Born in 1991, Ashok Juttu completed his B.FA Raja Ram Singh TOmar Music and Fine Arts University, Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh. He has exhibited at 60th National Exhibition of Art, Lalit Kala Akademi New Delhi, Jehangir Art Gallery, Hotel Lalit, AIFACS and has been represented by Dhoomiamal Art Gallery, CIMA Art Gallery, Birla Academy of Fine Arts and Bombay Art Society.
Ashok grew up in the Andaman & Nicobar Islands off the coast of mainland India, an isolated outpost infamous for the Cellular Jail built by the British. His childhood was filled with the stories of the architectural history of Andaman and Nicobar and remnants of those times have found a way into to his formal style. Overtime it developed into a particular process of painting, combining application of multiple layers of watercolor, only to be ground away each time, giving his canvases the quality and texture of old archival photographs.
“My selection of subjects involves a conscious effort of understanding the multiple layers that build them- with each layer trying to explain their purpose within the context. It is not just the image of work that speaks on my behalf but it is also the materials which completes the chronicle.”