Born in 1933, Jani discovered her interest in plane and solid geometry while studying at the National School of Applied Arts (École des Arts Appliqués) in Paris. Her inner dynamism was born from many years of travelling to the far and middle east, notably Egypt and India. She studied Buddhism and took her time to meditate and pursue her interest in esotericism and mysticism. The symbolic and meaningful geometry found in mandalas and thangkas, as well as in the architecture and decoration of Asian monuments appeal to the artist and are powerful influences in her work. Jani uses a subdued palette – colours that borrow the quality of precious gems and plays with textures using a wide range of material including rice paper, gold foil, batik and ruffled fabrics. Her compositions are rich and delicate. Her geometric forms are fully controlled and skillfully arranged to achieve balance, elegance and tranquility. Jani’s works are a reflection of her inner self and they draw the audience into an inner world of peace, meditation and poetry. The artist lives and works near Paris, in France.