Sarban Chowdhury

Artist Statement

I explore forms, repetitions, time-worn textures, images and texts through clay. I see my work as a diary. It’s a place for me to write down the feelings I normally keep for myself. Everything that I observe and experience around me somehow seeps into my subconscious mind and eventually reflects in my work. I prefer to introspect, explore and analyze my own self which gives me an understanding of the human mind- its emotions, desires and complications. I am constantly searching for a fresh perspective and prefer to have an unconventional approach towards the medium. I endeavor to create a visual that is imbued with inherent enigma and evokes viewer’s interaction, a visual begging to be explored and examined in much the same way a child investigates the world with wonder, curiosity and also trepidation. It’s very important to arouse a sense of unease and encourage the viewer to consider carefully what they are seeing- at what is compelling them.


Sarban is a ceramist, designer and educator based in India.