Joshua John

Born into a Malayalee family in Bihar, Joshua grew up in rural Uttar Pradesh and Jharkhand, with his teenage years spent in Dehradun and Mussoorie. He graduated from Woodstock School, Mussoorie in 1998 with a focus on Fine Arts and Ceramics. In St. Stephen’s College, Delhi, Joshua did BA Honors in English Literature, heading the Fine Arts Society. He then got a diploma in graphic design from Arena Multimedia and has been painting ever since. “A pilgrim who paints parables” in the last two decades his works have found collectors in over a dozen countries besides India. Joshua has held over twelve group shows and five solo shows. He is married with two children, works with Art For Change Foundation as a PR manager and as a motorcycle tour captain with EagleRider India. He is also the founder of various motorcycle community initiatives.

My name is Josh.

"I have been drawing since I was little. But it was after my accident in 1992, when I nearly lost the use of my right hand that my view on art started changing. Three major operations could not restore the full use of my hand. My writing became sloppy but I could still paint. With the support of some caring art teachers I kept painting and by the time I got into college I saw creativity as a privilege, a second chance and a gift I wanted to nurture for the rest of my life. Now when I paint it gives me joy inexplicable and my hope is that it does the same for the viewer. Painting is my way of making sense of the big picture as I partake in the creation of a small piece. Most of the time it simply leads me to the next question. Call it faith or foolishness but I find a lot of my inspiration from the parables and proverbs of the Bible. I am grateful to God for placing me in a generous and wonderfully diverse city like Delhi and most of my work comes from the dialogue I have with people from all faiths and background."