ABOUT ARTIST ROHIT JOSHI
Rohit joshi was born in Sarangpur district Rajgarh (M.P.) on dated 26 May 1990, he completed his Master’s study in fine arts from the Government Institute of Fine Arts Indore (2018). He has got State award (Jagdeesh swaminathan) from the Government of Madhya Pradesh in 2021. And also got the Meera Kala Samaan Gold Medal in 2018. He has participated in groups exhibitions New York, Delhi, Mumbai, Jaipur, Gurugram, Bhopal, Indore, Jabalpur, Khajuraho and Gwalior. And also participated in art camps and workshop Yuva 8 sarjana ka hriday Pradesh bharat bhavan Bhopal, Jai Hind art workshop Jabalpur organized by (NGMA), Ityadi art foundation art and music festival in Jabalpur, National art camp by Raza foundation in Mandala, National Tribal art camp Gwalior, Praktan art camp Indore, ARTFEST, Art mall Delhi.
The religious stories I heard in my childhood and the religious atmosphere at home had a deep impact on my mind. Folk paintings made at home during festivals inspired me to paint. By the way, no one is an artist by birth, all artists have their own source of inspiration. My inspiration is my own home. Where I gave a new direction to my future with my imaginations amidst my culture and family activities. I did not know at that time that the stories I grew up listening to would form the basis of my paintings in the future. I made religious stories and Indian painting method the basis of my paintings. I try to paint pictures in a new form by considering these stories as the basis.
Natural elements and wild animals can be seen in a special form in my paintings. I try to give a simple look to the characters described in that story instead of depicting the story in my paintings. I have painted subjects like Krishna, Eravat, Mats Avatar, etc. Various elements generated in nature have a special place in my depiction. Natural elements have always fascinated me. My paintings are full of many small natural elements. I use acrylic colors for painting. I create paintings using acrylic color in thick and transparent form at some places. Small transparent shapes are helpful for creating shapes in pictures. A mixed form of folk art and miniature art is seen in my paintings. I have been related to folk art since birth. The paintings made by women on the walls of the house and in the courtyard during festivals have always inspired me. Today I am trying to give a new direction to my ancient painting style in a new form through contemporary painting art.