An alumna of the Faculty of Fine Arts, MSU of Baroda, Jignasha’s work is based on the interaction of two cultures: the culture of globalized, contemporary India, and that of the tradition bound – the present and the past. Jignasha’s inquiry is basically a quest to seek what is exchanged in this interface.
Jignasha brings together traditions and motifs from the miniature painting style, and images from the popular aesthetic of today. Jignasha views her work as a time machine; shuttling back and forth through time to dwell upon learnings and memories from the past, and placing them in the present scenario. Valuing the stories and experiences of the past is key in Jignasha’s practice – retrospection is mirrored and visually depicted in her paintings.