As a student at M.S. University, I found myself observing the dome-shaped formation in the architecture of the Arts Faculty. The roundness of the form made me draw parallels with many images that I had in my mind. On stepping inside the monument, I was confronted by the immense vastness of the dome. Inside- Outside. Opposites yet coming from the same formation.
My mother's aesthetics was a major influence on me as a child. I constantly observed her taste in jewelry and clothes which were simple yet very refined and elegant. As an artist today, I find myself drawing parallels between these aesthetic influences and my image-making choices.
Monuments for me, therefore, become synonymous with symbols that represent my need for adventure and the history of the times they have been through. Every living or non-living being has a journey and I am interested in speaking about their individual histories in my work however large or small, significant yet insignificant. Maybe that is why I find myself drawn to looking at the tiniest detail of design to the grandest and therefore the most iconic shape I might witness.
This offers for me a visual universe that is an all-encompassing one that hopefully goes beyond mere structure, pattern, or design.
Navjot studied Bachelor of Fine Arts (Sculpture), Maharaja Sayajirao University of Vadodara 2011-2015, 2015-2017 Masters in Fine Arts (Creative Sculpture), Maharaja Sayajirao University of Vadodara, 2010 HSCE from Gujarat Secondary & Higher Secondary Education Board (Gandhinagar), 2008 SSCE from Gujarat Secondary & Higher Secondary Education Board (Gandhinagar).
2018 Prafulla foundation city award –Vadodara
2017 Prafulla foundation city award –Vadodara
2016 Lalit Kala state award - Ahmedabad
2016 Prafulla foundation State Level Women Artist award – Gujarat
2016 5th All Indian Women Artist Contemporary – Chandigarh
RESIDENCIES & CAMPS
2019 Sanskritik Mandala VI Art Project in Vilnius (Lithuania)
2018 Kalakriti Art Residency in Hyderabad
2017 National Lalitkala stone carving in Lucknow
2016 & 2014 Watercolor in Sagai forest Vadodara
The artist has participated in numerous Solo & Group Shows.
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