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OBJECTIFICATION, an experimental Art exhibition


OBJECTIFICATION, an experimental Art exhibition




Right from the beginning he was fond of lines. As a child he loved watching 

lines when his father as a mason, who scratch the line during first layer of 

finished plaster with scratchy tool on wet surface of newly made walls. His 

love for lines continued when he took admission at Sheth C N College of Fine 

Arts, Ahmedabad and started his journey as an artist afterwards.

Artist Jitu Oghani began with his pictorial composition of cityscapes titled 

URBANIZATION, which explored with popular images like hoardings, traffic 

lights, vehicles and symbols and lots of happenings in the ever-changing city 

of Ahmedabad. He explored his understanding and perception as a painter 

and he painted city scenes with great compassion. The formal elements of 

painting he handled successfully. When he travelled Germany last year and 

confronted the vast world of experimentation and boundless manifestation of 

art. This experience vibrates his creative instinct. This made an impression on 

his sensibility.

In this series of works he explores the new material with unique perception.

Thread now become line as a main tool of expression. His imagery 

metamorphosed and he built his own vocabulary with threads, forks, pieces of 

clothes and papers and caps of empty bottles.

His journey, which started with the subjects, travels towards the objective 

manifestations. The objects with their subtle forms, the objects with their 

neutral identity, dignify with the new context. Now lines born with new 

sensibility regardless of material.

In some of his works the popular imagery again reflects with the new 

approach. He juxtaposed some iconic image of works by celebrity painters. By 

this he is in search of the essence of it’s own. Jitu Oghani put those identified 

images in his own context of “Objectification” which has been titled of this 


This is his celebration of color, line and unconventional objects. The objects, 

which does not tells the formal story but weaves a very much confined stories 

of visual experience. Finally, Jitu Oghani accomplished with his own visual 



-Asst. Lecturer,

Sheth C N College of Fine Arts, Ahmedabad.

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