We are delighted to announce that Lubna Chowdhary will be the next V&A Ceramics Resident during the period April to September 2017.
Lubna has been working in the field of ceramics for over 25 years during which time, the nature and application of her work has moved between sculpture, design and craft. Her projects are largely commissioned, sometimes self-initiated and eventually find their place in the street, the gallery, the home, or public and commercial spaces.
In her work she assimilates ideas and aesthetics from Eastern and Western worlds and examines the relationships between them, contrasting languages of ‘Horror Vacui’ (fear of empty space), commonly attributed to the visual traditions of the East, and the economy of Western Modernism. By forging relationships between disparate entities, patterns and visual references, she creates an ambiguous interplay between the familiar and the unrecognized.
In creating the work, there is a pleasure in materials and the skill of manual production. Attention is paid to building, ordering, composing, accumulating, in an effort to recreate the complexity and visual excitement of the environment we inhabit.