I believe that the essence of art lies in exploring and reflecting life as we see and experience it. Born and brought up amidst the beautiful surroundings of Andhra Pradesh, my art practice always aims at expressing the stimulating equations of nature I was blessed to witness growing up. What inspired me most was the extraordinary relationship between the sea and the stones along the coast and ever since, the aesthetics of that form and the transcendental effects of waters making love with those stones imprints on my sculptural expression in the form of balance, rhythm, and reflection, breathing life into my creations.
Beside realizing the aesthetical goals of understanding the value of inner balance, inquisition, and into respective reflections, my artworks also attempt to revive the essence of Indian art in a visual language that has a contemporary voice; building a bridge of communication between the present day audience and the profound ideas of the Indian thought. Taking visual and philosophical inspirations from the great temples of ancient India I try to interpret my perceptions with the help of mediums that sculpture in India is known for. The underlying motivation is that along with expressing the singular touch of my individuality, each of my work should voice where my roots come from as well.
Jaganmohan Penuganti (a.k.a Cyrus) born on 26th July 1988 in Srungavarapukota (S Kota) completed his B.F.A. (Sculpture) from Andhra University, Visakhapatnam 2011. and M.F.A. (Sculpture) in College of Art, Delhi 2019. His work has been awarded by All India Fine Art and Craft Society, New Delhi, South Central Zone Cultural Centre, Nagpur, New Delhi Municipal Council, Bombay Art Society Mumbai, Prafulla Dhanukar Art Foundation, Mumbai.
His work has been selected by Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi, South Central Zone
Cultural Centre, Nagpur, State Lalit Kala Akademi, Odisha, Lalit Kala Akademi, U.P.
Lalit Kala Akademi and Bangalore Lalit Kala Akademi. He has also gotten National
Scholarship by the Ministry of Culture, Human Resources Development
Government of India and junior fellowship. He has participated in National Sculpture workshop organized by Shilparamam Arts, crafts & cultural society, Hyderabad (Andhra Pradesh); National Sculpture Camp Organized by Shilparamam Arts, Crafts & Cultural Society, Visakhapatnam (Andhra Pradesh); National Sculpture Camp at Urusvati Art & Habitat Centre, Gurgaon (Delhi); National Sculpture Camp Organized by South Central Zone (Nagpur). He has also participated in many group shows, ‘ESSENCE OF EXISTENCE’ being his solo Exhibition of Sculpture at Lalit Kala Akademi, Rabindra Bhavan (New Delhi)
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