Heroic nature of a forgotten heritage
Jagmohan’s Sikh artwork focuses on the martial legacy and remembrance of those who paved the path for future generations with great sacrifice. His personal contemporary style, developed from traditional methods such as inks, watercolours, acrylics and graphite, aims to depict the heroic nature of a somewhat forgotten heritage. Upon looking deeper into the subject he was inspired to contribute his own sensitive and subtle perspective.
On this journey, Jagmohan has been fortunate to have met some of the UK’s most talented artists. These opportunities have led to the chance to exhibit as a solo artist and as part of the Sikh art group, The Kollective – a collaboration between The Royal Jesters, Dhanjal Art and the Pentacular Artist.
Jagmohan’s focus is on educating, inspiring and evoking emotion through his pieces. As he continues to develop his art, he hopes to add to the rich and flourishing culture of the Sikh community and to help raise awareness of a history that must be treasured, not forgotten.
My journey as an artist began at an early age thanks to the strong influence of the people around me: my family. My elder brothers and sister are highly talented and creative individuals; their guidance coupled with our mother’s influence fed my passion. Hip Hop culture has also been influential from my early years and has undoubtedly had an impact upon my artwork hence the referencing throughout.
Gaining a vast amount of experience in my later school years and familiarising myself with classic skills such as sculpting, textiles and various printing and painting techniques, I then turned to digital art. I began studying graphic design, which allowed me to explore a new area of visual art and broaden my scope as a practising artist, as well as learn new techniques, ideas and concepts. I then went on to study my bachelor’s degree in Graphic and Media Design at the London College of Communication, which was followed by several years of freelance designing. Throughout this time I gradually felt a lack of inspiration, so I decided to take a step back from digital art to revisit the traditional methods. It was then that I embarked on the quest to create my own contemporary style of painting, which emerged through diverse artistic mediums and projects.