Benares (or Varanasi) is a continual inspiration for Sharma, firing his imagination with its philosophy of life and death, life beyond death, and being and non-being. Ever since he witnessed the celebration of death there as a student at Benares Hindu University, the idea of life and death being mere junctions in a much longer journey has haunted and captivated his work.

The depth and layers he seeks to create have led him to a dynamic and unconventional multi-disciplinary approach. For Sharma the content determines the medium, and he uses painting, drawing, print-making, sound and text in his creations. One of his most fascinating practices is his alternative approach to photography. Here he dances between analogue (even using a self-made panoramic pinhole camera) and digital, and uses a range of printing techniques - cyanotype (the process that gave rise to the term blueprint) and the traditional and complex Van Dyke process to name but two.

He also uses performance - himself featuring in many of his works. ‘The first time I performed in my work I was creating an installation in which I wanted to use Yoga postures. The idea of Yoga as something that extends beyond the body is what excites me. Somehow nobody else could do these with the exactitude I wanted so I ended up using my body as the medium. Now I find using my own body is often the best way to translate what’s in my mind. ’

Sharma’s works have shown across India, South-East Asia and Europe in the form of public art projects, residencies, and exhibitions. He lives and works in Delhi where he also runs Shay-Ghar, a photographic group committed to alternate forms of photography.

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Drawing From Memory

B Ajay Sharma - Drawing K

Drawing K

Drawings
6.5" wide x 10.8" high
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B Ajay Sharma - Kan Khajaura - Centipede

Kan Khajaura - Centipede

Drawings
10.8" wide x 6.5" high
Rs.15,000
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B Ajay Sharma - The Peach

The Peach

Drawings
6.5" wide x 10.8" high
Rs.15,000
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B Ajay Sharma - Drawing Z

Drawing Z

Drawings
10.8" wide x 6.5" high
Rs.15,000
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B Ajay Sharma - Mountain And The Sheep

Mountain And The Sheep

Drawings
6.5" wide x 10.8" high
Rs.15,000
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B Ajay Sharma - Drawing Y

Drawing Y

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6.5" wide x 10.8" high
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B Ajay Sharma - Drawing X

Drawing X

Drawings
6.5" wide x 10.8" high
Rs.15,000
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Photography

B Ajay Sharma - Yatra 2 - Limited Edition 1 of 6

Yatra 2 - Limited Edition 1 of 6

Photography
48" wide x 16" high
Rs.56,000
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B Ajay Sharma - Make Sure You're Breathing - Limited Edition 1 of 3

Make Sure You're Breathing - Limited Edition 1 of 3

Photography
23" wide x 30" high
Rs.35,000
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B Ajay Sharma - Yatra 3 - Limited Edition 1 of 6

Yatra 3 - Limited Edition 1 of 6

Photography
48" wide x 16" high
Rs.56,000
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B Ajay Sharma - Gibberish - Limited Edition 2 of 2

Gibberish - Limited Edition 2 of 2

Photography
52" wide x 34.5" high
Rs.100,000
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B Ajay Sharma - Pandava (Journey to Mount Meru) - Limited Edition 1 of 2 sold

Pandava (Journey to Mount Meru) - Limited Edition 1 of 2

Limited Editions
122" wide x 20.5" high
Rs.115,000
B Ajay Sharma - Yatra 1 - Limited Edition 1 of 6

Yatra 1 - Limited Edition 1 of 6

Photography
79" wide x 16" high
Rs.92,000
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B Ajay Sharma - Confrontation - Limited 1 of 3

Confrontation - Limited 1 of 3

Photography
30" wide x 23" high
Rs.40,000
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