FIRED CANVAS 2009
P.R.Daroz's painterly vision on his series titled ‘Fired Canvas' creates a new dimension and path-breaking approach to the layering of glaze technique and firing of ceramics. Multiple firings with airbrushed stencils, resist decoration and layered glazes varying in density, these square format jewels of glaze on a simple dish,
create exquisite abstract patterns that meld and flow to produce a deceptively soft surface while retaining its hard glass patina from the essential process of kiln-firing. Daroz has taken the historically strong tradition of ceramic decoration for domestic tableware and wrought them into both an unique and distinct form of art and quotidian object. His use of the airbrush for spraying overlapping glaze layers with stencils has been a trademark of his unique glaze application style. It also suited his motto of ‘just borrowing from nature'- a constant source of inspiration for him.
llery, Mumbai and Art Alive Gallery, New Delhi