The exhibition delves into the mind of the artist with expressions thrown from his agitated psyche striving to extract experiences from the collective consciousness. The medium of expression is ceramic in which glass is his main motivation. The works juxtapose the inner feelings of the artist through the plasticity of the material at high temperatures. The amalgamation evokes a strange quality of thrill and joy in the making, which manifests itself finally in the works.
The play of light through glass with refractions and reflections give a strange mysterious quality to the works. It also gives a window to watch and experience the algorithms in the mind of the artist which are a joy to experience.
Vijay Kowshik was born in a family of artists, Vijay Kowshik has had a basic grounding in art due to his parents Late Mrs. Pushpa & Prof Dinkar Kowshik. Apart from them he had various masters as mentors like B.C. Sanyal, K.S.Kulkarni, Biren De, Jaya Appassamy and later Masters like Ram Kinker & Sharbari Roy Choudhary.
Creativity, innovation and thinking out of the box are his biggest strengths and an ingrained attitude he follows for all creative work. His initial forays were in ceramics and subsequently he worked in glass techniques in France, Hungary, Italy Slovakia, Sweden, USA, Japan etc.
His work has been much appreciated in Hungary, France, Italy and the USA. His glass works have imbibed various techniques like Blown, Fused Slumped, Kiln Casting, Sand Casting, Flame working and others. He has a deep focus in spreading this medium of expression so that many artists may enjoy working with the medium.
The exhibition is hosted at the Art Gallery, Kamaladevi Complex, Gate no: 1, India International Centre, 40 Max Mueller Marg, New Delhi 110003
- Vijay Kowshik. Courtesy of IIC, New Delhi