Khakhar’s artworks are sophisticated, painted with vibrant oil, gouache, or watercolor, and containing imaginative and deeply personal references. Khakhar has often been linked to the Pop Art movement and parallels have been drawn with the work of David Hockney.
This artwork description is sourced from Tate.
Bhupen Khakhar was an Indian artist who is best known for his paintings, but also experimented with installations, glass-painting, ceramics and writing. He worked as a chartered accountant for many years before becoming an artist.
His career change was partly thanks to meeting the poet and painter Ghulam Mohammed Sheikh in 1958. Sheikh encouraged Khakhar to attend Faculty of Fine Arts in Baroda and introduced him to many people who Khakhar would later collaborate with. As a result Khakhar became a core figure in the Baroda School; a group of figurative painters who were influential around that time.
This artist bio has been sourced from Tate.