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Lata Upadhyaya
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  • London
  • United Kingdom
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Drawing, Installation, Sculpture
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born and raised in India, I am a visual artist specialising in contemporary sculpture. I completed my first MFA in Sculpture at MS University Baroda and in 1998 I was awarded the prestigious Inlaks Scholarship to complete my second MFA in Sculpture at the Slade School of Art, London.
About my artwork
My work is a reflection upon my own life, through a journey of exploration of materials, texture, colour, pattern, shape and form. My many travels, from east to west, inform my experiences and bring changes to the way I view the world around me.

However, this journey often meanders through different phases - at times passing through periods of darkness and at times of utter stillness or silence. For several years, I negated these periods as impressions of being lost. However, now that time has passed and my journey has continued, it is clear that these lost years have been dark circles in my life that were nonetheless essential to regeneration of thought and re-emergence of expression. Feelings of hollowness and emptiness only made way for a rediscovery of the self.

The round shape and form that I have developed also symbolise equilibrium and the orbital relation of all aspects of life to a central core. My experience allows me to view them as metaphors for life’s everyday rituals that exist in tradition-bound societies, often referring also to the simplicity and perfection of theological and cosmological beliefs.

My work is held in public and private collections in France, Germany, India, Italy, Romania and the UK.
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