This video interview of well known artist Anupam Sud was recorded at the time of the inauguration of the exhibition “The Printed Picture: Four Centuries of Indian Printmaking”, curated by Dr. Paula Sengupta for DAG held at Punjab Lalit Kala Akademi Gallery. Ms. Sud was invited to inaugurate this prestigious exhibition in order to inspire the new generation of Print Makers as well as art enthusiasts. The video is a part of Punjab Lalit Kala Akademi’s ongoing project of video archiving all the major artists, art historians, art critics, folk artists and other aspects related to visual arts of Punjab specifically and other parts of the country and globe in general. The project is an initiative of Diwan Manna, artist and President of Punjab Lalit Kala Akademi. Punjab Lalit Kala Akademi, in collaboration with DAG organised an exhibition “THE PRINTED PICTURE: FOUR CENTURIES OF INDIAN PRINTMAKING”, comprising artworks by the most significant artists of the country in which a selection of artworks created with the medium of print making was on display at the Gallery of Punjab Lalit Kala Akademi at Punjab Kala Bhawan, Sector 16 B, Chandigarh. Anupam Sud is one of the finest printmakers among the new generation of artists in India. Although she has taken up painting on large canvases, mostly in acrylic, her intaglio prints still hold their sway over her paintings. Anupam has been experimenting in different areas of the graphic medium, but what stands out is apparently her effortless infusion of different intaglio processes with screen-printing and lithography. There is little of the narrowly ‘feminist’ in her total oeuvre. Instead, her firmly drawn figuration of men and women draw our attention to the general human situation and to psychological tensions between man and woman and that between man and society. A large part of the charm of her intaglio and mixed- media prints lies in her treatment of chiaroscuro.More metaphorical than direct, her work is different from that of traditional printmakers in that she does not rely on the monochromatic quality, inherent in this medium, to make a statement. Anupam’s work has evolved in phases. From the rather architectural forms, limbs and human figures in the mid 1970s to largely feminist subjects in the late 1970s. As one of the founder members of GROUP 8 (1968), Anupam, with her printmaker colleagues, worked through this association to promote and sustain printmaking as an independent, expressive art form. Her work has been widely exhibited and appreciated. Apart from over a dozen solo shows all over the world, she has participated in many group exhibitions in cities in the US, UK, Italy, Korea, Switzerland and other countries. She has won numerous national and international awards for her excellence in printmaking. She has also conducted workshops in Canada and Japan. She lives and works in New Delhi.Working mainly with intaglio prints, Sud fuses her knowledge of different intaglio processes with lithography and screen-printing. Her zinc plates breathe with a life, now suggesting the contours of a sculpture, now hinting at the warmth of oils. But at all times restraint seems to be the keynote of her work. While her sympathies and concerns are often feminist, a recurring theme in her work is the common human predicament. Her subjects are often introspective and fatalistic – existing in a world that is falling apart. She acknowledges many influences: her father who had a love for bodybuilding, detective stories, Punjabi theatre, and her mother who appreciated classical music and read the Upanishads. She also grew as an artist under the guidance of Somnath Hore in Delhi, whose work she closely related to. Born January 15, 1944 – Hoshiarpur, Punjab Education · 1990 Study Tour of USA under CICA Fellowship. · 1971-72 Print MAking at Slade School ,London(British Council Scholarship). · 1963-67 Diploma(Fine Arts),College of Art ,New Delhi