In the past few years, we have seen lots of artists that are working with recycled materials and junk to create art in different ways. Well, today we are telling about an Indian artist who has been making art using recycled metal from the past 9 years. Meet Gopal Namjoshi, a Gurugram-based muralist, artist and designer whose artistic work has been appreciated all over the country and aboard as well.
Born and brought up in Jaipur, Mr. Gopal completed his graduation in Commerce in 1981. Well, his interest towards art led him to complete a five-year diploma in Applied Arts from Rajasthan School of Arts. He has been working in the field of art from the past 25 years. Over the years, he has worked on assignments for architects, individuals and NGOs. Moreover, he has worked as a design consultant for UNICEF as well.
The idea of making art from metal waste came to Mr. Gopal Namjoshi about 10 years ago when he saw a guy repairing a scooter. He noticed many metal parts were discarded while doing the repair work. Well, it took him a while to start working with scrap metal. His very first work with metal waste was the Peacock series. Interestingly, the peacock sculpture was chosen because the animal reminded the artist of his childhood. In Jaipur, Peacocks were a common sight for him and he use to feed them with his mom.
The free-spirited artist works with a team of four members at his 500 sq. m. studio in Gurugram, Haryana. Mr. Gopal Namjoshi has created more than 140 metal sculptures till now. Besides that, he has also crafted a set of 50 wildlife sculptures near Damdama Lake, 24 km south of Gurugram. His artwork can be seen in luxury hotels in various Indian cities. Also, you can see his metal sculptures made from recycled metal in homes of various celebrities including cricketer Virat Kohli’s residence.
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