London: Artemisia by Saroj Patel, a Fantastical World Brought to Life
Following her success as a selected Central Saint Martins Graduate Art Prize winner at the July London edition of The Other Art Fair, Saroj Patel returns to the fair from 3-6 October at Victoria House to present her new works, Artemisia.
Artemisia is an imagined world of fantastical creatures that emerged through unpredictable relationships and a symbiotic system, thinking of existence as a multi-species process, as all living and non-living entities are interrelated and interconnected.
In this installation the viewer is invited to touch and play with the sculptures. By creating new ‘living’ forms, which haven’t been categorised or have an identity, Saroj is fascinated by what new relations, ideas and connections could emerge and how this can affect our own environment and others.
My practice is informed by my research and interest into themes of nature; biodiversity, symbioses, evolution, mutation, co-habitation and ecology. I aim to explore existence as a multi species process, as all living and non-living entities are interrelated and interconnected. I’m interested in concepts of reality and exploring how all physical things are in a constant process of changing and evolving, exploring how interrelated events and relationships with objects are what constitutes reality.
I’m inspired by detail, intricacies, colour and aliveness within nature, and how being surrounded by the natural world can impact my sense of well being, imagination and what it means to be a human life form. In my practice I aim to create sculptures, installations and sound that engage others in non-human narratives that evoke imaginative and sensory experiences and generate possibilities in which new relations, ideas and connections can emerge. I see my practice as a reaction to what I find and experience in nature, something that comes from within.