Artist: Jatinder Singh Durhailay
Title: Tegh Bahadur Simriai Ghar Nau Nidh Aavai Dhae
Medium: Natural stone pigment and gouache heightened with gold on handmade wasli paper
Country: United Kingdom
While Guru Tegh Bahadur was renown for his dispassion towards the world and carefree devotion, his son, Guru Gobind Singh writes how all the wealth in the world came running to his father’s house [Ghar Nau Nidh Avai Dhaie]. The nine nidhi’s [treasures] represented the entirety of wealth and prestige, which would forever attend to the God of Wealth, Kubera, in Indic mythology. Guru Tegh Bahadur’s prominence spread across the entire subcontinent and resulted in vast amounts of wealth flowing into the Guru’s house,enabling vast amounts of charitable donations and the buying and founding of the city of Anandpur Sahib for the future generations of Sikhs.
Jatinder Singh Durhailay
Jatinder Singh Durhailay born in 1988 in London, United-Kingdom. He received a Bachelor of the Arts from University Arts London in 2011 and has been active as a painter since. In addition to his beautiful paintings depicting Indian Sikh culture, Durhailay’s colourful drawing and watercolour work have as well drawn a wide fan base, while his practice has been praised within the art scene.
Jatinder Singh Durhailay’s work has appeared in many exhibitions around the world, and also sold at Scope Miami Art Basel in 2012. His talent, which can not be simply confined into Contemporary Indian Art or British Contemporary Painting, has gathered attention around the world with collectors in Europe, Asia and the USA. Some of the artist’s latest work appeared in “Empire, Faith and War” (Brunei Gallery, London UK 2014) and “State of Origin” (Unit24 Gallery, London UK 2014).
Durhailay is also trained in Indian Classical Music, performing and practicing Kirtan as well as playing among others, the rare Instrument that are the Dilruba and Taus.