Born in the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh in 1944, Daroz Pandurangiah is a renowned sculptor who transforms a clump of clay into an unparalleled work of art with his magical hands and plentiful imagination. A potter known for his bold and innovative techniques, Daroz has worked in a variety of registers. If he has produced utility-driven tableware, he has also created animal figures in the pursuit of sheer delight and experimented with abstract forms. His ceramic images address and dramatize the dilemma of form over function, and he utilizes the sheer materiality of clay along with his ease of skill and technique, to create works of complete virtuosity. Daroz’s name has come to be synonymous with architectural large scale ceramic installations in India.
May 16, 2016