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Ode to Jackson

Published : Apr 9, 2019, 11:04 pm IST
Updated : Apr 9, 2019, 11:04 pm IST

Twentieth century art comes back to life through the works of Savya Jain.

Step by step.
 Step by step.

Artist Savya Jain had her art exhibition of “Yes, No, maybe” recently in the capital which was curated by Jitendra Padam Jain. This was her first solo art exhibition in which she says “I draw inspiration from the seemingly mundane, the drudgery that is the everyday world and transform it into unbound, surrealistic possibilities.”

She is an artist who started painting at a very young age that is when she was 3 years old.


In her younger days her interest varied from jewellery design to fashion and she went on to study interior architecture. Her background and training culminated in making her the visual artist, she is today. The eclectic methodologies have resulted in artwork that is provocative and invigorating.

Longing Longing

Savya gives an ode to Jackson Pollock, a famous American artist of the 20th century and revolutionized the world of modern art with his unique abstract painting technique of pouring or splashing liquid household paint on to the horizontal surface which itself is the theme of the exhibition. He was an American painter and a major figure in the abstract expression movement.


Savya draws inspiration from the seemingly mundane, the drudgery that is the everyday world and transform it into unbound, surrealistic possibilities. Jackson Pollock-esque influences will be apparent to the initiated; the gentle brushstrokes crescendo into intense, invigorating and stark creations lending the fleeting feeling of escape.

Curator Jitendra Padm jain quotes “I believe that Savya’s painting has a life of their own and she would just discover what that life was. So she felt that by painting on all four sides, it would help her see what that painting was going to become”

She has always been given the liberty to speak her mind and her medium allows her to extend that further in a search not limited by a destination. If we talk about her paintings, the greatness of these paintings lies in developing one of the most radical abstract styles inspired by the great American artist, detaching line from colour, redefining the categories of drawing and painting and finding new means to describe pictoral space. This art form avoids any clear and distinct points of emphasis, or any identifiable parts within the canvas being used to create the piece. The designs and images which were created using this style of painting, really had no relation to the size of the canvas that was worked on; the lack of dimensions, and disregard for size of the drawings, were some unique features which this form of art captured. If we see Savya’s paintings, they are self-discovery; every good artist paints what she is. In one of her paintings displayed in the recent exhibition “Desire”, is deep, intense and the most powerful feelings in the world. It keeps you going, focused and at the end of the day it gives you purpose. ‘Desire’ for her is longing; it is the feeling of giving love and being loved. The different shades of red in this painting are symbolic of longing, where as the gold leafing stands for a sense of purpose.


“Vine” is named after the vine plant, which grows like a creeper. Just like the way one’s feelings keep twisting and growing for all the people in our lives. It's amazing how one day you feel affectionate towards someone and the next day you feel differently. She feels it’s just how life is in general, it's full of twists and turns. The blue in the painting represents positive where as the black represents confusing feelings.

Passing depicts some people enter our lives and completely change it. However they may or may not stay. While they are just briefly “passing” by, their impact stays with us forever.

The flow of colours in the centre represents the people who came in our lives and left, making it as dramatic as possible amongst the mundane everyday routine.


Dancing in the moonlight painting depicts, when the moonlight falls on your skin, it outlines every inch of your body. Exactly like when someone embraces you for who you are, and in that moment all you want to do is; dance with joy.

The centre burst of colours is how one feels when loved .

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