Touch & Shadow - Siraj Saxena Solo Exhibition, New Taipei City Yingge Ceramics Museum
30th November - 15th December, 2011
What does clay mean to me? I believe clay is a complete material in itself. Clay has many shapes and forms in it and for centuries man has unveiled these forms according to his need and imagination. It is a very soft medium of expression and it is up to the artist who takes it somewhere,where his or her art completes.
One can say that I repeat my forms - its true and not so true, because when you look at each form, they are different from each other - like leaves of a tree or the curly hairs of Buddha.
The beauty of this repetition in India has a long past and journey, from Indians’ kitchen, weaving, textile printing, and terracotta roof tiles to the chantings of Mantras. Since childhood, I was surrounded by many visual images and got attracted to them: this visual experience takes its shape and makes its own visual vocabulary in my work. I am trained as a painter and I also believe there is a lot to be done in the two dimensional aspect of ceramic art. I love to cover a huge space through my tiny forms - a very interesting line which has a lot of spiritualism in it.
My works are tiny drops of water in the ocean of ceramic art.
New Taipei City Yingge Ceramics Museum
200, Wenhua Rd, Yingge Dist, New Taipei City 239, Taiwan