For Jagdish, paper isn't exactly where the rubber meets the road. He's back
to what he's best at.
Known for his exceptional paper sculpture and masks and his personification
of the subtle and humorous dispositions of human life, Jagdish now presents
idyllic landscapes with a certain penchant for his favorite medium - paper.
Disregarding exactitudes, he enthusiastically clips away forms that are simplifications
secure in geometry. He creates vistas before a spectator, exotic geo-geometric
splendor skillfully pasted with a sound sense of colour and form.
A product of the JNTU (1978), Jagdish proceeded to the MS University, Baroda,
to complete his postgraduation in Mural Design (1980). And after a memorable
stint at the Ghari Studios, New Delhi, he was awarded the prestigious Pollock-Krasner
Foundation Award of USA (1993), which has made a significant mark in his career
graph and created a very notable contribution in the chronicles of Indian contemporary
arts. And today, Jagdish is one artist who has become a popular name not only
in the Indian art circuits but also in those of the West.