Jitish Kallat’s (b. 1974) paintings incorporate modern technology and popular essentials like the photocopy machine. Kallat graduated with a B.F.A. (painting) from the Sir J.J. School of Art, Mumbai. His works juxtapose the traditional symbol with the abstract, photocopied representation of a monument. His images evolve out of texts and captions, well-known phrases and popular song titles. The close relationship between words, images, tradition and contemporary symbols, is central to Kallat’s work.
Jitish has been exhibited widely around the world.