Valay SHENDE

Valay Shende (1980) is a sculptor and video artist from India. Valay received his Diploma in Art Education in Nagpur in 2000 before graduating with a BFA in sculpture in 2004 from the Sir J.J. School of Art in Mumbai. His life-size sculptural installations focus on the troubles plaguing contemporary urban society and its members and question the maladies afflicting especially his home country of India. Concerned with the common-man’s tribulations of everyday life, Valay’s keen observations reveal themselves through skilfully rendered objects, profiles and symbols. Superbly crafted and intensely articulate, Valay’s sculptures reveal an artistic, social and moral vision wrought with physical and metaphysical presence. His recent sculptures, unique in both their process and scale, are intricately built out of minute metal discs, pocket watches, copper-plated fiberglass and other non-traditional materials. The combination of video art and sculptural installations in his practice is also unique, adding and entirely new dimension to classical ideas of sculpture. Valay has won several awards and his work has been exhibited widely in India and internationally, with solo shows in Gurgaon, New Brunswick, Chicago and London, inter alia.
  • Gold

    Gold

    Dubai

    October 05, 2017 - October 19, 2017

  • Giving back to Nature

    Giving back to Nature

    Beirut

    May 17, 2017 - June 03, 2017

  • Candyland

    Candyland

    Hong Kong

    June 19, 2015 - July 09, 2015

  • Valay Shende - From Day to Day

    Valay Shende - From Day to Day

    Paris

    June 19, 2015 - July 11, 2015