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Jai Zharotia (Delhi )

About Artist

The artist was born in Delhi in 1945 to a family of Rajasthani artisans. Between 1967-71, he studied Fine Arts from the Delhi College of Art. Discovered in the early 1970s by Roshen Alkazi, he went on to exhibit at the Kunika Chemould Gallery, the Black Partridge Gallery, and eventually did his most important solo exhibitions at Art Heritage. Logic and Reason have never defined Jai Zharotia's vision. A sense of duality pervades his works it works between the visible & the invisible, the apparent & the elusive, the conscious & the uncounscious. Zharotia takes into account the world beyond the conscious. Thus the duality between the experienced and the imagined becomes the core of his artistic concept. The artist repeatedly has explored a plethora of mediums - drawings, printmaking, terracottas and only recently, with acrylics on canvas. Working earlier within a relatively small format with a largely monochromatic palette, Jai has suddenly exploded as a vivid colourist and is working on large canvasses. Zharotia has received several awards: two Sahitya Kala Parishad Award, 1979 & 1980; Silk Screen Prints Award date; AIFACS Award, 1987, (Ceramics and Drawing); Lalit Kala Akademi National Award, 1993. Jai Zharotia's paintings have been acquired by institutions and private collections in the country and outside - Alkazi Collection, KNMA Collection, DAG Collection. Jai lives and works between India and London.
Two Sahitya Kala Parishad Award, 1979 & 1980, Silk Screen Prints Award AIFACS Award, 1987Lalit Kala Akademi National Award, 1993