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ANJUM SINGH

Masquerade

June 25 – August 14, 2015

City Black – In My Lungs, 2014

Ink and watercolor pencil on paper  10.25” x 7.13”

City Black – In My Lungs, 2014

Ink and watercolor pencil on paper  10.25” x 7.13”

Talwar Gallery is pleased to announce Masquerade, an exhibition of recent works on canvas and paper by Anjum Singh. Created over the past year, the works in Masquerade mark a turn in Anjum’s practice towards a more intimate, personal subject. Building on her previous exploration of the individual’s relationship with the modern city, Masquerade finds Anjum turning her attention inward, to the body: the systems and movements that exist beneath the skin. Using gridded lines as well as richly patterned surfaces, the artist maps the bodily self in its many iterations: a self both rigidly organized and often unpredictable, a highly developed architecture, and a living organism. Anjum depicts an interior world whose beauty depends on both these selves; where the lines between them are blurred, inevitably, by a vigorous and irrepressible force of life.

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.

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Masquerade, 2015, Oil on canvas

Masquerade, 2015

Oil on canvas

36” x 36”

Masquerade (detail)

Masquerade (detail)

Masquerade, 2015, Oil on canvas

Masquerade, 2015

Oil on canvas

36” x 36”

Masquerade (detail)

Masquerade (detail)

Masquerade, 2015, Oil on canvas

Masquerade, 2015

Oil on canvas

36” x 36”

Masquerade (detail)

Masquerade (detail)

4 O'Clock Rogue, 2015, Oil on canvas

4 O'Clock Rogue, 2015

Oil on canvas

72" x 72"

No More a Smudge, 2014, Ink and dry pastel on paper

No More a Smudge, 2014

Ink and dry pastel on paper

10.25" x 7.13"

Smear, 2014, Watercolor pencil and dry pastel on paper

Smear, 2014

Watercolor pencil and dry pastel on paper

10.25" x 7.13"

It Roars, 2014, Watercolor pencil, ink and dry pastel on paper

It Roars, 2014

Watercolor pencil, ink and dry pastel on paper

10.25" x 7.13"

Skin, 2014, Ink on paper

Skin, 2014

Ink on paper

10.25" x 7.13"

Cut, 2014, Watercolor pencil on paper

Cut, 2014

Watercolor pencil on paper

9" x 12.13"        

Untitled, 2014, Ink and silver on paper

Untitled, 2014

Ink and silver on paper

10.25” x 7.13”

City Black – In My Lungs, 2014, Ink and watercolor pencil on paper

City Black – In My Lungs, 2014

Ink and watercolor pencil on paper

10.25” x 7.13”

Stay Still, 2014, Dry pastel, watercolor pencil and ink on paper

Stay Still, 2014

Dry pastel, watercolor pencil and ink on paper

10.25”x 713”

Self Portrait, 2014, Watercolor pencil and dry pastel on paper

Self Portrait, 2014

Watercolor pencil and dry pastel on paper

10.25” x 7.13”

Roots Etc., 2014, Watercolor pencil and dry pastel on paper

Roots Etc., 2014

Watercolor pencil and dry pastel on paper

10.25” x 7.13”

I Look Like That Too, 2015, Watercolor pencil on paper

I Look Like That Too, 2015

Watercolor pencil on paper

12.13” x 9”

My City, 2015, Graphite, ink and watercolor pencil on paper

My City, 2015

Graphite, ink and watercolor pencil on paper

12.13" x 9"

My Body, 2015, Watercolor pencil on paper

My Body, 2015

Watercolor pencil on paper

12.13" x 9"

Many Of A Kind, 2015, Watercolor pencil on paper

Many Of A Kind, 2015

Watercolor pencil on paper

12.13" x 9"

At 4 O'clock, 2015, Watercolor pencil on paper

At 4 O'clock, 2015

Watercolor pencil on paper

12.13" x 9"

