I, Jitendra Saini, am a resident of Etavabhopji, a small village 40 km away from Jaipur in Rajasthan. I finished my schooling from my village and acquired a deep imprint of multi-coloured culture and life over my subconscious mind.
I studied bachelor and masters in fine arts from the University of Rajasthan, where I learned the art in the traditional academic way and also enhanced my skills. This was also the place where finally I learned to combine my thoughts, intellect and skill into a single art form called painting.
I don not emphasize the technique over the expression. I simply use acrylic and oil colours on canvas in a way I could achieve my creative and expressive output.
Kids and their innocence have always been fascinating me and are the subjects of my paintings. Children and childhood have been the greatest source of inspiration and the driving force for my paintings. I really cherish the careless, playfulness, unpredictability, innocence and freedom that childhood offers. A child’s laugh, his imaginative world, his creativity, his way of reasoning and questioning, his uncharted innocence is all the points of my interest and inspirations. Their feelings, their emotions and their imagination with their innocent smiles give me a great level of energy to create my work.
In my work, I try to mirror childhood feelings and emotions with the help of visual grammar. I use all my skill along with the elements of creativity and the tools of possibility to accomplish a specific thought into an art piece.
I express myself through kids. They, their purity, innocence, their boundless energy always inspire me. I feel they live in their own world, which is immense. As a grown up, we cannot enter into their world until we become a kid. I calmly sit on the chair, close my eyes and soak my heart into the feeling of being a child. I dip my brush into the colours and paint this feeling onto the canvas. I paint what a child thinks, their enjoyment, their lives, their play and what they worry about. That's it.