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Sohan Jakhar

Jaipur, India 11 Followers

About Artist

My recent works addresses my relationship with the cities as well as my ancestry. The current body of work examines the visual dynamics of the roadside bazaar. Our street Bazaar is surrounded by visual stimulation, no...

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My recent works addresses my relationship with the cities as well as my ancestry. The current body of work examines the visual dynamics of the roadside bazaar. Our street Bazaar is surrounded by visual stimulation, noisy visual chaos of vendors, hawkers. These vendors, hawkers dominate busiest urban landscapes. Here, a whole new world of images, sounds and gestures is evolving and gaining ground. Visuals of roadside stalls anticipate and announce the cultural and technological shifts.

These street vendors offer a critical viewing of the strategic role of popular Indian imagery from the bazaar "not as an object to be seen or a text to be read, but as a process wherein social and subjective identities are formed. Bringing in of a new trajectory, while retaining its cultural traditions. The Indian cultural sphere seems to engage in a languid debate between conservative and the liberal, the revivalist and the progressive, the socialist and the consumerist, the indigenous and the international. The multiplicity and disjuncture, which exist in our country, empowers me. Where the ancient and cyber- space coexist.

These roadside stalls dramatise changing personal and social values alongside forging ideological conceptions of the nation itself. . The visuals of these stalls grew out of major cultural and technological transformations that occurred in the last decade, which included the impact of the consumerism.

I draw mainly from these bazaars streets. The incorporated images are the photographs, later digitally modified and painted on the canvas. The treatment of pictures has a simplistic approach. I have uses layers of vibrant colors that simply have strong individual personas expressing a subtle theatre of visual form. The decorative motifs floating in the background come from the painted fresco on the Havelis (Mansions) of Shekhavati, in my native. Juxtaposed them on visuals of these bazaars, seem to reflect a scenario in permanent state of transition and moving life. My works aesthetic delineates the complex inter –relations of India’s urban & semi urban scenario.

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  • BIODATA

  • About Artist

    My recent works addresses my relationship with the cities as well as my ancestry. The current body of work examines the visual dynamics of the roadside bazaar. Our street Bazaar is surrounded by visual stimulation, noisy visual chaos of vendors, hawkers. These vendors, hawkers dominate busiest urban landscapes. Here, a whole new world of images, sounds and gestures is evolving and gaining ground. Visuals of roadside stalls anticipate and announce the cultural and technological shifts.

    These street vendors offer a critical viewing of the strategic role of popular Indian imagery from the bazaar "not as an object to be seen or a text to be read, but as a process wherein social and subjective identities are formed. Bringing in of a new trajectory, while retaining its cultural traditions. The Indian cultural sphere seems to engage in a languid debate between conservative and the liberal, the revivalist and the progressive, the socialist and the consumerist, the indigenous and the international. The multiplicity and disjuncture, which exist in our country, empowers me. Where the ancient and cyber- space coexist.

    These roadside stalls dramatise changing personal and social values alongside forging ideological conceptions of the nation itself. . The visuals of these stalls grew out of major cultural and technological transformations that occurred in the last decade, which included the impact of the consumerism.

    I draw mainly from these bazaars streets. The incorporated images are the photographs, later digitally modified and painted on the canvas. The treatment of pictures has a simplistic approach. I have uses layers of vibrant colors that simply have strong individual personas expressing a subtle theatre of visual form. The decorative motifs floating in the background come from the painted fresco on the Havelis (Mansions) of Shekhavati, in my native. Juxtaposed them on visuals of these bazaars, seem to reflect a scenario in permanent state of transition and moving life. My works aesthetic delineates the complex inter –relations of India’s urban & semi urban scenario.

