Oil Paintings Egg-Tempera Oil Pastels Colour Pencils Pen & Ink iPad Sculpture Poetry
Visual Translation Ghalib Jap Ji Sahib
Prof. Dr. Jyotika Sehgal was the former HOD, Dept. of Painting, College of Art, Delhi, India. She acquired her Ph.D. through practice-based research in England and Delhi on the topic of "An inquiry into the 'lingual to visual' translation process as a form of trans-disciplinary and trans-cultural mediation". Springing from that, her multilingual book, "to reach you, I dream," was published by the Lecti Book Studio in 2018 in their Loom-Mool series. Her 2019 Ebook, "Guru Nanak Dev Ji's, Jap Ji Sahib, Manifestations of the Magnificent," is available on Smashwords.com. Presently she is working on its second edition.
In Solo-Shows, she has presented her art-works in New Delhi, India, Berlin, Germany, and Wolfson College, University of Oxford, United Kingdom. In India, she is a recipient of the Sahitya Kala Parishad, Yuva Mahotsav Award, the National Cultural Scholarship, Charles Wallace India Trust Award to England from the British Council, and the National Academy Award in Painting by Lalit Kala Akademi, India.
Jyotika mainly paints in Oils and Egg-Tempera, and her studio is in Berlin.
Introducing Jyotika Sehgal...
Painting to Jyotika Sehgal...
“While painting, I talk to myself in the language I am going to express, so it is the visual language. I communicate with sketching, drawing, adding colour nuances, and so on. So I have many visual backup materials for my work where I read and write my pictures. I oscillate between the languages, lingual and visual, elaborating on the text both in words and in pictures.”
“While elaborating on these for painting, I indulge in expressional fantasies according to my present mental space. For me, art, both as an act of creation and the outcome, is a fantastic phenomenon. I see my painting capture not just one particular expression in time but it perpetuates in its totality. It imbibes many precious moments of my life, both from the conscious and the subconscious. I surrender to become a part of the life of that painting.”