Anand Jaggernauth: Resident Artist for NEO Exchange – Canada’s New National Stock Exchange.
Creating vibrant and serene abstracts with depth, fluidity & movement
I was born and raised on the beautiful Caribbean island of Trinidad, and after graduating from the University of Western Ontario I enjoyed a decade long career in the oil and gas industry as a Geophysicist.
Now having made Toronto my permanent home, I’m fulfilling my passion as a full time artist, based at Walnut Studios. I’m registered with Vibe Arts for Children and Youth as a volunteer for their art programs and I’m officially registered as an ongoing partner with Make A Wish Canada.
I’ve always been excited by the possibilities of art and believe that creativity is the very essence of our growth as an individual. I see the canvas as a medium for translating my ideas and passion into something others find captivating and engaging.
My process starts with the Scientist in me, mixing 90% oils with other materials to create a unique medium that I apply to the canvas using various tools, but never paintbrushes.
As a Geophysicist, I see the canvas is the first layer in the Earth’s subsurface as I bring the oils to life, creating and integrating textures. This layering process builds depth, fluidity and movement bringing harmony into my pieces.
By including white pigments into my process, I alter opacity, transparency, tints and saturation, balancing these attributes to create art that imparts knowledge, opens minds, challenges thinking and enhances ideas.
Painting – Oil