Seems to be the theme in this series of work. The king/ The ruler/ The elite- His majesty has all one could aspire, but Alas! None of it belongs to him. even though he belongs to royalty but life is not complete for him. Eyes are in persistent wait for someone. The signatory bird- it seems is the only companion to the lonely soul. In his works titled “Shikast” he construes the trait of defeat. This defeat, failure, setback,outfight is subtly portrayed in the gestures of the subject. There is another correlated meaning of the word Shikast, broken or fractured which is again evident in the dealing of the subject in the painting of this series. These works share certain expressive elements, such as structure, theme, and tone.
Vijendra s vij was born in fatehpur up in 1976. he studied painting (foundation level) from museum of allahabad, up in 1995-1999. he is commerce graduate from university of allahabad-1998. he did diploma (fine arts-chitra bhushan) and ba in fine arts from prachin kala kendra, chandigarh-2005. masters in multimedia and graphic design from ptu, jalandhar, punjab – 2010. he lives and works in new delhi, india. he likes to work on specific themes and create a series of works exploring his subjects in various mediums of expression such as installations, videos, paintings and photographs. his works exemplify his expression of individual thought and feeling achieved through the creative process. as he seeks to share his experiences, observations, and understanding (his 'truths') through his paintings and drawings that most effectively lends itself to his personal skills and abilities.he had 6 solo shows, participated in more than 100 group shows along with state lalit kala akademi lucknow, international art and poetry festival uae, 1st edition of united art fair, jaipur art summit, niv art centre, art for kerala flood at ngma new delhi. he worked as a member of general council, art and culture, sahitya kala parishad, govt of new delhi. he had been advisor, curated and co-curated many art projects along with ‘tihar kala abhiyaan’ artists in collaboration with inmate’s workshop at tihar jail. ‘project art zorba’ at zorba the buddha, new delhi, annual art exhibition-2016 at lka and international kala mela at ignca for sahitya kala parishad, govt of new delhi.
he also writes poetry, the first collection of vij’s poems ‘jugalbandi’ published from hind yugm publication in 2012. his poetry and drawings-paintings are widely published in many contemporary indian literary journals and magazines.
vijendra s works are made of both simplified drawings and detail rendering along with vibrant use of color. his use of color works better with simplified shapes along with small details he often uses in his works. he use mix of colors which are abstract and bring about the levelness and the environment governing his characters at any given moment by mixing them with intimate thoughts and then depict them on the canvas. he tries to express these through his own objective, or creative visual imagery. his style of painting is inspired by experimental studies in different mediums. the range and flexibility of working with different mediums reflect his perception and understanding of managing human value to achieve individuality.
He has been received for senior research fellowship for 2018-2019 in visual art-painting, by ministry of culture, govt. of india. and awarded 2nd all india digital art exhibition 2012, aifacs new delhi.