Sham Sunder's Borders and Boundaries as a concept contain a sort of a silence that prevails and signifies the non-existence of `the human', the life and the liveliness. I have tried to capture this silence in my works says Sham. Like birds and breeze, our thoughts, fondness, sympathies and compassions too cross borders. These landscapes, "borders and boundaries" intended in these works tend to move beyond being merely geographical. Borders and Boundaries confine movements. Restrict freedom and control actions. They generate doubts, raise questions and curiosities about the `other' on the `other side' and create "the others" amongst ourselves. Borders sustain hatred; invent violence to maintain the intended hate. Hence, every border comes with a "no man's land". Borders and boundaries silence interactions.
Sham Sunder holds a Diploma in Painting from KEN School of Art (1979) and Post Diploma in Print Making from Viswa Bharati University, Shantiniketan (1982). He has had his solo shows in Bangalore, Mumbai, Delhi, Goa and Hyderabad. He has been a part of several group shows like the Shristi Gallery Group show of Andhra Pradesh Artists, The Red Stone Art Center Colarado, USA, Asian European Art biennale at ANKARA, Turkey (1990), Festival of India, USA (1989), AIFACS International Graphics, New Delhi (1985) and many of the Karnataka State Lalitkala Exhibitions Since 1976. He has also been a participant of many International Camps and Workshops in India as well as abroad. His works form a part of many major collections like the Bangalore Museum, Chandigarh Museum, University of Hyderabad, Lalithakala Regional Center, Madras, Kansas University Collections, USA, The Marble Institute of Colorado, Denver, Colorado, USA and many other Private collections in India as well as abroad. He has been the recipient of Karnataka Shilpakala Academi Award for contribution in the field of Fine Arts' 2001. Human Resource Development Fellowship for Fine Arts' 1995-96. Asian European Art Biennale at ANKARA,Turky 1090. Karnataka State Lalitkala Exhibition 1993, `84, `82. Contemporary Indian Prints in the Festival of India USA 1995. All India Graphics, Chandigarh 1981 and `82.
He is currently Professor at Department of Fine Art, S N School, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad.