My artworks are defined by visual poetry, a personal symbolic language inspired by ancient scripts, aboriginal petroglyphs, and prehistoric cave paintings. I often interpret the rhythms of jazz improvisation and the geometries of Tantric mandalas and electronic, schematic diagrams. Chance and experimentation guide my work, which are meditations on the balance in nature.
Although the work springs from a surprising variety of processes and approaches, one of its distinguishing features is Jyoti’s personal calligraphy. These symbolic writings evolved as an artistic expression of his family’s literary legacy. As a self-taught artist, Jyoti relishes the freedom to experiment with a remarkable array of objects and materials. An extraordinary openness to chance discovery, along with the quest for inner peace (Sadhana), guides his practice. Jyoti's art developed as he began translating the power of language into visual form. Formative influences on the artist's work during this period included the other-worldly, high-desert landscape of Joshua Tree, Southwest Native American culture, and the art scenes in Los Angeles and New York during the 1980s and 1990s. In his paintings and tempera-and-ink drawings, Jyoti combined vibrantly colored panoramas with cosmic imagery and poetic script. He often used to great advantage, the cheap, gleaming enamels available at hardware stores.