Trishla Jain is a young, emerging artist in the contemporary Indian art scene. Having held two solo exhibitions thus far, her work is loosely influenced by her education at Stanford University where she studied Literature and Anthropology, as well as by the American Pop Art movement. A self-taught artist who picked up the brush at the age of seven, Trishla is known for her unique way of combining a vibrant palette of brushstrokes with words and images from popular culture.
Born in 1985, Trishla Jain is a self-taught artist, who began painting at a very young age. She has studied English Literature, Poetry, Psychology, and Anthropology, at Stanford University, California and has also had some training in teaching English from Teacher’s College, New York. Trishla’s art may be best described as mixed-media assemblages of found objects, cuttings of text, and images. Text infiltrates her canvases and words become her brushstrokes. Trishla describes her process of painting as “writing and re-writing... movie making, song writing and chai-chatting all rolled into one.” Highly biographical in nature, her works often refer to events or texts that hold a personal significance for her.
Trishla assigns to colour the life-force of her paintings. Mostly a psychedelic and rich palette, she lays colour in a thick, painterly manner in order that it is visually as well sensually appealing. She also makes use of various visual and sensory techniques, mostly made apparent through her threedimensional works, furniture, objects, and installations.
Portraying pop-culture as seen through literature, music, cinema, or everyday objects, Trishla’s art is remarkably contemporary, with an appeal for the high-brow intellectual as well as the pedestrian; articulated by the artist as “a celebration of the universe’s ultimate capacity for joy and laughter.”
Having worked and studied in USA for some years, Trishla returned to India in 2009, where she now lives and works as a full-time artist. Since her return, she has had two monographic exhibitions and several group showings.