Standing out among a plethora of other talented go-getters is no longer easy in today’s highly competitive times, and some have gone to great lengths to propel themselves toward the forefront. In today’s contemporary art scene, there are those who make the mistake of relying solely on the power of digital technology to introduce their name to the public and cement their reputation as a powerhouse, forgetting to pay attention to the importance of honing their skills and establishing a distinctive style that will allow them to set themselves apart. Currently making waves as a leading contemporary abstract expressionist, Vikash Jha is known for his signature approach to art. Widely acclaimed for his great sense of color and depth in techniques, this emerging household name is set to take center stage.
Born and raised in India, the multifaceted figure has been able to carve a path toward the summit of his field thanks to the support of his non-conforming parents, who implored him to pursue happiness. He attended a specialized art school, learning the formal techniques of the masters and growing into his identity as an artist. Years down the road, Vikash Jha moved to the US and attended the world’s most prominent academic institutions: Harvard University and MIT. With his background in art, as well as in finance and business, he has been expected to make a mark from the get-go.
Today, Vikash Jha brings to the table his first-hand experiences with both Western and Eastern cultures, marrying his understanding and appreciation of bold expressionist techniques and transcendental visual expressions to develop his own approach to painting. Renowned for his brilliant use of color, cross-cultural imageries, and multi-layered painting techniques, he is able to transport his viewers toward a place of contemplation and meditation, as well as evoke feelings of joy and awe through his canvases.
A huge factor behind the success of this multitalented personality is his thirst for growth. “I love learning new things in my art practice and never shy away from experimentations, whether that involves materials, techniques, or mediums. I use mixed mediums invariably to create my compositions, and my works are often very textural as I utilize a wide range of materials, including marble powder, sandglass beads, metal powders, scrap, and recycled materials I could lay my hands on,” shares Vikash Jha.
Since 2017, Vikash Jha has steadily climbed some of the most highly regarded exhibitions and private global placements. Likened to artists such as Mark Rothko, Willem de Kooning, and Robert Rauschenberg, he manages to snag more and more accomplishments under his belt with every passion-fueled endeavor and is bound to reach greater heights in the coming years.
So far, this revered artist’s works have been accepted into exhibitions at Sotheby’s (the auction house) and the World Trade Center – Oculus, which are both in New York City (NYC), and numerous other NYC galleries and venues. In the future, it would not be a surprise if his name reverberates in every corner of the art world.