Annu Yadav

CA, United States

I’m a California-based visual artist who grew up in India. My paintings and wearable sculptures examine feminine existence, exploring its temptations, limitations, and complexities. This narrative tension stems from a love-and-hate relationship with India’s deeply layered culture and the treatment of women. Growing up, I found that female expression was highly subdued. And as far as a woman’s suffering is concerned, a lot remains tolerable.

My work examines the social, political, and cultural challenges faced by women, deep inner strength & contemplation of the feminine. Drawing inspiration from imagination and dreamscapes, my exploration takes shape through animalistic and materialistic motifs, infused with vibrant hues and personalized cultural symbolism. My visual arrangements are singular and isolated, offering a sense of solemnity for the protagonists and the observers. My paintings create scenes where momentary contradictions shatter the illusions of duality and outdated binary notions of East and West. In this transcultural era, my art serves as a catalyst for expanding perceptions, encouraging growth and acceptance, within the complexities of our shared human experience.

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Bedside Conversations, 2023

Acrylic on linen

53" x 93"


Elegant Eruptions, 2023

Acrylic on linen

42" x 42"


The Visitor, 2023

Acrylic on linen

30" x 45"


I See You – I, 2023

Silk Carpet with Painting

58" x 39"