1994, Bhavnagar, Gujarat, India
Komal Dodiya is an artistic practitioner from Bhavnagar, Gujarat. She obtained her undergraduate degree in 2018 with Painting as her specialization, at the Veer Narmad South Gujarat University. She went on to pursue her Masters in Visual Arts, specializing in Creative Painting, from the M.S. University of Baroda. She has also completed a residency program at the Kanoria Centre for Arts Ahmedabad, Gujarat, in 2019. Komal Dodiya currently lives and works in Baroda, India.
“Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new in life.” – is the motto of Komal’s artistic practice.
When people laugh at something, Komal finds it interesting. It is something that she enjoys – these movements and reactions are also something that she also wants to generate in her viewers. Instead of depicting the original character of the object, person, or situation, she tries to create something with her own unique perspective. She likes to twist and turn things before she puts them in a painting. The protagonists in her works are always very comical and hilarious, but it is something that she can relate to our society very much. She makes an amalgamation of humor, satire, and fiction juxtaposed with the real.While drawing, she merges natural forms with man-made and human forms. Questioning her surroundings and questioning images is the starting point of her practice and converting these queries and thoughts into visuals primarily informs her process of drawing.
Going by her motto, she does not prefer any one medium and likes to experiment with different schemes of color, composition, material, texture, and various techniques. Interesting and quirky objects found in her vicinity or surroundings also tend to become part of her works.
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