The New School, New York
Chelsea School of Art and Design, University of the Arts, London
A self portrait starts as a basic representation and expands as we grow in experience. The 'I' dissoves into the 'US'. In the end there is a hope that you might get a glimpse of who, what and where we really are.
The work begins with the 7 year olds 'A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (original)' and travels through time to include The Star as well as 'Index'. The 'Wounds' speak to repair, healing as well as dimensions. Issues of conciousness, process, identity, representation and history are explored.
Donald Gajadhar studied Stained Glass and Mural Painting at Chelsea School of Art and founded The Glass Partnership in London. After attending Pilchuck Glass School in Seattle under Johannas Schrieter he took classes in painting at The New School and studied under Richard Pousette-Dart. He lives and works in Brooklyn