 60″

Belly Button (detail)

Alien, 2018
Oil on canvas
60″ x 30″

Alien (detail)

Cobweb in my head, 2018
Watercolor pencil and graphite on paper
32 3/4″ x 25 1/2″

Cobweb in my head (detail)

Remarkable Unremarkable, 2015-2018
Watercolor, graphite and dry pastels on paper
15″ x 11 3/4″ (Each of 24 parts)

Remarkable Unremarkable, 2015-2018

Remarkable Unremarkable (detail)

Remarkable Unremarkable (detail)

Remarkable Unremarkable (detail)

Remarkable Unremarkable (detail)

Remarkable Unremarkable (detail)

Remarkable Unremarkable (detail)

Blackness, 2015-2017
Watercolor, graphite and dry pastels on paper
32 3/4″ x 25 1/2″ (Each of 4 parts)

Blackness (detail)

Blackness (detail)

Blackness (detail)

Blackness (detail)

Mean Machine, 2016
Oil on canvas
72" x 84"

Mean Machine (detail)

At 4 O’Clock, 2015
Watercolor pencil on paper
12.13″ x 9″

FLY, 2002

FLY (detail)

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