Sunday, October 29, 2006

SHOWCASE: FOUR SELF-PORTRAITS


Title: Self in Technicolor
Date: November 11, 2005
Place: High Security Cell, Raipur Central Jail
Artist: Amit Aishwarya Jogi




Title: Self in Technicolor- Sepia imprint
Date: October 29, 2006
Place: Anugrah, Raipur
Artist: Amit Aishwarya Jogi




Title: Trial- At the Court of III ASJ Mr. Shiv Mangal Pandey
Date: November, 2005
Place: High Security Cell, Raipur Central Jail
Artist: Amit Aishwarya Jogi



Title: Cellular
Date: November 11, 2005
Place: High Security Cell, Raipur Central Jail
Artist: Amit Aishwarya Jogi

23 comments (टिप्पणी):

Anonymous said...

Hi AJ

Really liked the pieces of art.The moment i saw it....i thought they were done by some renowed artist and u being you....would have put them here to showcase the artist's work.But marvellous! truly master pieces.Each of these speak volume.

Is there a possibility to get hold of your play. I would like to read the lesser talked about-cruel realities of the jail world and which people face behind bars.

Let me know once you are ready to share, then i can share my email id.
Till then....

Ciao
K.M.

Anonymous said...

Hey

Forgot to share one thing.The best one which I have liked out of the four art pieces is the 2nd one-Self in Technicolor- Sepia imprint.

Looks like that life has come to a halt.....looks inexpressibly sad, timeworn, and defeated. While everything else is in shadow and hidden,the face look alike sketch is highlighted as if it wants to attract all the light.
This in contrast to the first one......"This piece has highly contrasting values, variations in line weight and textures."

Anyone who wants to know the state of mind of the artist & other elements can recognize them in this work of art without listening or reading a word.

All i can say is, if the print can evoke such thoughts.......i wonder what would my mind set on in seeing it in reality.

Cheers!
K.M.

Amit Aishwarya Jogi said...

@ KM
it will be a pleasure to share my impressions of the carceral life with you. my email is amitaishwaryajogi@gmail.com

as always, thank you for your comments.

AJ

prateek said...

bhaiya!are u upto giving leonardo-da-vinci an inferiority complex or what?(i never knew abt this part of yrs).truely mesmerising,spiffing,sterling,exemplary and a magnum opus!
looking forward for more of such virtuosos.
regards..
prateek

amit tiwari said...

"People want to find a "meaning" in everything and everyone. That's the disease of our age, an age that is anything but practical but believes itself to be more practical than any other age."

The abovesaid statement was made by Picasso when someone asked him the meaning of his work.
The work that I am commenting about belongs to a person whom I was under the impression of knowing very well. But as soon as I saw the sketches I had to correct myself on the grounds. AJ is very mysterious. Something that is still to be known, craves inside him to come out. But I am sure the world will be surprised to see his intellect as soon as he reinvents himself. I wait for that day when people wont believe that a person who walks, talks & mingles with them had such an appoach & insight.

These sketches points towards the reinvention that has already begun.
God bless him.

Regards
Amit

Anonymous said...

Hi Amit,

Nice drawings, although I must admit that I am not too much of an art
fan. My wife however paints and she's pretty good if I say so myself.

What was your mood like when you did these paintings? As far as I can
see, they show a lot of emotions (anger, self-pity??? (not too sure),
confusion?)

Cheers
Ganesh

Anonymous said...

hi,
the most impressive drawing, to me was the last one... i could see the strength of faith and confidance on those eyes...

regards,
arbind

Anonymous said...

priyank:
hi
i think u make good potraits

Anonymous said...

Prabaharan:
Lovely portraits. It should be pathbreaking ones

Anonymous said...

ansh:
hi amit bhaiya urs panting was really really nice i like it u r great amit bhaiya

Anonymous said...

Atul:
hello bhaiya..your paintings r really very nice..words r less to appreciate them..specially taking into consideration the time n difficult situations wen u have made them.
my prayers r always there for all of u bhaiya..
all the best for the hearings..i seriously pray tat u get the clean chit at the earliest and get out of this mental strain..

Anonymous said...

belated happy deepaewali dear,
so hws life going on, i saw ur paintings, u hv got a great skill. REALLY.

ch_ajju2006@yahoo.com

sachin said...

It's MINDBLOWING, MARVELOUS, UNBELIVABLE, OUT OF THE WORLD, PRICELESS. I WANT TO POSSES ALL OF THESE.
I AM SEARCHING FOR STOLEN MONALISA. IF I WILL GET THAT I DEFINATLY OFFER YOU FOR EXCHANGE WITH ANY OF THEM.
AWASTHI S.

Anonymous said...

I think your 'crayon scribbled', 'vertically brushed' first 2 paintings, by mistake have been scanned upside down - 007

Anonymous said...

AJ

I am glad that I have been seconded and supported by numerous people on the fact......that the drawings/portraits are marvellous.

Dunno whether sounds funny or not, but i did actually think about the portraits again.They are so deeeppppp......

Will drop in a mail soon to your gmail id.

Cheers!
K.M.

Anonymous said...

Javed Ali:
Hello Amit Jee Today i saw your Jails portrait it was fantastic the each portrait speak its own story realy i like it thanks for sending plz keep in touch

Anonymous said...

I want to purchase your first painting, it's very colourful. I wish to display it in my clinic. What is the procedure and the cost, kindly specify? - 007

Anonymous said...

Vivek:
ur paintings were really gud bhaiya.....

Anonymous said...

$parag:
there are lots of mean on ur painting. in that photo u r tyring 2 say (what is going on )is i m right or wrong pls rply if u can. i hope u will reply me

Anonymous said...

Dear Amit

Trust you are well now.

I didn't realise apart from being a great writer you are a brilliant painter too...aur kya kya chhupa rakkha hai...

I am still waiting for your opposition to my efforts to make you Chhattisgarh Samrat for next 30 years

cheers
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Ph : + 91 98110 66749

Anonymous said...

Pramod:
Hey amit.. I am sorry, I could not make head or tail of the picture (if they were supposed to mean something)...
Please forgive my naivety...
From others scraps, seems like all of them enjoy your paintings...

Amit Aishwarya Jogi said...

@ Pramod:
frankly, neither could i !!!

AJ

Anonymous said...

00:49
09/11/2006 Arvind:
Greetings AJ,

The self-portrait stands out starkly. For its raw, unabashed honesty, precise description, its power. This is the first work that I would label as 'personal' - your portrait is telling of your mental and physical condition. The idea of a sepia imprint is well-inspired! The two works should placed alongside and presented as a diptych - 'shell, within'. It reflects the internal and external manifestations of self. Might be a thought to do a series of works representative of a revisit to those times. A century or so later, auctioneers will be falling over each other for the famed 'Jail' series'!

Very nice Mr. J - very nice indeed. love to see more of these gems.

avm

ps - the fresh works by Waghela on your site look very interesting indeed - when can we meet him?

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