Maharashtra | India
First Prize in Annual Art Exhibition of College of Art, New Delhi - 1, 1989
Anand Singh is a Delhi based painter who works mainly on watercolors, portraying poverty and the upheaval of contemporary metropolitan life is a recurring theme in his works. He states that his works use to be form based but in due course they became abstract. “I deliberately went beyond form so that more people are able to relate to my works, rather than associating my work with the form they could interpret it as per their own understanding. This is also the reason why I leave most of my works untitled.”After serving the Delhi College of Art as a faculty for five years he now has his studio at Kaladham at Greater Noida.
Singh finds inspiration from lives of subaltern communities like fishermen and factory workers. “The spaces in which these communities exist, their tools, the whole ambiance inspires me. Their challenging life conditions are extraordinary, enough to stir one’s imagination” he explains.
Another recurring theme in his works is the upheaval and destruction which characterizes contemporary metropolitan life “During my last 30 years in Delhi I have seen the city change at a very fast pace, the changes are fast and cause a lot of upheaval. Take for instance the construction of the Metro rail how much debris and displacement it causes” Singh explains.