After her return to India Sud developed an intense interest in exploring clothed and unclothed human figures through the medium of etching. She found inspiration in both male and female sexuality and identities. She takes on social issues that are often found in her art, and her figures are usually self-absorbed and brooding. However, through symbolism and metaphors, Sud engages with socially relevant themes and moody depictions of interrelations between the sexes and human predicament are common themes in her work.
This artwork description is an excerpt from The Jehangir Nicholson Art Foundation artist page on Anupam Sud.
Born in 1944 in Hoshiarpur in Punjab, India, Sud attended the College of Art, New Delhi to study art. In 1967, she was the youngest member of Group 8, an association of artists at college founded by her mentor and teacher Jagmohan Chopra. Later in 1971, she went to England to study the advanced techniques of printmaking at the Slade School of Fine Arts, London, UK on a grant from British Council. From 1977 until 2003, she taught at College of Art, New Delhi. She currently lives in Delhi and continues to practise printmaking at her studio at Mandi village.
Recognised for her influential contributions to the growth of printmaking in India, Anupam Sud is considered one of the most significant and pioneering artists in India. Her work has been featured in solo and group exhibitions in New Delhi, Mumbai, Bangladesh, New York, Washington, D. C., Japan and Korea among others, as well as the International Print Biennale and Triennale. Her work is included in collections in The Victoria and Albert Museum in London, UK; the William Benton Museum of Art in Connecticut; the Worcester Art Museum in Massachusetts; the Jehangir Nicholson Foundation in Mumbai; the National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi; Peabody Musuem; Glenbarra Art Musuem, Japan; and Fukuoka Museum, Japan, among others.
This artist bio has been sourced from DAG Galleries artist page on Anupam Sud .