Schandra Singh

Elle Artist Schandra Singh is “Immune To It”

“'Where does she even start?' an awed woman asked as she stood face-to-face with one
of Schandra Singh’s massive, muscular, oil-on-linen portraits last Friday evening at the
opening of the artist’s new solo show, “If I am Immune To It, I Don’t Deserve To Be
Here,” at the Bose Pacia gallery in DUMBO."


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Vogue Paradise Lost

"Aparna Pednekar meets New York-based artist Schandra Singh on the eve of her solo show."


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NewStatesman Visions of India

"What does the Saatchi Gallery's new exhibition tell is about the subcontinent..."


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India Currents Yes We Can

"A graduate of the MFA program at Yale, visual artist Schandra Singh has had her work shown in the United States and internationally..."


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Libas International Art Miles

"The Saatchi Gallery - renowned for showcasing contemporary art at its most daring and outrageous - is the collection of Charles Saatchi, and reflects his personal taste..."


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Live Mint Profiles: Four Reasons to Art-Shop Abroad

"When the second plane flew into Tower 2 on 11 September 2001, Schandra Singh's apartment, like many in the vicinity of the World Trade Center, was destroyed..."


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Topcoat Magazine A Brave New World

"When art is mentioned as therapeutic, the therapy is naturally assumed for the author, by..."


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Artist Statement

My work is fueled by a need to foster communication in a time of emotional uncertainty. As a painter I use the medium of oil and gouache to talk about shared social and political realities. This work is at times a blending of imagery: towers into people, roses into founding fathers. At other times the work is a pure expression of a situation. Within these two modes of working, I try to come to terms with not only an inner anxiety but also a need to understand America's emotional understanding. As a survivor of September 11th I ask questions of myself and the world in the age of leisure and terrorism. As an artist whose cultural heritage stems from India and Austria, I use the mode of storytelling of the Indian miniature painter juxtaposed with inspirations of neo – expressionism. In a world where we are so often asked to take a side to know all of the answers I hope in my work to challenge the viewer by not didactically presenting one way, but by addressing my fears to express a human condition.