Jasu Rawal was born in 1939 in Halvad, Gujarat.
After graduating, he obtained an M.A in Painting from the Faculty of Fine Arts, MS University Baroda. He has held several solo exhibitions in India, and one in 1995 in Gallery Tormina, Le Havre, France. He has participated in more than 50 group shows in India and abroad, and has been invited to a large number of national camps, including the Graphic Artists Camp at Garhi (New Delhi), at the Mumbai Arts Society, and international ones such as the CPAA at Mont Villiers, Montemarte, France.He won the Gujarat Lalit Kala Academy Award four times in the 1960′s.
With an artistic career spanning more than forty years, Jasu’s style is based on minimalism and simple composition.He creates gentle forms with the lightest of touch, casting mysterious shadows on surreal landscapes. His use of textures through the meticulous application of colours, careful and well-balanced compositions in vivid colour-combinations, translates into a dreamy composition on the canvas.
Constructed through delicate layers of paint or collage on clear abstract spaces, the works include elements of landscape as well as still-life. Jasu identifies abstract impressionism and surrealism as influences in his art. In his words: “Colour is life, a language of communication and expression to me”.
He lives and works in Bangalore.