Jyothi Basu’s integration of the urban and jungle

Indian artist Jyothi Basu, who currently lives and works in Mumbai, has led an unsteady career as an artist and has not been one to steadily produce a great number of works. Turning out only several canvases a year, his works are somewhat of a rarity but show spectacular detail and finesse in fantastical landscapes distinguished by their linework and grand array of colors. Peter Nagy writes about Basu: “His art has always been deeply influenced by his home state of Kerala, with its dense palm tree jungles and aquatic horizons where back-water canals meet the sea. After a few years of living in the megalopolis of Mumbai, Jyothi Basu has imbibed the language of forms and patterns of chaos endemic to the city to come up with yet another synthesis of opposites, now the urban and the rural. Both are grist for his mill that pictures vegetation as an electronic grid, roadways as jungle vines, trees as concrete towers, and night skies as syncopated lighting.” His work is not widespread across the internet but please enjoy the small collection of his masterpieces below!

jyothi basu colorful magical cityscape landscape contemporary indian drawing painting art

jyothi basu colorful magical cityscape landscape contemporary indian drawing painting art

jyothi basu colorful magical cityscape landscape contemporary indian drawing painting art

jyothi basu colorful magical cityscape landscape contemporary indian drawing painting art

jyothi basu colorful magical cityscape landscape contemporary indian drawing painting art

jyothi basu colorful magical cityscape landscape contemporary indian drawing painting art

jyothi basu colorful magical cityscape landscape contemporary indian drawing painting art

jyothi basu colorful magical cityscape landscape contemporary indian drawing painting art

jyothi basu colorful magical cityscape landscape contemporary indian drawing painting art

jyothi basu colorful magical cityscape landscape contemporary indian drawing painting art

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2 Comments Add yours

  1. inkbiotic says:

    These are very hypnotic, could spend all day just gazing at them.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. shadedminds says:

      I agree! You get pulled in!

      Liked by 1 person

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