Born in the eyar 1945, in Delhi Jay’s creativity as should be was anver a captive of logic and reasoning. He did not sesire to paint only things that lie within the realms of the comprehensible nature but he wanted to be free from all the bondages an limitations that strain him to do just that. His painting tests the viewer and plays tricks on our senses, Zharotia makes every single element in his painting undergo a constant process of reconstruction and reinterpretation within themselves as well as within the confines of our own minds. His paper works are mixed media most of the time, combining tempera and pencils with watercolours. His paintings also have almost surreal two-colour backgrounds, and even the play of light and shadow he uses in them is not confined by any physical laws, just like the subject of his works.