Provenance : Property from a collection based in Mumbai.
Height of the figure - 6ft
Tushar Joag was born in 1966 in Mumbai. He studied at the JJ School of Arts and
graduated in 1988. He finished his Masters in 1990 in Sculpture from M.S University,
Baroda. He often describes himself as a public intervention artist. He was the person
who spearheaded the formation of Public Works Cells (PWC) an organization with the
aim of creating ‘works of art that seek to make interventions in the urban space, by
designing and producing objects that while being functional and aesthetic brings into
focus the various concerns of the immediate situation’. He also co-founded the Open
Circle Art initiative which stressed on the idea of collaboration and working towards the
greater good. It is safe to say that Tushar Joag always hoped to instigate change in the
society through his artworks. The art that he created was meant to interact with the
public space around it and his works were replete with a strong social message.
Some of his solo shows include ‘Willing Suspension’ at Gallery Chemould in 2005 and
‘Reconciliation and Truth’ at Chemould Prescott Road in 2008. He was the associate
professor and founding faculty of the Department of Art Design and Performing Arts,
Shiv Nadar University in 2013 and became the head of that department in 2018. The
artist used to live and work in New Delhi before he passed away in 2018 at the age of
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