Ajit Deswandikar, born in 1973, is an artist from Mumbai. He completed his MFA from the J J School of Art in Mumbai and has exhibited his work in India, London, Paris, New York since 1997.
Ajit's paintings are a remarkable chronicle of urban contradictions and stark reality. He views various scenes, perceives them in unique and unusual angles and incorporates a lyrical quality into his compositions. His content endeavours to capture the essence of urban contradictions and is sometimes satirical. It toys with cultural icons and new age imagery which is expressive of Ajit's state of mind.
His paintings embody art through the words of Picasso:
"Art washes from the soul the dust of everyday life."