Dhruva Mistry

1957

Born in Gujarat Dhruva Mistry studied sculpture at the MS University, Baroda and then at the Royal College of Art, London. His public art sculptures occupy spaces like Victoria Square in Birmingham, Goodword, Sussex, the Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Hakone Museum, Japan etc. Best known for his Stainless-steel freestanding sculptures he explores the materiality in terms of its contrast and scale. The artist has been working with steel since 1999, but turned to metal sheets only in 2003. His recent works explore digitally-controlled laser-cutting techniques, a methodology he has been experimenting with since 2001. The richness of Mistry's imagery lies in his capacity to re-examine; re-interpret and re- present the most ancient of symbols in the contemporary manner.