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A solo show of Ceramics by Artist, Vinod Daroz was launched by senior ceramic artist, Shri Devi Prasad, on 22nd April 2006 at Osho World galleria, BG-09, Ansal Plaza, New Delhi. .

The pieces on display are from four different series that Vinod has been working on simultaneously. Vinod says, "The inspiration for my work lies all around me. From nature to architecture, everything that leaves an impact on my mind finds its way in my ceramics. It may or may not be a direct representation of something I see, but a property of 'that something' is subtly adapted in the work."

Vinod Daroz is an up-coming artist and sculptor who has already made ripples in the Art-world. A product of the faculty of fine Arts from M.S. University, Baroda, he has apprenticed with potters such as Ray meeker & Deborah smith at Golden Bridge Pottery, Pondicherry and with British potters Peter Ilsley in Daventry & Sandy Brown in Bideford, U.K. In his short and very impressive career, he has several group and solo shows to his name, at eminent gallerias across the country.

Osho World brings for the Delhi Art appreciators another feast as each piece abounds with creativity. The exhibition is a continuation of their endeavor to bring to the market place, the so called "out -of - reach" elements such as meditation and creativity. As Osho says, " Whatsoever you do, if you do it joyfully, if you do it lovingly, if your act of doing it is not purely economical, then it is creative. If you have something growing out of it within you, if it gives you growth, it is spiritual, it is creative, it is divine."

Known for the clean graphic patterns, Vinod's bowls with their very narrow bases and flaring walls, in a way remind of the flowers in full bloom. Open forms welcoming energy and opening up to life. The wheel-thrown pieces are further cut, pierced, altered and the surface becomes a canvas, the painting having nothing to do with the original inspiration.

Also on display is a collection of double walled pots, a mark of the artist's skill and vision both.

Noteworthy amongst the exhibits are the light-forms : sculptural pieces with space to light a candle, inspired by the form of South Indian temples; a theme he has been working for the past two years. Simplifying the form, they have gradually developed from the gopuram towards the garba griha. Vinod says, "This is my own interpretation of a temple, my own interpretation of God. The iconography does not point out to a particular god or goddess- every viewer can have their own interpretation of their own God. At the same time, there is symbolic depiction of both the male and the female divine forces." Setting the example of a true sculptor, Vinod's work hints towards the theme and leaves the viewer with just enough food for thought - the piece belongs to the one who can identify with it, connect with it, fall in love with it.

An ode to the surrendering element of clay, through a combination of functional and sculptural ceramics; Daroz displays a rare skill of creating balanced aesthetics with the use of graphic elements, refined forms and a serene splash of colors.


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