Anand Jaggernauth

Anand Jaggernauth

By mixing 90% oil with other materials, Toronto-based artist Anand Jaggernauth is part of a generation of artists invigorating abstract painting today. His art process creates a unique medium that he applies to the canvas using tools, but never paintbrushes. Employing diverse techniques, he overthrows materials. With tools, he plays with various degrees of friction. As a geophysicist, he sees the canvas as the first layer in the Earth’s subsurface as he brings the oils to life, creating and integrating textures. This layering process builds depth, fluidity, and movement transferring harmony into his pieces. The deposition of non-uniform layers, movement of layers amongst one another and visibility of unique findings “anomalies”, all draw parallels between Earth Science and lives.

Anand Jaggernauth graduated from the Univer...

By mixing 90% oil with other materials, Toronto-based artist Anand Jaggernauth is part of a generation of artists invigorating abstract painting today. His art process creates a unique medium that he applies to the canvas using tools, but never paintbrushes. Employing diverse techniques, he overthrows materials. With tools, he plays with various degrees of friction. As a geophysicist, he sees the canvas as the first layer in the Earth’s subsurface as he brings the oils to life, creating and integrating textures. This layering process builds depth, fluidity, and movement transferring harmony into his pieces. The deposition of non-uniform layers, movement of layers amongst one another and visibility of unique findings “anomalies”, all draw parallels between Earth Science and lives.

Anand Jaggernauth graduated from the University of Western, Ontario. He has a decade-long career in the oil and gas industry as a geophysicist. Now having made Toronto his permanent home, he is fulfilling his passion as a full-time artist. Since 2015, he is a resident artist of Canada’s new national stock exchange: NEO Exchange. Based at Walnut Studios, he moved in 2018 to another location situated in downtown Toronto, close to TIFF and OCAD University. Today, his works can be found in numerous private and public collections.

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