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  • Artist: Jaspal Singh
  • Title: Guru Tegh Bahadur Wedding
  • Medium: Single stick of Charcoal on traditional fabriano 100% cotton paper
  • Country: India

Guru Tegh Bahadur got married at a young age in Kartarpur to Mata Gujari, the daughter of Laal Chand and Bishan Kaur. People from around the entire subcontinent came to attend the wedding of Guru Hargobind's youngest son, Guru Tegh Bahadur. The wedding party in this piece includes Guru Hargobind, Baba Gurditta, Suraj Mal, Bibi Viro, Bhai Gurdas, and Bidhi Chand.

Artist

Jaspal Singh

Jaspal Singh is a self taught fine artist who loves to experiment with various media in his practice of creating life on paper. His work has been exhibited at the National Museum, New Delhi (February 2020). In the spirit of pushing, and breaking barriers he ventured into digital art. With a deep passion for miniature portraits in his own words he expressed that “Each portrait for me is a gift, as I get to meet new people, learn their stories and experiences and explore deeper meanings to not just my subject and my work but even life. Every piece of artwork I make, I cherish. It gives me immense satisfaction, a reason to rejoice, a chance to dream big and think beyond predefined lines.”

With great pride in embracing his Sikh heritage and instiling those values in his life. Jaspal has dedicated his life to his artistic work, embracing a deep sense of duty and responsibility to use his artistic skill to provide for his household. Jaspal creates wonderfully detailed works with limited resources and materials, such as using a single stick of charcoal, or simple biro pen. He describes his approach to learning and inspiration as “I love reading up on the works and lives of artists, to try to understand their inspirations and struggles to gain knowledge from their experiences, with a goal to build myself and our community stronger and better.”