I have exhibited all over the world and if I were to put every review that I have received in the last 3 decades, I would need another website! Sharing some of my most treasured press reviews with you, dear visitor.
The dark tones in the Danish winter months shine through several of the paintings which she has created in recent years. – Politiken, Copenhagen, March 31, 1989
The strongest colours are seen in the flower paintings. This is a confident show from an artist who has clearly taken a great deal from the world around during her travels. – Gulf Times, Doha, February 22,1990
There are some people who make the world more pure and comprehensible when you meet them. They attract you like a magnet and you feel as though you have known them all your life. The artist from India, Kusum Shukla has this charm whose exhibition is opening in Minsk at the Palace of Arts. – Kultura, Minsk, December 1, 1991
For somebody life is a journey. But for an artist art is an express to oneself; the process or product of deliberately arranging elements in a way to affect the senses or emotions. It encompasses a diverse range of human activities, creations, and modes of expression, including music, literature, film, sculpture, and paintings. The meaning of art is explored in a branch of philosophy known as aesthetics.
The Indian Council for Cultural Relations’s new solo painting exhibition – Past, Present & Future – by Kusum Shukla is a perfect example, where you can discover the real human experience of different human beings.
For her painting is a fragrance of flowers that cannot be suppressed. The beauty of creativity has to emerge and mingle with the stream life. Painting is like delivering a child, which is so painful. But her beliefs in god, listening to him can express what she feels. – Leichombam Kullajit, journalist review on his blog March 2010
Kusum uses vivacious colours to express not only her feelings but also the memories of her travels around the world. – Inside Outside, February 2000
The paintings uniformly animated by an upward movement, display a sense of exuberance, spontaneity, optimism and cheerfulness. – Outlook, January 17, 2000
Expressionistic in nature, her paintings draw their subject from not only her response to nature, but also myriad emotions that keep crossing the mind’s space – every moment of the live long day. – First City, October 1989
…Painting for her is akin to the act of transforming a poem brewing in her mind. Perhaps this explains the spontaneity that reverberates in her paintings. – First City, November 1998