Himmat Shah: .
Himmat Shah’s sculptures, especially in terracotta and bronze tend to explore materiality as well as texture. His gilded objects made in clay carry on them the traces of paintings and are akin to unreadable hieroglyphs deftly gouged into his series of metal heads. As emblems of masculinity, they appear totemic and phallic wherein he uses printmaking techniques to score the surfaces.
For Shah, the joy of artistic being is not derived from anything external, but from everything that has emanated from the space between his own fingers. I love the quiet strength of his works. #himmatshah #indiansculpture #modernart