But My Genes Are Fine, 2015, Watercolor pencil on paper

But My Genes Are Fine, 2015

Watercolor pencil on paper

12.13" x 9"

From Memory - Maybe, 2015, Watercolor pencil on paper

From Memory - Maybe, 2015

Watercolor pencil on paper

12.13" x 9"

This is How I Dressed on 11/4/2014, 2015, Watercolor pencil and powder pigment on paper

This is How I Dressed on 11/4/2014, 2015

Watercolor pencil and powder pigment on paper

12.13" x 9"

Masquerade, 2015, Oil on canvas

Masquerade, 2015

Oil on canvas

36” x 36”

Masquerade (detail)

Masquerade (detail)

Masquerade, 2015, Oil on canvas

Masquerade, 2015

Oil on canvas

36” x 36”

Masquerade (detail)

Masquerade (detail)

Masquerade, 2015, Oil on canvas

Masquerade, 2015

Oil on canvas

36” x 36”

Masquerade (detail)

Masquerade (detail)

4 O'Clock Rogue, 2015, Oil on canvas

4 O'Clock Rogue, 2015

Oil on canvas

72" x 72"

No More a Smudge, 2014, Ink and dry pastel on paper

No More a Smudge, 2014

Ink and dry pastel on paper

10.25" x 7.13"

Smear, 2014, Watercolor pencil and dry pastel on paper

Smear, 2014

Watercolor pencil and dry pastel on paper

10.25" x 7.13"

It Roars, 2014, Watercolor pencil, ink and dry pastel on paper

It Roars, 2014

Watercolor pencil, ink and dry pastel on paper

10.25" x 7.13"

Skin, 2014, Ink on paper

Skin, 2014

Ink on paper

10.25" x 7.13"

Cut, 2014, Watercolor pencil on paper

Cut, 2014

Watercolor pencil on paper

9" x 12.13"        

Untitled, 2014, Ink and silver on paper

Untitled, 2014

Ink and silver on paper

10.25” x 7.13”

City Black – In My Lungs, 2014, Ink and watercolor pencil on paper

City Black – In My Lungs, 2014

Ink and watercolor pencil on paper

10.25” x 7.13”

Stay Still, 2014, Dry pastel, watercolor pencil and ink on paper

Stay Still, 2014

Dry pastel, watercolor pencil and ink on paper

10.25”x 713”

Self Portrait, 2014, Watercolor pencil and dry pastel on paper

Self Portrait, 2014

Watercolor pencil and dry pastel on paper

10.25” x 7.13”

Roots Etc., 2014, Watercolor pencil and dry pastel on paper

Roots Etc., 2014

Watercolor pencil and dry pastel on paper

10.25” x 7.13”

I Look Like That Too, 2015, Watercolor pencil on paper

I Look Like That Too, 2015

Watercolor pencil on paper

12.13” x 9”

My City, 2015, Graphite, ink and watercolor pencil on paper

My City, 2015

Graphite, ink and watercolor pencil on paper

12.13" x 9"

My Body, 2015, Watercolor pencil on paper

My Body, 2015

Watercolor pencil on paper

12.13" x 9"

Many Of A Kind, 2015, Watercolor pencil on paper

Many Of A Kind, 2015

Watercolor pencil on paper

12.13" x 9"

At 4 O'clock, 2015, Watercolor pencil on paper

At 4 O'clock, 2015

Watercolor pencil on paper

12.13" x 9"

But My Genes Are Fine, 2015, Watercolor pencil on paper

But My Genes Are Fine, 2015

Watercolor pencil on paper

12.13" x 9"

From Memory - Maybe, 2015, Watercolor pencil on paper

From Memory - Maybe, 2015

Watercolor pencil on paper

12.13" x 9"

This is How I Dressed on 11/4/2014, 2015, Watercolor pencil and powder pigment on paper

This is How I Dressed on 11/4/2014, 2015

Watercolor pencil and powder pigment on paper

12.13" x 9"