About

Raghubir K. Kintisch is a multidisciplinary artist, educator, and writer based in Los Angeles, CA. Their work has been exhibited in galleries, museums, alternative spaces, film/video festivals and has been collected throughout the world for over forty years. They were recently (2022) a recipient of a Byrdcliffe Artist Residency in Woodstock, N.Y. for painting and (2021) a recipient of a Silver Sun Foundation short-term residency in Woodstock, N.Y. for writing. Featured in Voyage LA and Shout Out LA for both their art and writing practices, Kintisch published four books since 2020, The Eleven Yogic Arts of Creative Living, Work Book for the Eleven Yogic Arts of Creativity Living and The Creative Aquarian (both textbook and yoga manual). In 2017-2018, Kintisch was part of a long-running group show at the Museum of Modern Art in N.Y. , Club 57: Film, Performance, and Art in the East Village, 1978–1983. and included in the book of the same name. Kintisch holds an MFA in Public Practice from Otis College of Art and Design, and a BFA in Painting from the Rhode Island School of Design. Raghubir Kintisch currently teaches Art and Design at Notre Dame High School in Sherman Oaks, CA. Kintisch is currently working on a series of oil paintings on paper which explore the cumulative transformative power of fragments of devotional imagery.

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 "unfathomable amalgamations" reimagines a group of lesser-known Hindu deities 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