Anil Kumar Yadav
Anil Kumar Yadav is an Artist from Kolkata who was born in 1984 in a village in Uttar Pradesh. He grew up among villagers with modest lives and the Rangolis at the village festival and local potters’ fine works of art inspired him greatly towards art as a hobby and potential career from early childhood.
Trying to stay as true to the subject, Anil’s works appear photographic or naturalistic. The religious Ghats of Varanasi and Haridwar and other ancient places attracted him for their cultural heritage. His artwork is a photographic rendition of the antique doors, temples, old architecture and other memories from his childhood. Anil’s talent lies in his ability to capture the mysticism and spirituality of his memories. His works hold a beauty that cannot be described in words.
A common theme in his paintings is a depiction of a cluster of brass bells in shades of faded gold draw that the attention to the manner in which the artist has chosen to highlight them. The canvas looks like as if the metal objects were in conversation with one another. The red background behind bears a testimony to their clandestine conversations. The purpose isn’t determined nor is the actuality. But it is there as a question, a realisation of the mood identified as ordinary but holding something secret, guarded as if it were sacred.