Tushar Joag Born 1966 in Mumbai
1988 B.F.A. (Bachelor of Fine Arts) Sir J.J. School of Arts, Mumbai, India.
1989 M.F.A (Master of Fine Arts) Faculty of Fine Arts, M.S. University, Baroda, India.
AWARDS AND SCHOLARSHIPS 1984- 1988 Merit scholarship for Sculpture Sir J.J. School of Arts, Mumbai, India
1990- 1992 Fellowship award Kanoria Centre for Art.
1995 Inlaks Scholarship for Sculpture.
1998-2000 Residency at the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten, Amsterdam ,The Netherlands
My portraits of Param Veer Chakra Awardees conspicuously adorn the corridors of the South Block, Ministry of Defense. My other numerous figurative sketches and paintings that have been made over the years have also the recently concluded a series on Masks, that exhibit my love towards oil, colors and strokes in the multimedia and visual art world. As an Artist & Painter, I am poignantly obsessed with colors and paintings. My fantasies and imaginations have always been to depict emerging human emotions, state of emancipation from fear, failures and voids. It has always been my endeavor to portray aspects of human life where love, joy, freedom and ecstasy triumph over harsh circumstances of life. My works speak to rebel against sorrow and depression. My recent work “Pehchaan” on retrospection, depicted through “Mask” is trying to convey that; everyone carries a great light within, a treasure and one needs to introspect and discover their own center. My masks are not telling you to renounce your materialistic wishes, but to renounce the greed, selfishness, jealousy etc. that the mind beholds. It is blocking your way in reaching within yourselves, as I call it the “Center”. Rejoice in the state of not knowing and great wisdom will be released, the peace within you will be awakened. Only that will give you the taste of eternity. I adore bright colors. I strongly believe that bright colours nurse the power to fight away monotony, desolations and despairs of life. My love towards oil, colours and strokes always inspire in me a horizon of visions for creativity and head me towards perfection!