Artist Jagmohan Bangani , dips his brush not just in colours but in his own soul and transforms his thoughts on canvas.
His paintings are like a musical instrument being played with strings resonating the rythm of spiritual hymns. Oh! what a peaceful charm they radiate. Today I will take you into a world of colours with an award winning artist , his thoughts and his work.
Artist Jagmohan has an unusual style of conveying art through visual scriptures, the use of unique colour combinations in his creations attracts attention to look deeper into the canvas and carries you into a world where you feel an experience of conversation with God. The paintings are so aesthetically and carefully weaved with scriptures from various mythological texts like Gurbani and Gayatri Mantra depicted in hindi, english, punjabi and sanskrit languages that they kindle a serene calmness around.
The famous qoute by Polish American novelist Jerzy Kosinski “the principles of true art is not to portray but to evoke” falls so true when u experience the work of this artist. His creations stimulates a sense of spiritual , peace & serenity which symbolizes in its own way that creativity is a medium to Connect to God.
Hailing from a small town in Uttrakhand Artist Jagmohan has many awards and accolades to his name. He is not only a professional artist who is spreading Indianness through the art but also educating his style of art in various colleges, workshops and seminars. He is favourite amongst students who fondly refer to him as ‘jaggu sir’!
We at Design.Decor.Travel are indeed glad that he chose to share his thoughts through this platform. For all art lovers, read through his THEORY OF CREATING SUCH MARVELOUS WORKS OF ART.
An artist speaks his heart out………..
Sounds take the shape of words, words overlap in language and meaning until it becomes an experience in itself and surcharge of emotions. I am exploring abstraction by using text, word, a group of words and scripts, which carry some natural or spiritual meanings, and encounter frequently in our daily life. Gaining new experiences with experimenting different text forms over the canvas surface is a sole drive to develop my art work from the beginning phase to the final outcome. I use texts from Sanskrit, Hindi, Punjabi and English languages in my work, and the each language has different outcomes as an artwork which is a result of different text shapes the languages. By following my perception the composition evolves as a continuous process of a metaphor by using a number of layers of texts.
I attempt to harness the inner movement and thoughts of life which is inspired by the realm of the nature in order to create images from the inner world, that lies somewhere between creation and the existence. The inner strata which I want to hide are overlapped by using different colours for keeping the emotions or massages more securely.
Usually I do prefer to have an opaque or translucent layer of colours by merging texts with each other, which certainly shows an idea of dispersion in my work. For me, the use of space, colours and lines are varied according to the text. The certain use of surface with specific division between the texts and words create an expected space, which is accumulated to structure an individual depth; and therefore, one can easily go through or understand the meaning and connection between the used texts.
Moreover; I do believe that the texts from the language which are readable to one viewer can be just symbols for others if the viewers are not acquainted with the particular language. The outcome of an art work changes certainly if the exhibiting space does not link with the native place of the respected language.
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Awards and Honors
- 2017 : North Zone Gold Medal Award (Digital Art), Prafulla Dahanukar Art Foundation, Mumbai, India
2016 : 6th All India Award (Digital Art), All India Fine Arts & Crafts Society, New Delhi, India
: Delhi City Award (Painting), Prafulla Dahanukar Art Foundation, Mumbai, India
2011- 2013: Junior Fellowship, Ministry of Culture, the Government of India
2005- 2007: Ford Foundation Fellowship, International Fellowships Program, New York, U.S.A.
2002- 2003: Research Scholarship, National Lalit Kala Akademi, Delhi, India
2001 : Uttarakhand State Award, All India Fine Arts & Crafts Society, New Delhi
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