Vinit Barot (b.1992, Vadodara, Gujarat, India) received a Diploma in Sculpture from CN College of Fine Arts in 2019 and a PDVA in Sculpture from the Maharaja Sayajirao University of Vadodara in 2021.
Vinit’s works have been exhibited in group exhibitions at Gujarat State Lalit Kala Academy (2014); Kanoria Art Gallery, Gujarat (2017); and Abir Space (2021). He has also been given several awards such as the Mrinalini Mukherjee Foundation MFA Grant (2020) Uttam Pacharne Award, Bombay Art Society (2019) Lalit Kala Award, Ahmedabad (2015). His art practice has been explored through various camps like International Art Camp Oman, Vadodara Railway Station Camp, and the National Camp Nirma University.
Vinit’s area of interest has been the re-utilization of industrial metal scrap into sculptural structures. Given his background in making large sculptures, he is interested in the impact scale can have on the viewers. His recent art practice deals with creating a response to the current socio-political climate through the use of waste materials. He tries to involve the impact and importance of ‘time’ in his work. This allows him to comprehend and recognise the myriad minute changes that occur as a result of the interaction of time and nature on diverse surfaces and materials. This method aids him in analysing and observing various minute changes in his environment, as well as the effects of local politics on him as a member of society.
The work “Book of Rusted Realities” is an attempt to bind the humanly affected surfaces of lands as an information or a possibility of an upcoming world. The process of making this work can be directly related to the present land situations which have been affected by human interventions and Industrialization. The artist relates these rusted sheets to the actual lands at various places which have been affected due to exposure to chemicals over a longer period of time.
Vinit currently lives and works in Vadodara, Gujarat, India.