golden memories

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Size : 54 X 30 in | 137.2 X 76.2 cm
Medium : Acrylic on Canvas
Style : Expressionism
Created in : 2020
Sold by : Artist
Surface : Shipped Rolled unless rolling not possible
Lot No : MA286774
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Lakhan Singh Jat Profile
Jaipur, India

About Artist

Myself Lakhan Singh Jat, Visual artist born in 1986 and brought up in Kusany, a village near Sawai Madhopur in Rajasthan. The approach to my paintings is based on the product of my inquisitiveness towards human nature and my childhood memories. As I hail from a rural part of the country, my paintings reflect the mersmerising traditional beauty of Indian village with raw nature, coarse textures of mud and water , pure and serene atmosphere. Does knowing the truth of childhood brings us closer to the certitude of human nature? How does the child within us heals us when we are unhappy and in despair? Does recognizing nostalgia can bring us emotional fulfillment and help us in becoming a better person? Many such inquests keep haunting me and I set free my imagination to go deep down the memory lane and let my brush flow on canvas. Each painting has layers of colours and textures which depicts my memory flashes one by one. I believe that there is a child in each of us who wants to come out and play and to be loved, no matter how much we are grown up. Childhood memories are deeply imbibed in our mind ,heart and soul, which truly helps us in transformation of a human being from childhood to adulthood. My paintings are child centric which portray children going to school, making toys, screaming in the fields, climbing trees, cycling and buffalo riding, - a world of innocence where dreams are believed and treasured. This helps the viewer to rekindle the relationship with their inner child and ‘time travel’ back to their childhood so that embracing and respecting that feeling brings peace and contentment in their busy and stressful life. Under the title ‘From Village To The Virtual World’, my paintings open a window towards the rapidly changing world around us with digital and technological advancement, where real world seems to be imaginary and temporary and makes us a victim of escapism and lonliness. After living in city for so many years, when I visit my hometown, I feel sad to see the mud houses changed into brick houses, no more scarecrows posing in the fields with children playing around it , very few wells and handpumps , replaced by electricity transformers and wireless network towers. By composing clustered huts , old banyan trees, lost street games, in my paintings ,I have tried to bring my village back to life . I am profoundly influenced by the fact that we must keep alive the romanticism of village life which is a representation of simplicity, love, helpfulness and purity as the means of returning to our roots, for our following generations too. Despite a lot of variety in my paintings one common factor is the controlled rendering of facial expressions, an advance feel for colour balancing, hidden profile of animals and trees and subtle use of lines. Thanks a lot for stopping here.

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Ever since millions of us around the globe went into lockdown our world has become a little more smaller, we are confined to the view encircling us. In such times if there is one thing that can never be ‘contained’ is the ‘creativity’. I am in my hometown, the nostalgia of the olden days and the agony around me, stimulates me to observe and absorb the happenings around and pour them into my paintings. The main aim of artistic creativity is to transform sorrow into beauty, truth and hope. I am finding solace in my paintings, the empty fields with lonely plough, isolated livestock, deserted playgrounds, vacant neighbourhood , void well sides, abandoned chowpaals , all yearning to get back to work. My paintings reflect the irony of the lockdown in my village , which apparently rebounds the present scenario of the world , the countries equally distressed and fighting together, a ‘global village’ in true sense. The simplification of form, use of gloomy and subdued splashes of colours, repetition of figures, distortion of perspective and anatomy, reduction of literal meaning to symbolic reality, the scrawls of markers and charcoal are the essentials of my work in these frozen and still days. At a first glance my paintings may look frivolous and child – like but hidden behind these innocent and light-hearted images are profound statements about harsh realities of today’s life. They are allusions to deeper issues of keeping patience in pain, not losing hope, and coping with grief in such chaotic and uncertain times.