  • Academics

    2006 M.F.A. in Painting from Rajasthan School of Art, Jaipur

    1999 B.F.A. in Painting from Rajasthan School of Art, Jaipur

  • Exhibitions

    SOLO SHOWS

    2015 "Essence of Street" Mool Foundation, Jaipur
    2014 “Connecting Threads” Mantra Art Gallery, Ahmedabad
    2010 “Urban Ethos” HKFINEART, Hong Kong
    2009 “Vendorism” Arushi Arts, New Delhi
    2009 “Vendorism” Museum Gallery, Mumbai
    2005 Jawahar Kala Kendra, Jaipur

    GROUP SHOWS

    2019 “A Bejewelled Life” Mumbai
    2019 “Intersection” Visual Arts Centre, Singapore
    2017 (im) possibilities, Creativity Art Gallery, New Delhi
    2016 “Spirit of India” Conrad Algarve & ArtCatto, Portugal
    2015 Annual Art Exhibition, Juneja Art Gallery, Jaipur
    2014 “Desire & Explorations” Juneja Art Gallery, Jaipur
    2013 “Winter Oeuvre” , Birla Academy of Art & Culture, Kolkata
    2012 India Art Fair, Arushi Art, New Delhi
    2012 “Portrait of a Taxi” Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai
    2011 “Stories of Then and Now” Amelia Johnson Contemporary, Hong Kong
    2011 “Take 2” Arushi Arts, New Delhi
    2010 “Muzik.Enchanted.Life.” Gallerie Angel Arts, JW Marriott, Mumbai
    2010 “The Art of Democracy” The Bristol Gallery, Bristol
    2009 “Who We Are” Sunjin Galleries, Singapore
    2009 “Resonance” Galerie Caroline Vachet, Lyon, France
    2009 Summer Show, Arushi Arts, New Delhi
    2008 “INDIART Part II” Group Show at Paris
    2008 “Portrait of a Place”, Rob Dean Art Ltd, London
    2008 Group Show at Asia House, London by Quartet Art, London
    2008 "Indian Escapades" Sunjin Art Gallery, Singapore
    2006 Sunjin Art Gallery, Singapore
    2006 “Index” Vision Arts, Mumbai
    2003 "Hritusanhar" Rajasthan School of Art Jaipur
    2002 Rabindra Bhavan, New Delhi
    2001 Rabindra Bhavan, New Delhi
    2000 Sudarshana Art Gallery, Bikaner
    2000 Jawahar Kala Kendra, Jaipur
    1999 Jawahar Kala Kendra, Jaipur


    PARITICIPATIONS

    2014 Jaipur Art Summit, JKK, Jaipur
    2013 Jaipur Art Summit, JKK, Jaipur
    2013 “Art in Testing Times..” Harvest, Arushi Arts, Stainless Gallery, New Delhi
    2013 3rd International Art Competition, Art Revolution Taipei, Taiwan
    2012 “An ongoing Quest” Harvest, Arushi Arts, Stainless Gallery, New Delhi
    2011 “Homage to Husain…” Arushi Arts, New Delhi
    2010 “Open your eyes, look up the blue sky” 3rd ASYAAF, Korea
    2010 “Our Own Path” Harvest, Arushi Arts Annual show, New Delhi
    2009 “Ctrl+Alt+Del” “Harvest, Arushi Arts, Stainless Gallery, New Delhi
    2009 “Roopam” Rajasthan School of Art Alumni Show, JKK, Jaipur
    2008 “Harvest” Arushi Arts Annual show at Stainless Gallery, New Delhi
    2008 “Varnika” Rajasthan School of Art Alumni Show, JKK, Jaipur
    2006 49th National Exhibition of Art, Bhopal by L.K.A. New Delhi
    1998 Annual student exhibition of R.L.K.A.Jaipur
    1998 2nd Bank of Punjab art exhibition, Chandigarh

  • Award & Recognition

    AUCTIONS

    2009 Modern and Contemporary Asian Art, 33 Auction, Singapore
    2009 Sotheby’s, Indian & Southeast Asian Art, New York

  • Testimonial

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