Sohan Jakhar (born 1978 in Sikar, Rajasthan) was educated at the Rajasthan School of Art, Jaipur. By 2006 he had secured a Batchelor of Fine Arts and a Master of Fine Arts degree in painting, as well as a diploma for advanced computer art. Part of the images that Jakhar creates are taken from photographs which he digitally modifies and then transfers to the canvas. He uses layers of vibrant colours with strong individual personas which express a subtle theatre of visual form. Decorative motifs which appear to float in the background come from painted frescoes found on the Havelis (Mansions) of Shekhavati, in his native home town.

Juxtaposed on these backgrounds Sohan creates scenes which depict the noisy visual chaos of street bazaars, vendors, and hawkers, they delineate the complex inter relations of India’s urban & semi urban scenario.

Sohan’s work has been exhibited throughout India and can be found in collections in Switzerland, U.S.A., U.K., Singapore, Holland, Canada, Dubai and many private collections in India.

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