Jyoti Bhatt, ‘Tri-Colored Face’, 1976, Aicon Gallery

About Jyoti Bhatt

Jyoti Bhatt is an Indian painter, printmaker, and photographer known for colorful works that combine a graphic sensibility with traditional Indian folk design, as well as an extensive archive of photographs of the Indian countryside. Bhatt’s early studies of painting and fresco led to a focus on intaglio printing processes in the 1960s and ’70s, when he picked up a camera and began to take photos of rural life in Gujarat and Maharashtra. He is known for his interest in rangoli patterns, which inform his vibrant paintings and prints, and he is also influenced by cross-stitch embroidery and calligraphic ideograms.

Indian, b. 1934, Bhavnagar, India, based in Baroda, India