Drawing has always been an active arena for Jyoti’s creativity. Over the years, he has experimented with a wide range of media, including earth pigments, ink, dye, tempera, and charcoal.  His compositions appear abstract, but frequently figural or landscape forms lyrically emerge. At once elegant and sensual, the works embody dynamism and balance.

Many of Jyoti’s drawings are defined by visual poetry, a personal symbolic language inspired by ancient scripts, aboriginal petroglyphs, and Paleolithic cave paintings. Sometimes the geometry of Tantric mandalas and yantras emerge. This spiritual quality often extends to his abstracted landscapes where cosmic and biological imagery coaslesce. The rhythms of jazz improvisation also inspire Jyoti’s drawings, which ultimately reflect nature’s balance through the energy of line, form, and texture.

Earth Drawing

# 96 Sketchbook, 1990, pen & ink on paper, 4 x 6 inches

# 95 Sketchbook, 1989, pen & ink on paper, 3.5 x 4.75 inches

Charcoal, Ink, pastel & ink on paper, 1983, 14 x 17 inches

Dye & ink on paper, 1970s