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Jenny Bhatt
updated: 05/25/2012
website: www.jennybhatt.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
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Cosmic Womb 1
Cosmic Womb 4
Cosmic Womb 3
Orange Gleam
Pulsation in Red
Vibration in Orange
Pulsation in Deep Mauve
Pulsations on White
Vibration in Yellow
Floating Pulsations
Vibration 1
Vibration in Deep Red
Vibration 2
Vibration 4
Vibration 3
 
Portfolio Keywords:  surreal, spiritual, cartoon
 
 
Cosmic Womb 1 by Jenny Bhatt
Cosmic Womb 1
Acrylic on Canvas
2011
36" x  36"  x 2" 
Cosmic Womb 4 by Jenny Bhatt
Cosmic Womb 4
Acrylic on Canvas
2011
48 " x  48 "  x 2 1 " 
Cosmic Womb 3 by Jenny Bhatt
Cosmic Womb 3
Acrylic on canvas
2011
36 " x  36 "  x 2 " 
Orange Gleam by Jenny Bhatt
Orange Gleam
Acrylic on canvas
2011
24 " x  24 "  x 1 " 
Pulsation in Red by Jenny Bhatt
Pulsation in Red
Acrylic on canvas
2011
48 " x  48 "  x 1 " 
Vibration in Orange by Jenny Bhatt
Vibration in Orange
Acrylic on canvas
2011
36 " x  48 "  x 1 " 
Pulsation in Deep Mauve by Jenny Bhatt
Pulsation in Deep Mauve
Acrylic on canvas
2011
24 " x  36 "  x 1 " 
Pulsations on White by Jenny Bhatt
Pulsations on White
Acrylic on canvas
2011
54 " x  72 "  x 2 " 
Vibration in Yellow by Jenny Bhatt
Vibration in Yellow
Acrylic on canvas
2011
36 " x  36 "  x 2 " 
Floating Pulsations by Jenny Bhatt
Floating Pulsations
Acrylic on paper
2011
15 " x  10 " 
Vibration 1 by Jenny Bhatt
Vibration 1
Acrylic on Paper
2011
15 " x  10 " 
Vibration in Deep Red by Jenny Bhatt
Vibration in Deep Red
Acrylic on Paper
2011
15 " x  10 " 
Vibration 2 by Jenny Bhatt
Vibration 2
Acrylic on Paper
2011
15 " x  10 " 
Vibration 4 by Jenny Bhatt
Vibration 4
Acrylic on Paper
2011
15 " x  10 " 
Vibration 3 by Jenny Bhatt
Vibration 3
Acrylic on Canvas
2011
15 " x  10 " 

Artist Statement

A MokshaShotTM, is a taste of the Sublime. Each individual can make his own MokshaShotTM out of anything s/he finds fulfilling – art, a chocolate brownie, sex, a film, a vacation or a tequila shot.
This series entitled ‘Liberation through Consumption’ refers to the consumerist myth that fulfillment (Moksha) can be found through the purchase of a product or an experience promised by it. It is a suite of satirical works that critique Indian consumer culture.
To satirize India's penchant for veneration, I’ve created deities called MokshaPetsTM. Each of the 5 major deities has a Mandala (4’ x 4’ painting) of his/her own with their individual mantra on it. There’s MokshaBuyTM, the Consumer Goddess, MokshaBumTM the Thinker and Armchair Philosopher, MokshasuraTM the Necessary Evil, ReverenceTM, the politically correct image of self-righteousness and IrreverenceTM, the politically incorrect but  truthful and funny person. KundaliniTM, the snake symbolizes the Seeker. The Third EyeTM is center of Intuition, situated vertically between the two eyes. The EyeballTM is Awareness itself. It symbolizes Perception – it’s everywhere. A ‘ThoughtPillTM is Viagra for the Mind. It stimulates the suppressed ability to question and challenge all that the mind is fed subliminally. It can be like a thought supplement or a vaccine. This imagery could be extended into several forms of aesthetic practice- maybe film, new media and design. The MokshaShotsTM concept, deities and everything related has been copyrighted to me internationally, so the process has already begun.

Artist Bio / CV

RESIDENCY in PAINTING & MIX MEDIA
School of Visual Art, New York 2008

PROGRAM IN ANIMATION AS A FINE ART MEDIUM
School of Visual Art, New York 2008

AWARDED ‘ YOUNG ACHEIVER OF THE YEAR’ 2005
BY THE INDO-AMERICAN SOCIETY

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

Gallery Art n Soul, Mumbai 2009/10

The Museum Gallery, Mumbai 2008, 2005, 2004

Cymroza Art Gallery, Mumbai - Solo Photography show 2007

Crimson Art Gallery, Bangalore 2007

Cymroza Art Gallery & The Museum Gallery 2007

HSBC, Fort Mumbai 2002

The Nehru Center Art Gallery, Mumbai 2002, 2000, 1998

1999, 1996

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

‘Marco Polo Diaries’ Apparao Galleries, Bangalore and Chennai 2009

‘The Miniature Format Show’ Sans Tache Art Gallery 2008,1997

‘A Work of Art, a Work on Paper’- 35th Anniversary show,

Cymroza Art Gallery, Mumbai 2006

‘Water’ Cymroza Art Gallery Mumbai 2006

‘Present / Future,’ National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA), Mumbai 2005

Apparao Galleries 2002
SELECTED INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITIONS

The Asian Cultural Center New York 2003

The India Show Singapore 2001

Group exhibitions in San Francisco, Mauritius, Dubai, Hong Kong and Singapore

PARTICIPATION IN AUCTIONS

‘Sakhi for Women’ 20th Anniversary Benefit, New York 2009

‘Celebrating Women’s Lives’ New York, 2004

‘Art for Concern’ Christie’s 2005

‘Art for Concern’ Christie’s 2004

‘Art for Concern’ Christie’s 2002

‘Art for Concern’ Christie’s 2001

AGREES (Art for Gujarat Relief, Economic & Emotional Support)

National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA), Mumbai 2001

‘Women: Art & Ideas,’ National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA), Mumbai 2004


STUDENT AWARDS

‘The Big Idea’- Best Creative Concept 1992

Creative Student of the Year 1991

Best Film Exhibit – Experimental Animation 1991

Creative Student of the Year 1990

Student of the Year 1989

Outstanding Rendering 1988


EDUCATION

BFA

Sophia Polytechnic, Mumbai 1987- 1992