Thukral and Tagra

Coming Soon At Your Neighbourhood 2008
Acyrlic and oil on canvas
732cm x 244cm (over six canvases)

Thukral and Tagra

JITEN THUKRAL
Born 1976, Jalandhar, Punjab, India.
Lives and works in New Delhi.

SUMIR TAGRA
Born 1979, New Delhi, India.
Lives and works in New Delhi

Designer/artist duo Jiten Thukral and Sumir Tagra work collaboratively in a wide variety of media including graphics, videos, music, interiors, product design, paintings, sculpture and installations. Their practice fuses the current influx of the Western mainstream with India’s deep-rooted cultural heritage which their portraits and wall drawings combine in a typically quirky, kitsch and eye-catching way.

I never wanted to do things that others were doing .I come from a middle class family, very conventional; my mother used to paint and I learned drawing from her. My brother is an architect and my dad is a businessman.
I really thank my parents for all their support and am glad to be an artist.
My influences include: Pink Floyd, Sigmund Freud, Salvador Dali, Dehli Metro stations and lot of day to day observations.
Sumir Tagra

I belong to a small town: Jalander, Punjab. My dad is a wrestler and a famous artist in Punjab. I am highly influenced by him, but he wanted me to become a Pehalwan (body builder), which I never tried. I started working with him when I was a kid. We did two group shows in 1992. My influences include: toys, Punjabi underground music, Sikh movements, my dad, Stefan Sagmeister, Klan.
Jiten Thukral