Many of 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 often meditations on the balance in nature.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Since the 1970s Jyoti Duwadi has created a multifaceted body of work. His sculptures, paintings, drawings, re-envisioned objects, installations, digital and video art reflect an openness to both chance and discovery.
A self-taught artist, Jyoti experiments with a wide and remarkable array of natural materials and human-made objects, including industrial sanding belts, bamboo, beeswax, and earth gathered from around the world. The artist displays an innate ability to transform ordinary, discarded objects, such as the humble egg carton, into sculptures.
Often the results are humorous, as in his series of waxed objects – an old travel iron, repaired tea pot, antique automobile gas funnel – that can be appreciated for their relationship to Pop Art. Jyoti diverges from this 1960s movement by accentuating an object’s formal design and creating sensuous surfaces.
Many of Jyoti’s artworks, made from natural elements that express the intrinsic beauty of Earth’s forms and colors, are intimately scaled for personal reflection. By contrast, his concerns about war and peace, climate change, and the loss of biodiversity take the form of large-scale sculptural installations and remediation projects involving community participation.