Ajay Kanwal (b. 1973) studied Fine Arts at Institute of
Music and Fine Arts, Jammu (2000) and Ceramic Sculpture
at the Faculty of Fine Arts, Baroda (2004). He won the
AIFACS Award, New Delhi (2001), and the Lalit Kala
Akademi Grant, New Delhi (2000). He has had one Solo
Show at Baroda (2009). His artworks have been selected for
several exhibitions and curated Group Shows in Mumbai,
Pondicherry, Ahmedabad, Baroda, Hyderabad, Kochi,
Chennai, Jammu, Amritsar, Chandigarh, Jaipur, Guwahati and
New Delhi. He has attended Artists’ Camps and Sculpture
Workshops in Baroda, Bhopal, Lucknow, Patna, New Delhi,
Jammu and Pondicherry. He has also executed a number of
sculptural and mural commissions for public institutions. He
currently teaches ceramics and sculpture at the Faculty of
Fine Arts, Baroda.
Sculpture is a means as well as an objective for my expression.
Using perception itself as a basic factor in creativity, I have
endeavored to explore its relationship with the object it
manifests into. It may be installation, abstraction or even an
illusion. I may like to go working further in this direction so as
to generate in my viewer a state of lesser observation or its
enhanced negligence, so that the mundane even is accepted
as a work of art. I strongly feel that it is possible through
00 experimental handling of available materials.