Various languages like Sanskrit, Hindi, Punjabi, and English comprise the visuals of Jagmohan Bangani works, thus presenting an abstraction of colours and scripts of profound depth. In this painting, words from Kabir’s dohe/couplets find themselves visualised on a canvas consisting of a muted palette. \n\nThe artist’s creations represent his spiritual approach to the things of everyday life. The untitled acrylic on canvas celebrates the richness of the world-famous couplets, by giving them a visual identity in the choicest of colours. The creation helps in turning the gaze inwards, to reflect on what is in front of the eyes and also on what is within oneself.
Couplets of Kabir by Jagmohan Bangani
Born in Uttarakhand in 1977, Jagmohan Bangani received his early training at the DAV College, Dehradun and went on to pursue his Masters at the Winchester School of Art, U.K. He translates his imagination into a visual vocabulary through the juxtaposition of lively hues, vibrant lines, and words in a multitude of scripts. The artist creates his artworks while chanting mantras, and attributes his practice to this philosophical bent. Jagmohan has exhibited in more than sixteen group shows, including the Busan Indian Ink Painting Biennale in 2010l Scriptural Enchantment, National Lalit Kala Akademi, Delhi; Tapestry of Words by the Ford Foundation International Fellowship at India Habitat Centre, Delhi, amongst many more. He is a recipient of several awards and honours, including the Ford Foundation Fellowship; Research scholarship from Lalit Kala Akademi, Delhi, amongst others. His works are part of several renowned collections such as the Secretariat Uttarakhand State; National Lalit Kala Akademi, The Ford Foundation, Max Muelller Bhawan, Asian Heritage Foundation, Sahitya Kala Parishad, Delhi; and other private collections in India, USA, Australia, Korea and the UK.