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    India Art | Madhulika Jha | Sculptures | Paintings | Portraits

Welcome to India Art. Experience the world of transition from the unknown to the material with the amazing works of Madhulika Jha, an artist based at Delhi,India. Immerse yourself in her Sculptures, Paintings, Sketches and Portraits infused with a riot of colors, wit and emotions as she creates timeless art pieces in a new dimension of space and time...

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Phone No:  95120 – 2536940                          +91 9810578701

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  • Honored by Ashoka Hotel as Celebrity Artist 2008
  • Honored by Kalp Taru, Delhi 2004
  • AIFACS Award for Sculpture 2010
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Sculpted in positivity | Review in The Hindu | January 6, 2012

by Shagun Gupta


Exhibition Madhulika Jha's latest work celebrates womanhood and life - A work by Madhulika.


Eminent Indian sculptor Ram V. Sutar called her work a kind of recreation of life and nature. Seeing Madhulika Jha's latest work confirmed that the veteran artist was spot on in his appraisal of the emerging artist during the inauguration of Jha's exhibition at Triveni Kala Sangam. Jha displayed 18 sculptures in the exhibition, which was called ‘We the Living…' The Noida-based sculptor explained the reason, “This is all about our daily life and the emotions which go to make up our daily lives. There is nothing extraordinary in this world.”


Describing one of her sculptures, which had a mother and a child's face enveloped with flower petals, she said, “It is just another mother and child. I have named it ‘unfolding bud' as the child's life is unfolding and it is as delicate as a bud.” Her sculpture, ‘the family outing' depicted a man, a woman and their two children. One of them clinging to his parents and the other one was supported by his father's hand. It portrayed interpersonal relationship between families. “I have composed it in vertical form where each one has the other's support,” the artist said. Her other sculptures included those of Buddha and women in different moods. One of them, named ‘A languid moment', depicted a woman lying with her hands placed at the back of head. “You can let your imagination run as to why she is in this mood? Is she just stretching or maybe she is feeling amorous or perhaps she is waiting for someone,” Jha explained.


On her fascination for female form, Jha said, “I find it very mysterious.” The artist has used elements like bronze and fibreglass for her work. She emphasised on including only positive emotions and moods in her art, “There is no point in showing negative emotions. I would not like to have photographs of dirt and filth in my room. We know that emotions like sorrow and grief exist, yet I would not go out of my way to portray them.”



The Hindu | Capturing the human figure  | Friday, Sep 26, 2008


by Madhur Tankha


An 11-day exhibition of sculptures on women and inter-relationship with family and environment by Noida-based artist Madhulika Jha opened at the Capital’s Triveni Gallery on Tansen Marg on Thursday.


Titled “Reflected Moods”, the exhibition was on view up to October 5, 2008.


Described as a sculptor par excellence by art critics, Madhulika started her rendezvous with clay and paints at a very young age. Born and brought up in Mathura, she completed her primary education from Lucknow and Mathura. After attaining her Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts from Agra University, she did her Masters in English from Mysore University.


Stating that her recent works in bronze and fibreglass depict myriad emotions and relationships, Madhulika says: “For me the sensuous rhythm and pulse of the human face and figure are the same. The response of each viewer is their personal reaction and I let my work speak for itself.”


Speaking about her passion for sculpture, the artist explains: “My sculptures to me are the people I know. They live in my heart. Each one has a story to narrate, a mood that he or she is caught in and which strikes some cord in the viewers’ hearts. To me the woman, even when she is alone, is not really alone because you can feel her thoughts and emotions through her body language. The unstated is quite as interesting than the stated.”


According to art critic Renu Rana, Madhulika creates whatever catches her fancy and passion. “While reviewing her sculptures, one finds minute attention to fine details. Her forte is facial expression and body movements. The sculptures created by her are highly emotive. A characteristic common to all her work is sensuality. The beauty and grace of the human figures is captured by her deft fingers and transformed into metal wonders.”


Review by an Art Critic | Renu Rana


Madhulika Jha, a sculptor par excellence, started her rendezvous with clay and paints at a very young age. Born and brought up in Mathura, she completed her primary education from Lucknow and Mathura. Her artistic pursuits started when she was a toddler and would doodle patterns on any presented surface. Marriage to a Naval Officer and always being on the move, and the duties of motherhood did not deter the artist in Madhulika. Having achieved her bachelor’s degree in fine arts from Agra University, she moved on to do her masters in English literature from Mysore University. The pace of life did not provide a conducive milieu to enhance her skills / talents till she discovered Triveni Kala Sangam. She studied painting under the aegis of Mr. Broota, and sculpture under Ms.Saroj Jain, which she continues till today. Once initiated, there was no looking back. Thereon, she found appreciation and enthusiasm regarding her work. Exhibitions and shows became a routine affair. Be a three dimensional sculpture or a two dimensional painting, she excels at it.

While reviewing her sculptures, on finds minute attention paid to fine details, her forte being facial expression and body movement. Her sculptures are highly emotive. A characteristic common to all her work is sensuality. The beauty and grace of the human figure is captured by her deft fingers and transformed into metal wonders.

When Madhulika creates, she does not keep the viewer of his appraisal in mind. She works with her heart and dedication in the right place. She creates what catches her fancy and passion. As she says, “Art to me is a very personal affair,” and lets her work speak for itself.

 Renu Rana( Art Critic )