Ashu Gera ( b.1995) is a visual artist currently based in Los Angeles. Gera has received a degree in Bachelors in Visual Arts specialising in painting and printmaking from the prestigious Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, India and is currently pursuing his M.F.A from California Institute of The Arts where he has worked very closely with eminent pedagogists such as Darcy Huebler, Jessica Bronsonn, Tom Lawson amongst others.
With his current body of work he has been trying to constantly bring forth the cause and effect relationship that we humans share with society. He started by exploring the dynamics of interpersonal relationships and with his new body of work, he has been dealing with the notion of “Dope”, in context to millennial culture and its negative implications on the human brain and society at large. His work investigates pornography, fast food culture, social media and binge watching as modern form of psychological addictions.
Gera has had the opportunity to showcase his works in cities like, Vadodara and Ahmedabad in India and at Los Angeles in the USA. He is currently working as a Teaching Assistant for painting at California Institute of The Arts.