Exhibited : Labour: Installations by Narendra
Yadav, solo at Sakshi Gallery, 2006.
Provenance : From an important Mumbai based
corporate collection, property was acquired by the present owner from Sakshi Gallery.
Height of the figure - 6ft
Narendra Yadav was born in Ratnagiri, India in 1964. He completed his Bachelor’s in Fine Arts in Applied
Art from the J.J. School of Art, Mumbai in the year 1987. Narendra Yadav’s works are made for the
audience to view the obvious in satirical and delightful ways that never fail to surprise or amuse. His
object and video based works successfully astride conceptual art salon with his sculptures and
Narendra Yadav’s debut solo exhibition took place in 2006, titled ‘Labour Installations’ it comprised of
fascinating/innovative works made of wood and fiberglass. One of the work titled ‘Stress Release Toys
for Instant Justice’ depicted a statue toppling from a podium with the help of a simple lever mechanism.
Yadav has been inspired by Ivan Petrovich Pavlov, an early 20th century scientist, best known for his
experiment on classical conditioning and therefore creates works which are experimental as well as
conclusive in nature. The artist lives and works in Mumbai.