Bhushan Bhombale

Bhushan Bhombale

Untitled 9, 2022
Rubber, tire, bronze, with wooden base
18 x 14 x 13 Inches Weight 8 KG
Untitled 13, 2022
Rubber, paper, steel rod and wooden base
28 x 13 x 10 Inches Weight 8 KG
Untitled 19, 2023
Stainless steel, speaker on amplifier
51 x 25 x 10 Inches

Bhushan Bhombale (b.1991, Bhusawal, Maharashtra, India) completed his GD in Art at L. S. Raheja School of Art, Mumbai, 2013 and his Diploma in Art Education at Sir J. J. School of Art, Mumbai, 2014. His works have been exhibited in solo shows at Stranger’s House Gallery, Mumbai, 2024; Gallery Art & Soul, Mumbai, 2022; and in group shows at Cairo Biennale, Egypt, 2023; Gallery Art & Soul, Mumbai, 2023, Indian Art Fair, Art & Soul Foundation, New Delhi, 2022 and Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai, 2019.

He has been awarded the State Art Award, Mumbai, 2017, N.S. Bendre Foundation Award, Jehangir Monsoon Show, Mumbai, 2013. He has been an artist-in-residence at Studio Residency- Kalpna, Kolhapur, 2023.

Employing recycled material, Bhushan sculpts using paper, wood, and metal. He draws from a lineage of collage, expanding it through papier-mâché works on flat surfaces. Inspired by the tropical environment and the transformative effects of heat and degradation on materials, he explores the imposition of colonial aesthetics and endeavours to reclaim visual languages. He looks at Kinetic Art as a point of departure in his sculpting process, drawing inspiration from the concrete construction around his residence. Designing metallic structures that are an ode to the ingenuity of artisans in the suburbs of Bombay who fashion utility objects from simple materials. His ‘Sound Sculptures’ mirror modernist architectural metal structures except they are like gargoyles that spout music from speakers. 

Bhushan Bhombale lives and works in Virar, Maharashtra, India. 

Untitled 2, 2023
Stainless steel
67 x 34 x 33 Inches
Weight 45 KG