|Sushil Sakhuja - India|
I, Sushil Sakhuja, am a self made artist, working in a Tribal area with tribal people with Traditional arts. But for me "Art is more of Passion than Business". I have made bronze my medium. Bastar Art gets its name from the tribal village of Bastaar.
Recently I received the top recognition in the world sculptor's workshop held in various places like, Vietnam, Kunming, China in 2005 & 2006.
My inspiration came from the tribal and their activities around me whom I made the subject matter. Today, I eat, drink, sit and work with Tribal and Tribal sculptures. I just convey what I see and feel and rest is of course is history.
My motivation and subject matter evolve intuitively as I sculpt. The final art comes forth from the realms within which I guess are responses to my myriad surroundings, past, present and future. I prefer to leave a certain element of surprise or mystery, not fill in all the blanks or complete the sculpture, thereby engaging the viewer's imagination and allowing them to get involved in the process.
Emotions get involved into the work to such an extent that sometimes it becomes difficult to part with my creations. But one has to keep on growing creating better than the best.
Today when I work, I work more for my brethren and the people of Bastar. My aim is to put Bastar art on the world map for its sculpture pieces. Bastar has given me so much that today it has become a moral as well as a social responsibility to see that lot of the people are improved.
I am an artist with a difference, who moves from one tribal house to another, giving the tribal art ideas, inputs and their quota of work, creating out new master pieces from time to time, thus becoming a medium of interaction between the urban and tribal art community, thereby being successful in creating a market for my art.
I have always expressed myself artistically. It is a soul expression for me and am blessed that my work speaks to others at their own level.
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