Khushbu Patel, India
“By accepting our own extinction, we escape a world ruled by death… We may vanish from the scene one day but the cycle of light and dark continues without end. “
- John Gray
My art practice revolves around the concept and idea of change, which I have tried to show through my process, subjects, concepts and my choice of medium. Since the time I was in my bachelors until today, process has been the most prominent link between different phases of my work. My process has always been bound up in time. The time duration from beginning a piece of work to the end, is what really holds the importance of my process or me, and brings me much closer to it. Things that arouse my interest have to do with the life of any living or inanimate object, the temporal quality of earthly existence and the inevitability of change and decomposition, the effect of time, its various marks, these are my prime sources of fascination. For me art practice is like a walk.
Sometimes I also feel that I’m crawling like a snail and the concepts and mediums that I work with fulfill the path. Every step leaves a mark behind, just like the snail's slime.
Khushbu Patel via shrineempiregallery.com