Valay Shende, Indian Contemporary Sculptor

Valay Shende (34) is an indian sculptor whose work focuses on the troubles plaguing contemporary urban society and its members. In 2000, he received his Diploma in an Art Teaching in Nagpur, and then went on to train at the Sir J.J. School of Art, Mumbai, from which he graduated with a BFA in sculpture in 2004. Shende later completed an artist residency at the Open Air Program, Point Ephemere, Paris, in 2006

Inspired by his surroundings, Shende uses his body of work to capture the challenges and dichotomies that characterize India today, particularly the striking divide between modern and industrial views on one hand, and traditional religious ones on the other.

His recent sculptures, unique in both their process and scale, are intricately built out of minute metal discs, pocket watches, copper-plated fiberglass and other non-traditional materials.


Website: Valay Shende


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