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 across the world and lives and works from Mumbai.