Kasinath Jena's name shines as a Northern Star in the universe of the Modern Art movement from Odisha in the post-independent India, which started in the early 50's. Born in Kesinga, Odisha, the globally renowned artist has imbibed the artistic aesthetics of the western world, masterly infusing this sensibility with the stylistic features of his own form of art that is rooted deeply into the rural traditions inspired largely by folk arts like the Patachitra that is famous in the eastern Indian states. Thus, the genuinity of this artist lies in transcending the traditional conceptions by immersing into them a presentational flavour and forming a contemplative art form, saturated with lyrical mood and decorative idioms. A diploma holder in Fine Arts from Khal College of Arts, the brilliant artistic journey of Jena commenced as an artist-cum-photographer in the Department of Health Government of Odisha in 1967. His saga of success in the national and international sphere expanded considerably after his completion of the internationally acknowledged courses on Audio/Video for Micro Teaching & Communication and Making of Animation Film in the UK and Audio Video from British Council, that put him directly on the global map as an artist to reckon with. His achievement as a painter lies on his mastery of blending multiple art forms, imageries and presentation that pertains within the confines of lyrical lucidity, which forms his quintessential style of painting naturalistic motives from the mundane to the metaphysical and experimenting with plethora of opposite themes juxtapositioning each other like Purusha and Prakriti, Light and Darkness, Transparency and Translucency - all with an intense simplicity in which every contour seems clearly pronounced and every stroke is a journey of varied textures.