Bhajju Shyam

Exhibitions


Bhajju Shyam

Bhajju is a well known Gond artist, having exhibited his work at the Museum of London and on tour in the UK, Germany, Holland, Italy and Russia. Born in 1971 in the Gond tribal village of Patangarh, sixteen year-old Bhajju travelled to Bhopal where he became apprentice to Jangarh Singh Shyam.

His best-known work, The London Jungle Book, is a visual travelogue of his 2002 visit to London, where he went to paint the interior of an up-market Indian restaurant. The book, published by Tara Books and the Museum of London, was released in November 2004, along with a three-month exhibition at the Museum. In 2001, he received a state award for Best Indigenous Artist. He also was the winner of the Ojas Art Award in 2015.