"Each new day, each new experience inspires me – the world around me, nature, people, events, places… all these are my sources of inspiration.""I love to delve deep into my mind and explore the imagery that revolves around it. I would say that my art is an impressionistic ensemble of energetic colors and bold strokes. Each of my paintings is an exploration, deep into the psyche of individual and collective consciousness.
"My passion for art started very early. I was born on March 14, 1970 in Cochin, Kerala. During my schooldays, I regularly participated in painting competitions and won several prizes for the same. My endless passion for art led me to study fine arts. I did my Graduation in Fine Arts from Tripunithura, the erstwhile capital of present day Kochi, in Kerala.
"During the pre-independence era, the royal dynasties nourished art and culture to such an extent that Tripunithura flourished under their patronage. I spent my formative years imbibing this rich culture and heritage, which had a far reaching impact on my thinking and my artistic impulses.
"I started my career as a graphic designer and am presently working as associate creative director in a well known advertising agency in India. To keep in touch with my real passion, I regularly do paintings.
"I work mostly in acrylic on canvas, oil on canvas, digital art, collage, charcoal on paper, mixed media, etc. But I usually think of the idea first and then choose a process or technique that will lend expression to the concept in the best manner.
"Each new day, each new experience inspires me – the world around me, nature, people, events, places… all these are my sources of inspiration.
"I have exhibited my work in different solo and group exhibitions in my home state. My painting was also selected for display in the Lalitha Kala Academy, which is a great honor for any artist.
"I am so delighted to be a part of Novica. It is an online exhibition platform without boundaries, and therefore has limitless opportunities for people like me."
17 items by Jay Karun
Indian Woman's Portrait in Signed Acrylic on Canvas
Neo–Marxian I, Indian Woman's Portrait in Signed Acrylic on Canvas
Jay KarunCarrying a sheaf of wheat, a young woman gazes at the future with steadfastness and purpose. Behind her, roiling clouds are bathed in sunset's glow. "Life is an eternal struggle between the haves...$304.99
Seeds of Love II
Modern Surrealist Painting
Seeds of Love II, Modern Surrealist Painting
Jay KarunRipening under the spell of midnight, a voluptuous papaya represents a woman's breasts in a metaphor for sexual desire. Symbolizing a man's hand, a falling leaf brushes the ripe fruit. "I try to...$189.99
Modern Acrylic Surrealist Painting
Nirvana II, Modern Acrylic Surrealist Painting
Jay KarunJay Karun works in fiery colors, depicting a seed and bud for this elegant allegory. "I try to explore eroticism from a new angle," he explains. "If procreation is taken as the very...$164.99
Signed Indian Artwork Painting with Ecological Message
Quenches Thirst, Signed Indian Artwork Painting with Ecological Message
Jay KarunPainting with acrylics dominated by dark blues and browns, Jay Karun delivers a strong ecological message through his "Waste Land" series of paintings. For this installment, the Indian...$357.99
Hindu Devotee Signed Spiritual Painting by India Artist
The Devotee, Hindu Devotee Signed Spiritual Painting by India Artist
Jay KarunPainting with acrylics on handmade paper, Jay Karun shares an aspect of Hindu spirituality through the uniqueness of his art. "Vermilion smeared on her forehead symbolizes a big round splash of...$284.99
Signed Painting of Indian Woman Selling Fish
The Fishmonger, Signed Painting of Indian Woman Selling Fish
Jay KarunPainting with acrylics on Fabriano paper, Indian artist Jay Karun offers a glimpse of Kerala customs and traditions. "The fishmonger goes out into the world, her woven rattan basket dances with...$229.99
Song for the Snake
Signed Expressionist Painting of an Indian Snake Charmer
Song for the Snake, Signed Expressionist Painting of an Indian Snake Charmer
Jay KarunSeated before the serpent, a beautiful woman sways back and forth, charming the creature with her pungi flute. She watches it with narrowed eyes as the cobra flares its hood in a beautiful display....$149.99
Splash of Colors
Signed Original Abstract Painting from India
Splash of Colors, Signed Original Abstract Painting from India
Jay KarunWorking with a wonderful color palette and a varied array of brushes and stroke styles, Indian artist Jay Karun expresses a happy mood. This abstract painting utilizes colors of blue, violet, yellow...$334.99
A Sea of Reverie
Expressionist Painting of a Woman at the Beach from India
A Sea of Reverie, Expressionist Painting of a Woman at the Beach from India
Jay KarunSitting by the sea in reverie, a woman criss-crosses her legs and contemplates life. Inspired by a dream, Indian artist Jay Karun paints this expressionist composition. He says "As the vast sea...$484.99
Signed Painting of Blackberry Plants from India
Temptations, Signed Painting of Blackberry Plants from India
Jay KarunFor Indian artist Jay Karun, blackberries are "God's fruit," representing temptation. He paints in an expressionist style, depicting natural blackberry plants in close-up for a sweet and...$334.99
Expressionist Style Indian Fine Art Painting of Noah's Ark
Noah's Ark, Expressionist Style Indian Fine Art Painting of Noah's Ark
Jay KarunInspired by the story of Noah and his ark, Jay Karun paints an imaginative image. Animals peer over the edge of the deck, arranged in pairs of male and female by species. But the massive boat is...$109.99
Modern Watercolor Painting of a Dog and Flowers from India
Nature’s Delight, Modern Watercolor Painting of a Dog and Flowers from India
Jay KarunCelebrating the magnificence of nature, Jay Karun creates a whimsical painting exhibiting the beauty of nature in varied forms. A plant with beautiful floral blossoms and green leaves blooms...$129.99
Signed Expressionist Painting of a Boat from India
Fishing Trip, Signed Expressionist Painting of a Boat from India
Jay KarunWaiting to set out on its daily journey, a moored fishing boat weathers a sudden downpour one sunny morning. Indian artist Jay Karun paints this scene in an expressionist style, using a bold color...$79.99
Signed Expressionist Painting of a Fishing Village
Beautiful Myanmar, Signed Expressionist Painting of a Fishing Village
Jay KarunTaking you on a journey to the charming village of Myanmar, Indian artist Jay Karun paints this beautiful and tranquil composition. Working with watercolors, he paints this scene in an expressionist...$79.99
I Am Hungry
Signed Impressionist Painting of a Bird from India
I Am Hungry, Signed Impressionist Painting of a Bird from India
Jay KarunWaiting for its next meal, a sea bird perches on a wood post that juts out of the ocean water. Indian artist Jay Karun paints this nautical scene in an impressionist style, capturing the bird against...$124.99
Hat of Santiago
Signed Nautical Impressionist Painting from India
Hat of Santiago, Signed Nautical Impressionist Painting from India
Jay KarunInspired by the beauty of Santiago Island in the Galapagos, Indian artist Jay Karun paints this stunning and evocative nautical painting. He works in an impressionist style, using broad, bold strokes...$124.99
Giclee Print Composition of Two Cranes from India
Adorable Cranes, Giclee Print Composition of Two Cranes from India
Jay KarunIn cool shades of blue and green, two sleek cranes take refuge in a bamboo thicket, looking keenly off in the distance. By Indian artist Jay Karun, this lovely composition adds ambiance to any space...$207.99