Press Quotes


“In this show (Brought Up As Rabbit), Yadav moves away from earlier didactic works, although the playfullness of his style remains evident. As always, each work is layered with meanings that need to be explored and unraveled by the viewer. ... Yadav’s work is quirky nad engaging; viewers are made a part of the exhibit, intimidated and confused. Yet they leave the show with the satisfaction of having encountered art that is hard to forget.”

– Editors, Brought Up As Rabbit, Saffronart.com, Aug 14 2013  

 

“A sinister merging of the animal and machine can be seen in Mumbai-based Narendra Yadav’s work. This adman-turned-artist is having a solo at the Gallery Maskara in Mumbai, titled “Memory Minus Me”. A catchy sculpture is of a blue fibre-glass dog minus its head, with an arm carrying a camcorder protruding out of its collar...”

- Georgina Maddox, Where the Wild Things Are, The Indian Express, Delhi, April 18 2010

 

“ ... Memory Minus Me, A nine-piece show of remarkable tech-wizardry, clever interactive possibilities, and sometimes sheer genius. ... At the heart of the artist's fantastic solo is an innate sadness of how mortality and the fear of death itself, are majestic catalysts that instigates our desire to record, to keep in mind, to (re)store images that comprise an idea of you.”

- Vishwas Kulkarni, Past, Perfect, Mumbai Mirror, April 20 2010

 

“Yadav’s works are highly conceptual and adhere closely to the notion that art should not be an object but an experience...most of the installations use a poetic language...”

- Anjuly Mathai, Mind Games, The Indian Express Mumbai Newsline, April 23 2010

 

“Whether it’s the communication of thoughts, ideas, or social themes, Yadav manages to do it effectively through his interactive installations”

- Nikita Jain, Eclectic Leanings, India Today: Simply Mumbai, March 13 2009

“The striking quality of Yadav’s artistry is a refusal to stick to forms that make up a series... Each of these nine works stand out with their singularity of shape. The only common thing in these works is 

the material, which is steel (except one where he uses wood). The frosty whiteness of steel perfectly complements Yadav’s works driven by hard intellect.
Yadav depends a lot on technical precision for the exact effect he wants each work to have on the viewer. Measurements, shadows, lighting and angles are meticulously in order. If you are a collector of works that reflect the artist’s emotions and intuition rather than his ideas and technique, these works are not yours to own. But in the still nascent world of Indian installation art, Yadav is an artist likely to contribute a great deal in the years to come.”

- Sanjukta Sharma, A Pavlovian World, LiveMint- Lounge, March 2 2009

“Narendra Yadav’s first solo Labour (2006) was enchanting...the execution of Yadav’s technologically sophisticated works is commendable...”

– Editors, Oh God..., Sunday Mid-Day, March 1 2009

 

“[Narendra Yadav’s] Chicken Pox is witty, silly and brilliant: two hearts...keep rotating in a shiny, silver barbeque grill, the organs connected by tubes with blood-like fluid flowing inside them. The artist is trying to depict a condition that happens ‘once in a lifetime’, a coincidence much like love itself...”

- Vishwas Kulkarni, In the Realm of the Senses, Mumbai Mirror, Sept 27 2008

Bibliography
Reviews


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Doshi, Riddhi, Here’s your chance to walk on the moon, Hindustan Times, April 2, 2015

 

Alvares, Patricia Ann, Breaking the mould, Herald, Goa, September 3, 2014

 

Maddox, Georgina, Fair Ground, Timeout, New Delhi, Jan/Feb, 2014

 

Biswas, Premankur, Turning Reality Upside Down, Indian Express, New Delhi, February 01, 2014

 

Editors, Pavlov’s Dog & Other Works, Platform, New Delhi, India, Sept/Oct 2013
 

Editors, Narendra Yadav at Gallery Maskara, Mumbai Boss, Mumbai, India, August 14, 2012

Editors, Brought up as Rabbit, SaffronArt.com, Mumbai, India, August 14, 2012 

 

Pal, Deepanjana, Backtrack: Narendra Yadav’s Brought Up As Rabbit, anonandon.wordpress.com, Mumbai, India, August 08, 2012

 

D’Mello, Roselyn, Thank God It’s Thursday: Get set for an Arty Evening in Mumbai, Blouin Artinfo, August 08, 2012 

Editors, Look Beyond The Obvious At Gallery Maskara, InOnIt, Mumbai, India, August 08, 2012

Nagree, Zeenat, Remote Control , Time Out Mumbai, Mumbai, India, March 16, 2012

 

Chakrabarty, Deblina, Unlocking Pandora’s Box Ream by Ream, Artanarki, India, April 30, 2010

 

Editors, Gallery Maskara Set To Close, Mumbai Boss, Mumbai, India, April 26, 2010

 

Mathai, Anjuly, Mind Games, Indian Express Newsline, Mumbai, India, April 23, 2010

Kulkarni, Vishwas, Past Perfect, Mumbai Miror, Mumbai, India, April 20, 2010

Maddox, Georgina, Where The Wild Things Are, Indian Express, New Delhi, India, April 18, 2010 

 

Padhiar, Jigna, Mind Games, Hindustan Times HT Cafe, Mumbai, India, April 16, 2010

 

Nagree, Zeenat, Lest you forget, Time Out Mumbai, Mumbai, India, April 15, 2010

 

Maddox, Georgina, Design Switch, The Sunday Express, Mumbai, India, May 31, 2009

 

Jain, Nikita, Eclectic Leanings, India Today, Mumbai, India, March 13, 2009

 

Ajmera, Ankit, Playing God, DNA After Hrs, Mumbai, India, March 02, 2009

 

Sharma, Sanjukta, A Pavlovian World, LiveMint, India, March 02, 2009

Editors, Oh God..., Sunday Mid Day, Mumbai, India, March 01, 2009

 

Padhiar, Jigna, A Question of Conditioning, Hindustan Times, Mumbai, India, February 27, 2009

 

Maddox, Georgina, On Condition, Indian Express Mumbai Newsline, Mumbai, India, February 26, 2009

 

Pal, Deepanjana, Big Deal, Time Out, Mumbai, India, February 20, 2009
 

Kulkarni, Vishwas In the realm of the senses, Mumbai Mirror, Mumbai, India, Sept 27, 2008

 

 

Publications

Maskara, Abhay, Gallery Maskara, Volume III, Gallery Maskara, Mumbai, India, 2012

Maskara, Abhay, Gallery Maskara, Volume II, Gallery Maskara, Mumbai, India, 2010

Maskara, Abhay, Gallery Maskara, Volume I, Gallery Maskara, Mumbai, India, 2009

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