Khanjan Dalal


Khanjan dalal studied painting at M.S.university, Baroda between 1994 -98 and sculpture at the Gerrit rietveld akademie, Amsterdam 2000-01. In late 2012 in order to pursue his carrier as an artist he left the business of an Art Gallery which he feels, is more fulfilling. He then has reconnected with the medium of clay. The works he produces use essentially two kind of firing techniques in Ceramics. One is Gas fired stoneware and the other special technique is a Japanese wood fired technique called “Anagama” where all beautiful colors and textures are due the molten wood ash that gets deposited on the works during the firing. Recently in 2019, he had a 2 person exhibition “Know…Not This” at gallery 079 Stories in Ahmedabad. In past He has had a solo exhibition of his sculptures and installations “Recap in peace during the release of the film “NEERJA” at Satya art gallery-Ahmedabad in 2016, “just an Illusion” a group exhibition of 18 artists at Juneja art gallery, Jaipur during the first Indian Ceramic Triennial 2018. Simultaneously he has been collecting prints and ceramic art of Indian and western contemporary artists passionately. Apart from that he has a significant collection of Japanese Ukiyo e woodblock prints from 18th and 19th century, Chinese blue and white ware from Ming dynasty and British Transfer ware from 18th century. He continues to live and work in Ahmedabad.