Dr. Sushma Yadav’s solo exhibition of etchings is a pictorial journey of a lady artist as she traverses psychological and actual physical realms, amongst the crowds and the self, with each milestone, every single etching, evocatively rife with creative achievement and telling the story of humanity by means of the imaginative lens of a girl.
Dr. Sushma Yadav is a highly attained printmaker. The eminent, veteran printmaker Anupam Sud has been her mentor and guidebook underneath whose tutelage Dr. Sushma Yadav has learnt the finer features of printmaking and honed her expertise. It is therefore not surprising that Dr. Sushma’s etchings show a extraordinary degree of sophistication and a solid conceptual grasp of the two strategy and subject. The arduous and exceptionally meticulous method of printmaking and etching that Dr. Sushma specialises in, has necessary huge determination and sustained attempts above a variety of many years working in her studio. Obtaining concluded a stupendous body of work at this youthful age excelling in inventive innovation and skill, Dr. Sushma Yadav is at an extremely remarkable juncture in the Indian printmaking scape these days.
Dr. Sushma Yadav’s specific and moment almost mathematical preplanning delicately synergises with creative, intuitive genius. The balancing and symmetry of mild and dim, the highlights, and the textures, all occur with each other to make a attractive poetry in black and white. The notion of composition, the reverse symmetry, lines, shadow, and depth are woven in a symphony of lines and shadows. In the text of the artist Sushma Yadav, “Etching is a black and white medium and I noticed anything in two areas so a lot so that I dream also in two tones!”
One particular of the most distinctive and definitive attributes of the artist are her major etching will work – operating on two plates and 3 plates collectively which involves continually working on the plates collectively for prolonged intervals of time so as to sustain tonal and visible agreement.
Dr. Sushma Yadav enlivens and illuminates the world with her artist’s eyes. The set of prints depicting journey, metonymically captures the journey of life itself as portrayed in the sheer movement, the acquiring on, and the waiting around that characterises existence. They are at one stage symptomatic of the journey of existence and at a much more noticeable and literal amount of illustration they are outstanding satiric as perfectly as true insights into the ethos of travel and urbanity.
Dr. Sushma Yadav’s etchings capture a wide range of subjects the earth of agony and struggling, angst, grief, contemplation. On the other hand, the incredibly medium of print also lends alone to graphic commentary, a ludic engage in with fact as well as a starkness of vision in the stylised interaction of light and darkness, of black and white. Dr. Sushma Yadav’s etchings exemplify this selection and arrive at.
The etchings on display screen in this display hearken back as nicely as glimpse ahead to common human feelings. These feelings are then intermixed and interweaved with assorted persons. The intermingling of races and groups place in direction of an underlying commonality of human expertise so pretty vital to imagine right now in a globe that is riven by divisions and inequalities.
Dr. Sushma Yadav’s etchings also creatively categorical human relationships, the oscillations amongst adore and ego, amongst hope and grief, involving gals as temptresses and gals in their daily home duties and eventually the starkness of women of all ages inmates as they stare with blank eyes devoid of hope or pleasure. Dr. Sushma Yadav’s prints elaborate a breath-having array of a woman’s globe. Sushma Yadav in many of her prints depicts the kitchen scenes and scenes of partaking of food. Also substantial is the coexistence of a buffet or a meal and also at the same time a search at the kitchen area where the meal is organized. Or the act of dressing in finery as in the remarkably intricate and evocative tryptic “Permit me Dressup for Mine” also has a counterpoint in the etchings which glimpse behind the scenes to spots of washing clothes and their drying on clotheslines. These then develop into critical signifiers of the interposition of the personal realms (in which girls are relegated) into the public area. Substantial also is the quick assurance with which the lingerie of females is exhibited as hanging on the clotheslines. The etchings portraying women’s operate powering the scenes are a strong statement of a fact that exists that is oft overlooked in worldly engagements. Additionally, a foregrounding of the concealed and the private feminine undergarments hitherto affiliated with disgrace is reversed as they turn out to be a component of the sacredness as the title of this established of artworks “Sacred Story” triumphantly proclaims.
The prints stand apart and miles forward in their sheer number and measurement, a feat arguably not however completed in India, and also by the way they investigate common thoughts and relationships with an unremitting emphasis on women in many factors as a temptress, as a mother, and as an artist – in the end projecting and unlayering the essential humanity that all races, genders, and groups share. That this important humanity is conveyed via a crowd that has a greater part of girls alternatively than males is an invitation to see womankind as well as depictive of the masses and not just mankind – a correction to the male-created language and ethos so wanted in the male-dominated society. The simultaneous expertise of sensory delight as properly as deep contemplation is what sets this artist printmaker aside from the rest creating this set of etchings a visual feast as properly as an psychological,
intellectual, and gendered expression par excellence.