About the artist
Sayam Bharath Yadav was born in 1977 in Hyderabad. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts in Painting from S.V. College of Fine Arts, Osmania University, and a Master’s degree with a specialization in painting and printmaking from the S.N. School of Fine Arts Performing Arts and Communications at the Central University of Hyderabad. Usually working in a monochromatic palette, Yadav is engaged with the image of the bull. In traditional mythology the bull is a symbol of power and of unparalleled strength and in his works, the artist attempts to transfer this strength to his canvases. Most of his depictions are savage, and there rarely is a moment of calm. Veering towards abstraction, yet very rooted in the figurative, Yadav’s art is a grim reminder of symbolism, strength and power. Spurred by the pollution around him and inspired by childhood memories of vast agricultural land and grazing buffaloes, his artwork awakens a sense of eco-consciousness in viewers, his paintings also depicts social concerns on themes like urbanisation, global warming and pollution.