Vinod Daroz’s works are positioned at the intersection of mythology, traditions and the domesticity of everyday life. He represents objects that are often layered with metaphors, such as pestle and mortar, a tool to grind and crush hard ingredients used in cooking. In Vinod’s words, “The work uses the form of a pestle as a symbol of creation. The correspondence of Samudra Manthan from the Bhagavata Purana leading to Amrita (nectar of immortality) can be seen as an interesting parallel in this work. The story involves beautiful things coming into being along with gods and goddesses, known as Ratnas. The floral motifs in the work signal toward fertility and abundance, and the creation of beautiful things.”
Vinod Daroz is a visual artist, known for his experimental and non-conformist approach to contemporary ceramic art. He has shown his works extensively in and outside the country and participated in numerous workshops and residencies. Very recently he exhibited in ‘UNCERTAIN TIMES AND BEYOND’, an online international invitational ceramic Exhibition, organised by SSEDD ‘Ceramic Art, Education and Exchange Association’, Eskişehir City, Turkey in 2021. Vinod has received several awards and recognitions, including the 2020 honorable award in the International Traditional Macsabal Competition of Turkey and the 2004 Charles Wallace India Trust Award from the British Council, India.
He earned his BFA in Sculpture (1997) and MFA in Ceramic Sculpture (1999) from the Faculty of Fine Arts, M.S. University, Baroda.