Rekha Goyal translates her inner-most emotions into clay, something that can be seen, touched and felt. These emotions are evoked during her moments of vulnerability, despair, claustrophobia and sadness.
“Before clarity, there are questions. Before emotions, there is the turmoil of silence. Clay works in much the same way – before simplicity of form there is complexity of the process, of translating emotion and thought. This is the crux of my work today – channelizing, sculpting and refining these complexities to achieve the dynamism of simplicity.”
Rekha Goyal is a Mumbai-based ceramic artist and specializes in murals and ceramic installations. Her ceramic sculpture titled ‘Time’ was a part of the phenomenal show ‘Mutable’, supported by the Piramal Art Foundation, Mumbai. This show showcased select works in ceramics and pottery in India since India’s independence in 1947.As the Kohler Bold Art Artist of 2014, she created a suspended installation, ‘Tales in Time’, exhibited at India’s premier design event, India Design 2014. A few years ago, she started The Pottery Lab, a community art space for ceramics and pottery. Rekha has done experimental projects in using clay for immersive multi-disciplinary experiences. She also worked hands-on with a large community of rural potters in India to curate a show of specially created works for Khamir and Hermes, India, a project supported by the Hermes Foundation, Paris.
Rakha graduated in Ceramics from Sir J.J. School of Art, Mumbai and did her master’s in Art in Architecture from the School of Visual Arts, UEL, London.