Friday, July 22, 2016

Gond Art is as Contemporary as Any Other: Venkat Raman Singh Shyam

An undeclared self-portrait by Venkat Raman Singh Shyam, who has written an insightful critique of his life story and his art, in the book “Finding My Way,” co-authored by S. Anand (Venkat Raman Singh Shyam)
INDIA---Venkat Raman Singh Shyam has been fighting ill-informed labels all his life. He has done it through his art but categorizations by critics, who are accustomed to seeing only categories, have even tried to subvert his art. So, he decided to tell his own story before any of those category-happy critics could cause irreparable damage. He has done that through a book titled “Finding My Way” (published by Juggernaut), with the help of author and publisher S. Anand. The book, released in New Delhi sometime back, is Shyam’s life story told through the art that he practises — the Gond Art — in his own words, given the form of text by Anand. [link]

Finding My Way Hardcover – Illustrated, 5 May 2016 by Venkat Raman Singh Shyam (Author), S. Anand (Author)