Casting a spell
Narayan Sinha wears many hats effortlessly: the former model is now an artist, sculptor, interior designer and jewellery designer. His latest exhibition, Debi, a collection of Durga installations made out of automobile parts, utensils, iron grilles, latches and even kajal-lata (kohl holders), has been painstakingly created over the last four years. “There were several depressing moments. It takes months to finish just one piece,” he says.
THE JOURNEY Sinha comes from a business family yet he has never felt the pressure to follow in his father’s footsteps. After having studied science in college, he gravitated instinctively towards art. “I had been sketching and painting since childhood but there has never been any formal training,” he says. Choosing sculpture was a natural progression in his career. After 14 shows across the country which got good responses from critics, Sinha is now on a mission to bring art to the masses, bridge the divide between fine art and local craftsmen as well as preserve heritage by mixing tradition and contemporary elements. He is keen on displaying some of his artworks abroad.
“Narayan is a dreamer. He is not at all self-conscious and he works with a deep sense of joy” INA PURI, CURATOR
“I am the father of my artworks. It is a unique bond I share with each of them”