Concept Note The humble values of the everyday objects can show us the meaning & value of life. It is not ‘some - where else’ in some transcendent realm made secure by absolute knowledge, but in ordinary everydayness. My work represents some common everyday objects like a vase in a different way..., more playful and spontaneous. Falguni BhattArtist Statement As a Sculpture graduate, clay found me in my very first year at college, and Completed Masters degree in Ceramic Sculpture from Baroda in 1999. It’s been over 2 decades since then and I believe I was very fortunate to have found my passion so early on. Years of working in clay has been a wonderful journey with various milestones. Shows, residencies, collaborations, curatorial projects and student interactions have all been opportunities to express myself through ceramics. My work has been rooted in the coexistence of the old and the new; the conflict of leaving behind the familiar while stepping into unknown territories. Exploring that quiet space between comfort and discomfort and constantly trying to strike a balance. My art is a reflection of my training. I have never felt bound by any one medium, and as a result I have no boundaries of form and technique. My art is my reaction to my space and surroundings, each piece mirrors a certain moment of my existence. I respond best to the theme of space, be it the open sky or, microcosmically, the inner spaces of my mind. I enjoy the containment of two dimensional pieces, as well as the challenge of multidimensional forms. Clay is my medium and I need look no further to be in touch with my inner core. My works are often spontaneous, always intuitive, and very often a reaction to an architectural language or an organic form. I am particularly interested in Geo-Sociological Conditions, architectural spaces geological references and imprints or fragments that contain within them a sense of nostalgia. Memories, Current affairs and impressions are central to my thought process and the visuals I like to play with. Artist Bio Falguni Bhatt a Sculptor, ceramist and installation artist is hailed from Baroda, Gujarat. With her heart set on a creative journey she completed her Bachelors and Masters degree in Fine Arts with specialisation in Ceramic Sculpture from the Maharaja Sayajirao University in Baroda in 1999. Falguni's art is all about deconstructing stereotypes of thought and practice reflecting an intense and deeply sensitive relationship with her surroundings as well as her state of mind at any given point in time. Credited with a number of distinguished solo shows at home and abroad. She has received Awards among them the IAFACS award, All India mini sculpture award, national scholarship and junior fellowship from ministry of culture, India. Have curated Several International Ceramic Residencies at Art Ichol Maihar, at Rann of Kutch under Global Art Festival Event. Participated in many Residency programs, among them Jingdezhen International Studio, Solo Show at Taoxichuan Art Avenue Museum 2019, International Ceramic Studio kecskemet, Hungary. She is a member of AIC-IAC International Academy Of Ceramics, Founder member of ICAF - Indian Ceramic Art Foundation & “Afsa Fired Art” Kolkata. She lives and works in Kolkata. Concept Note The humble values of the everyday objects can show us the meaning & value of life. It is not ‘some - where else’ in some transcendent realm made secure by absolute knowledge, but in ordinary everydayness. My work represents some common everyday objects like a vase in a different way..., more playful and spontaneous.