Signed and dated 'Anupam Sud 2001' (lower right)
Titled, dated and inscribed 'Paper Boat / 2001 / Ms. Anupam Sud' (on the reverse)
The Guild Art Gallery, Mumbai.
EXHIBITED AND PUBLISHED
Mohini Maya: Anupam Sud, The Guild Art Gallery, Exhibition Catalogue, (Mumbai, 2002).
As a print maker Anupam works perceptibly towards structure. Particularly in the period of the 80’s and early 90’s, her figures are emphatically defined by architectural forms – cubes, blocks, crumbling walls, city park benches that attract the speculative interest of the lonely figure, exteriors of grey, decaying 19th century buildings. Against such hard edged structures, the figure [such as the nude women in Pick-Up Girls, 1980 or the men and women in the series titled Dialogue 1984] appears in images of duress—only part revealing a psychic life that we cannot construct for ourselves. The artist creates a charged wise-en-scene, even as she appears indifferent to issues of identification. Elsewhere appurtenances of clothes, masks, tubes, vials and bottles are seen in disturbing conjunction, circumscribing feminine activity and creating hierarchies in gender behaviour. However, in leaving the critical point, -- on whether the women are the subject or the object of representation in her work – deliberately cryptic, Anupam maintains a degree of tension that lends her work its defining edge. (Exhibition Text, The Guild Art Gallery, 2002, Mumbai)