LIVES AND WORKS
LIVES AND WORKS
DATE OF BIRTH
Khanjan dalal studied painting at M.S.university, Baroda between 1994 -98 and sculpture at the Gerrit rietveld akademie, Amsterdam 2000-01.
In late 2012 in order to pursue his carrier as an artist he left the business of an Art Gallery which he feels, is more fulfilling. He then has reconnected with the medium of clay exclusively. Some of the work he produces use a special japanese wood fired technique called “Anagama” where all beautiful natural colors and textures are due the molten wood ash that gets deposited on the works during 70 hours of continuous firing. As a work ethic Khanjan believes that Anagama firings are carbon neutral. All the carbon released in the atmosphere is absorbed by surrounding tree plantation specially created to source the wood, thus completing the energy circle. All wood is gathered once a year from this surrounding plantation for the firing that happens once a year.
Recently in 2019, he had a 2 person exhibition “Know…Not This” at gallery 079 Stories in Ahmedabad. In past He has had a solo exhibition of his sculptures and installations “Recap in peace during the release of the film “NEERJA” at Satya art gallery-Ahmedabad in 2016, “just an Illusion” a group exhibition of 18 artists at Juneja art gallery, Jaipur during the first Indian Ceramic Triennial 2018.
He continues to live and work in Ahmedabad.
WHO I AM
i try to address certain familiar and disturbing questions about humanity through my work
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