SURAJ GORAI

GRADUATE // CERAMIC & GLASS

Artworks

RADH BHUMI, BANKURA (SERIES)
RADH BHUMI, BANKURA (SERIES)

BRICK DUST, GLUE & INK 16"x11"

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RADH BHUMI, BANKURA (SERIES)
RADH BHUMI, BANKURA (SERIES)

BRICK DUST, GLUE & INK 16"x11"

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RADH BHUMI, BANKURA (SERIES)
RADH BHUMI, BANKURA (SERIES)

BRICK DUST, GLUE & INK 16"x11"

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RADH BHUMI, BANKURA (SERIES)
RADH BHUMI, BANKURA (SERIES)

BRICK DUST, GLUE & INK 16"x11"

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MILLENNIUM
MILLENNIUM

STONEWARE 2"x0.75"x0.75"

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MILLENNIUM
MILLENNIUM

STONEWARE 2"x0.75"x0.75"

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MILLENNIUM
MILLENNIUM

STONEWARE 2"x0.75"x0.75"

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MILLENNIUM
MILLENNIUM

STONEWARE 2"x0.75"x0.75"

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A SENSE OF MUD LIFE
A SENSE OF MUD LIFE

VIDEO AND INSTALLATION

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A SENSE OF MUD LIFE
A SENSE OF MUD LIFE

VIDEO AND INSTALLATION

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EMPIRE
EMPIRE

STONEWARE & COLOR ENGOBE 24"x11"x11"

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EMPIRE
EMPIRE

STONEWARE & COLOR ENGOBE 24"x11"x11"

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EMPIRE
EMPIRE

STONEWARE & COLOR ENGOBE 24"x11"x11"

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EMPIRE
EMPIRE

STONEWARE & COLOR ENGOBE 24"x11"x11"

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MINIATURE SCULPTURE
MINIATURE SCULPTURE

STONEWARE VARIABLE

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MINIATURE SCULPTURE
MINIATURE SCULPTURE

STONEWARE VARIABLE

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MINIATURE SCULPTURE
MINIATURE SCULPTURE

STONEWARE VARIABLE

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MINIATURE SCULPTURE
MINIATURE SCULPTURE

STONEWARE VARIABLE

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Artist's Statement :

Due to this epidemic, I couldn’t access my studio, so I started drawing. These drawings are in relation to the changing landscape of Bankura where I was born and there is a direct relation to the visuals that I have grown up with. My personal interest is how things transform over time, not just their physicality but also in the relationship between time, space and culture. As we know the rich cultural history of ‘Bankura’ terracotta is known widely which has created a place of its own in Bengal’s cultural heritage. The transformation of the traditional landscape of Bankura has been going on for a long time, both naturally and artificially. Organic and inorganic elements begin to create forms within the environment, which led me to use these motifs of organic and inorganic forms both in my drawings. And the inspiration comes from the geometrical construction of different terracotta temples of Bankura, where so many kinds of historical narratives are being captured. Whenever I see any terracotta surface it always makes me feel like it's decaying ever since the past and that is the beauty of terracotta. I am not trying to reflect on the entire process of transformation, neither am I reflecting any political context of this land. But, what holds my attention is that these traditional landscapes give an opportunity to imagine what is constantly moving towards urbanization.