In paintings on canvas from the 1970s and 1980s, Jyoti experimented with the gleaming colors of enamel paint available from hardware stores. He was fascinated by the similarities between cellular and galactic forms, merging them into serene, dream-like landscapes.
The art and rituals that Jyoti absorbed from his native Nepali culture inspired the rich palette of colors and Tantric imagery that permeate his work. Later, exposure to the paintings of Wassily Kandinsky, Paul Klee, and the abstract expressionists Adolph Gottlieb and Jackson Pollack reinforced Jyoti’s personal style of abstraction. The improvisational style of jazz also stimulated the lyrical movement of his evolving, symbolic script.