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Sohan Jakhar, city based artist amongst Asia’s top

Sohan Jakhar - Artist, Jaipur

Artist Sohan Jakhar’s artwork will be exhibited at Art Revolution Taipei(ART), Taiwan. His was selected from 2462 entries send by artist form 50 countries around the world for the International Art Competition 2013, organized by The Taiwan International Contemporary Artist Association and Art Revolution Taipei. The Taiwan International Contemporary Artist Association has organized one of Asia’s top art contests, the International Art Competition (I.A.C.), since 2011. Artists work has been selected into the final 40 pieces of the 2013 International Art Competition, organized by Taiwan International Contemporary Artists Association.

Sohan uses his skill to address his personal relationship with cities as well as with his ancestry. The decorative motifs in the background are inspired from the painted frescos on havelis (mansions) of Sekhawati, where he has spent his childhood. The incorporated images are photographs, which are later digitally modified and painted on the canvas.

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His current body of work examines the visual dynamics of the roadside bazaar, anticipating and announcing the cultural and technological shifts of a global economy and represents a scenario, which is in a permanent state of transition and moving life.

Artist profile:

Sohan’s works represents the true Indian spirit of globalisation. He was born in 1978 in Sikar, Rajasthan, did his Master’s in painting from Rajasthan School of Art, Jaipur and now works and lives in Jaipur and Mumbai. Sohan’s paintings majorly have been exhibited in international art galleries. Sohan has had four solo shows along with many group shows in Bristol, Singapore, New Delhi, Paris including with prestigious Rob Dean art in London. His work has been featured at international auction houses like Sotheby’s, New York and 33 Auction, Singapore.

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