Born in the Akola district of Maharashtra in 1963, Yashwant Deshmukh completed his Bachelor’s degree in Fine Art from Sir J.J. School of Art, Mumbai, in 1988. In a career spanning close to two decades, the talented artist has crossed many milestones. In 1993, he won the Bendre-Husain Scholarship, Mumbai; and in 2001, he was invited to participate in the third Biennial organized by Bose Pacia Modern, New York.
Deshmukh is inspired by daily objects like buckets, cups or funnels and uses these mundane elements in his works. By employing these objects, he investigates the metaphysics in his works. By employing these objects, he investigates the metaphysics of space and form. The forms he draws creates invisible places, and it is the interaction of these planes with the negative space surrounding them that is the inspiration for his creative drive.
Deshmukh has participated in several solo and group shows in India and abroad. He has been honored with Sixth Bharat Bhawan Indian Contemporary Art Biennial’s Grand prize, Bhopal in 1996; the second runner up at 3rd Biennial Bose Pacia Modern prize for painting (2001), and the Bendre-Husain scholarship award, Mumbai (1993).
Deshmukh’s exhibit is titled Sunny Days, an Acrylic on Canvas made in the year 2019.