Java Joshi, an artist from Lexington, Mass., is being featured with an exhibition of her art at LexMedia studios through June and July. The collection on display features pieces from her abstract collection, as well as work based on the theme of an "Indian Village" that depicts different aspects of the rural lifestyle in India. There was a reception to celebrate the exhibition on June 22.
According to LexMedia, Joshi's style of using bright and vibrant colors allows her to express her imagination in a way that is refreshing and eye catching.
Joshi, who has a doctoral degree in drawing and painting, has dedicated her life to various art forms. In addition to her art she has been involved with the theater for 25 years.
Her 2012 collection of paintings themed "Indian Village" (oil on canvas) was on display during Lexington Open Studios in May.
Joshi said she discovered her passion for painting at an early age of 13 and has been painting since then. Her previous series of paintings was based on famous international plays such as "Three Sisters" — a Russian play by Anton Checkov; "Waiting for Godot" — an absurdist play by Samuel Beckett; and "The Caucasian Chalk Circle — a play by the German modernist playwright Bertolt Brecht.
Joshi came to the United States to pursue a master's degree in multimedia and web design from The Art Institute of Atlanta. After getting married she moved to Boston area and has been active in the Lexington art circuit for the last few years. She was also part of the planning committee for Lexington Open Studios 2012 where more than 80 local artists showcased their work. She also participated in En Plaine Aire live painting event along the Lexington bike path during May 2012 Revolutionary Revelry. Paintings from this "park your art" event were then auctioned at Hadley DPW building with live Jazz and refreshments, proceeds from which would benefit the construction of Antony Park in Lexington.
Joshi primarily expresses her art with oil on canvas, acrylics and pencil sketches. She likes to use vibrant colors in her paintings. After much persuasion and pull from friends, families and residents of Lexington, she has also recently started teaching art to select students in Lexington area. The artwork for her students was exhibited and appreciated by over 100 visitors at the Munroe Center for the Arts on June 2.
"At an early age, I was influenced by abstract impressionism and style of great artists like Van Gogh. I would like viewers of my paintings to feel refreshed and energized" said Java.
LexMedia is located in Lexington, Mass. For more information, visit www.lexmedia.org.