Les Artistes

"Obsession" january - march 2015
"Young Collectors" september - december 2013

Born in India in 1974, he lives and works in Mumbai.

Jitish Kallat’s creations reflect a deep involvement with the city where he was born, Mumbai. The immediate urban environment inspires much of Kallat’s visual language, as he explains: “The city street is my university. One finds all the themes of life and art – pain, happiness, anger, violence and compassion – played out here in full volume.” The artist addresses socio-economical and political issues of contemporary India, as well as popular culture and media events. His works embody narratives of urban life, portraying from politicians to proletarian figures. Kallat’s works include a wide range of media such as painting, sculpture, large-scale sculpture installations, collage, photography and video art.