About

Bio: Raghubir Kintisch is a multidisciplinary artist, educator, and writer born in NYC and has lived and worked in Los Angeles since 1989, received an MFA from OTIS College of Art and Design in 2017, and a BFA from Rhode Island School of Design in 1976.

Their work has been exhibited in galleries and museums internationally, alternative spaces, and in film/video festivals. In 2017-2018, Kintisch was part of a long-running group show at the Museum of Modern Art in New York entitled “Club 57: Film, Performance, and Art in the East Village, 1978– 1983”. Raghubir has shown La Foret Museum, Tokyo, Japan; LAXART, Hollywood, LA; Keystone Art Gallery, LA; Robert Berman Gallery, LA; Mary Karnowsky Gallery, LA; Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena; Winslow Garage, LA; Proxy Gallery, LA; MutMuz Gallery, LA; among others.Recently (Summer 2022) they were a recipient of the Byrdcliffe Artist Residency in Woodstock, N.Y. for Visual Arts and in 2021, for writing at the Silver Sun Foundation residency also in Woodstock, N.Y.

Kintisch has published four books since 2020 about the confluence of artistic and spiritual practices and is currently working on a series, Divine Amalgamation, which includes oil paintings on paper, ink painting on paper, and the development of a mystical alphabet; all exploring the cumulative transformative power of fragments, abstractions, and the repetition of devotional iconography.

Artist Statement: Multi-disciplinary artist. Educator. Yogi. Writer. I investigate the confluence of art and spirit in all things I do. Fascinated by the fetishism of devotional imagery and the transmutation of mystical experience into iconography, I create images I think of as yantras - a complex arrangement of forms or visual vehicles that transport one toward a certain purpose. Folk narrative and mythology about spiritual transformation, miracles, magic, and the paranormal fuel my paintings, drawings, installations, videos, sound pieces, and storytelling. Through dismantling and reinvention, the images and sounds are fragmented and amalgamated into new form. Functioning as a "machine" a yantra was believed to be more powerful experienced as a collection. Therefore, my current body of work, whose working title is "Divine Amalgamations" reimagines a group of deities, aspirants, and durational acts of devotion into a powerful machine of liberation.

Upcoming Exhibitions:

October 2022 Slangauge 20th Anniversary, Angels Gate Cultural Center Art Gallery, San Pedro, CA

February 2023 Repeat Offenders, Launch LA., Los Angeles, CA Curated by Lorraine Heitzman