The solo exhibition has more than thirty works on display. The artworks revolve around nature, a subject closest to Bhajju’s heart.
In all his works, his captivating visuals and easy storytelling style fuse his perceptions of the modern world with his tribe’s unique visual language. Perhaps the most versatile artist of the Gond art tradition, Bhajju uses inherited forms in very current and expressive ways, while experimenting with innovative subjects and new ideas.
Bhajju Shyam’s work has never been static; it is a constantly evolving space that reflects his search for new idioms, openness to curatorial discussions, and an innate interest in experimentation. While his visual language and narrative content remain rooted (and hearted) in his native Gond culture, the medium and stylistic appearance as well as the essence of contemporary reflections shift and transform. He has attempted different series in the past few years: he has worked in mud relief, black and white drawing, grayscale painting, and recently, stencil cut artwork. It began as a wall-graffiti piece at Lodhi road, in Delhi’s street-art district, in collaboration with St+ART Foundation. It grew from there on into a practice that he felt comfortable transferring to the canvas surface.