Jagannath Panda's works are often inspired by Orissa, his native state, and his current home in chaotically urban New Delhi. "Through his art, Panda brings together many binary opposites, juxtaposing nature and culture, the urban and the rural, tradition and innovation, and the figurative and the abstract. In his works he brings together these opposing scenarios to form a coherent whole through deft colour treatment and a personal aesthetic sensibility. Animal life also plays an important part in the artist's circle of motifs. Animals represent people, gods, or the cycle of life. [...] India's contrasts between past and present are powerfully expressed in the artist's work." (Jagannath Panda, Herning Museum, http://www.heartmus.com/jagannath-panda-3394.aspx as accessed on 28 April 2013)
Over the past decade, Panda has received significant international exposure and recognition, having participated in exhibitions with the Asian Art Museum, San Francisco (2012), Herning Museum of Contemporary Art, Denmark (2010) and the Mori Art Museum, Tokyo (2008).