48.0 x 36.0 in. / 121.9 x 91.4 cm.
Oil and charcoal on canvas
A master of sly wit, Jai Zharotia often used the clown as a protagonist to critique life’s realities. His clown, however, was not a mere peddler of mirth, but a symbol of those qualities in ordinary humans that make them an object of laughter, and even derision. Presented in a cheerful palette, this Untitled work shows a clown in garish clothes riding a horse standing, the animal almost equally ludicrous in its mask. This clown is a metaphor for the inflated egos of humans, who do not realise that they are in fact cutting a foolish figure of themselves.
|Art Artist Names Single||Jai Zharotia|