Dhurva Mistry

Dhurva Mistry was born in 1957 in Gujarat. He received his diploma from the Fine Arts Faculty, Baroda, 1981 and went on to study sculpture at the Royal College of Art, London. He was artist-in-residence at Kettle's Yard gallery, Cambridge and held a Fellowship at Churchill College between 1984-85.

Mistry has held several solo shows which include exhibitions at the Nigel Greenwood Gallery 1987 and 1990, Modern Art Gallery, Fukuoka Art Museum, Fukuoka, 1994, Artiurn Gallery, London, 1994, Royal Academy (Friends Room) London, 1995. Among many group shows he has participated in' Contemporary Indian Art' London, 1982, 'From the Figure' Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, 1984, 'Home and Abroad' Britain Council and the Arts Council of Great Britain, 1984, 'A Journey Through Contemporary Art' Hayward Gallery, London 1985, Proud and Prejudiced 'Twining Gallery' New York, 1985, 'Art in the Garden' Glasgow, 1988; 'Images of Paradise' terrace Gallery, Yorkshire, 1989. He has also exhibited at 'Recent British Sculpture' Arts Council collection. Derby Museum and Art Gallery and Tour, 1993, Chelsea Harbor Sculpture 93, 1993, 'Figure and Fantasy' the Herbert Reed Gallery, Canterbury, 1994 and the Peter Green ham Memorial Appeal Exhibition, London, 1995. Mistry represented Britain at the Third Rodin Grand Prize Exhibition, Japan, 1990. In 1991 he was elected ARA and RA, Royal Academy of Arts, London and Fellow at the Royal Society of British Sculptors in 1993. He was commissioned to sculpt for the Victoria Square, Birmingham in 1992.

Mistry's full-bodied sculptures are at once mythical creatures as well as sensuously real. "le drawing from ancient Indian ,sources like the Kushana sculptures he has also universalized his perceptions to include Islamic, Egyptian and Assyrians myths. An emphatic modernist his sculptures are a rich amalgamation of several sensibilities firmly rooted in the present.

Mistry lives and works in Britain.

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Dhurva Mistry
Birmingham Square
Sculpture

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Dhurva Mistry
Bad Infinite : Delight of the reason
Plaster and metal relief
12" x 120.8" x 8"
1993-94