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Jayant Gupta (Profile)

 Jayant Gupta (b. 1987, Dohrighat, Uttar Pradesh, India)

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About his work

Jayant Gupta is a contemporary visual artist working in Jaipur. His father being a commercial painter, Jayant was exposed to art from quite a young age. His works are derived from his own personal experiences in the present socio cultural situations of our time. He is exposed to a wide range of materials and mediums, like drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, and mix media.

He has been involved in making a variety of works, which evolve from a wide spectrum of emotions and desires; engaging visually through the body and space into the vulnerability of the human condition, its insecurities, fears and complexities... The human being, for Jayant, is a very fragile entity; driven by his own emotions and struggles; between his self-created thoughts and social realities. Deriving an ideal human being from the stream of fearful blackness, sufferings and pain; or even better to say: from the realities of life may be his underlying motive. One can easily sense a psychedelic or a psycho-drama in his visual aesthetic, which denotes the complexities and mysteries of life.

 

Education

  • Research Scholar at Banasthali University, Rajasthan; 2018
  • Master of Fine Arts (Painting); Rajasthan University, Jaipur; 2012
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts (Painting); Banaras Hindu University (BHU); 2009

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

  • Cabinet of Curiosities; Curated by Red Earth; K Square, Jaipur; 2019
  • Cabinet of Curiosities; Curated by Red Earth; Coomaraswamy Hall, Mumbai; 2019
  • 29th National Exhibition of Contemporary Art; Organised by SCZCC Nagpur; Hyderabad; 2016
  • Alptraum; Visual Voice Gallery, Montreal; 2015
  • Tales from the Darkness; Sunaparanta Art Center, Goa; 2015
  • Alptraum; Salon de Lirio, Goa; 2015
  • All India Contemporary Art Exhibition; Jawahar Kala Kendra, Jaipur; 2014
  • Birla Art and Culture, Annual Exhibition; Kolkata; 2013 and 2012
  • 12th All India Art Exhibition; Organized by State Lalit Kala Kendra, Lucknow; 2009
  • Interstate Folk and Modern Art Exhibition; Ara, Bihar; 2007

 

Other Achievements

  • Extensive teaching experience in visual arts disciplines: Amity University, Indian Institute of Crafts and Design, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur; 2013-2018
  • Junior Research Fellowship from HRD Ministry; 2015
  • Scholarship from Govt. of India, Ministry of Culture, New Delhi; 2011
  • Certificate of Merit and several awards; Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi; 2006-2010