Jagdish Chintala is exhibiting his latest works of sculpture, masks, collages and reliefs from 26th January to 3rd February at the Icon Art Gallery, road no. 12, Banjara Hills. Titled 'Towards His Own Time', the exhibition will display about 30 of the Jagdish's works.
Jagdish was born in Hyderabad in 1956. He had a passion for drawing from a young age, but did not discover the medium of paper until he created puppets for a children's theater group. These paper mache creations developed into busts, masks, and life-sized figures depicting the artist's astute perception of the outside world and the fallibility of human nature. It is Jagdish's depiction of intimate human emotion that gives his works such universal appeal.
After winning his first paper sculpture prize at the All India Miniature Exhibition, Jagdish was awarded a grant scholarship to work at the prestigious Garhi Studio in Delhi. There he developed his sculpting technique and style, leading to the British Council And Charles Wallace India traveling grant for study in Britain. In 1991, Jagdish was the first Indian who was offered the status of "Artist In Residence" at Lakeside Studio, Chicago.
Jagdish's highest honor was becoming the recipient of the prestigious Pollock-Krasner Foundation Award in 1993, the largest grant offered to independent artists in the United States. He continues to work in 3 continents, with studios in India, Great Britain, and the U S A.
Please contact Dr. Avani Rao Gandra at 98499-68797 for further details.