Jeetin Rangher is a multidisciplinary artist based in Bangalore, India, and Creative’s Arts Teacher for the high schoolers. He also coordinates the primary and middle school Arts curriculum. With an education in painting and design, his interest in the Arts is nurtured by his sensitivity to his surroundings of both the natural and social environment. Jeetin is very sensitive to his environment, both the natural as well as social.
Through his expressions in the visual arts, Rangher’s main concern over the years has been man’s intervention in the natural world. His performances are responses and critical reflections on our social, cultural, as well as political behaviour.
He has been intensively involved with community art and special needs kids, conducting workshops with them. His recent project, Art Adda was created with the support of a grant from the India Foundation for Arts as a part of Project 560 named after the Bangalore postal code 560. Art Adda was an intervention into found space in the heavily populated and cosmopolitan city of Bangalore. Jeetin runs a residency project, called Soch Studio which he created with artist Katarina Rasic, in Bangalore.
Through his performances, Rangher takes his art and self into public spaces to interact with the audience. Rangher says, “My works are more about self-healing, they are about transformation and change through sharing and connecting. They are meant to be raw and subtle, intense and beautiful. I believe the body is the most nostalgic element, the most vivid, vital, dynamic, powerful and beautiful, one where the past, present and future coexist, where life and death make synthesis, where I can find my fears and hopes, my memories and most importantly my strength, drive and spirit.” He has been involved in art activism through his performances as well as other types of festivals,and multidisciplinary arts projects in India and South Asia. His most recent performances were at the Serendipity Art Festival, Colombo Biennale, Jaipur Art Summit to name a few. He also enjoys teaching art to children in Kashmir whenever time permits. He initiated the Green World Art Festival in November 2010 which continued in 2011, 2012. He has been working with different communities in conflict zones in Kashmir, India.