Published : An Unreasoned Act of Being, Sculptures by Himmat Shah, Mapin Publishing, Ahmedabad, 2007
This work is part of an edition of seven
Illustrated are two views of the sculpture
HIMMAT SHAH Born on 22nd July 1933. Shah remains a committed professional, true to his tools and occupational skills, manaically obsessed with every detail that concerns his technique, which he has developed and individualized to an extreme degree, along with aesthetic concepts and ideas that flow from his creative being. Though Shah is seen primarily as a sculptor, his initial training as a painter cannot be overlooked. Interestingly, in some of his works one can decipher his attempt to amalgamate the three - diamensional with the two - diamensional, creating in the process unique artworks. Individually each sculpture by Shah holds its own as an autonomous and independent art work. Himmat Shah was sent to gharshala in bhavnagar to study in a school affiliated to Dakshinamurti in Gujarat. Shah went on to enroll with the J.J School of Art Bombay, which he left to join the Faculty of Fine Arts in Baroda. The artist left Baroda for Delhi and since then there has been no looking back. His work can be found in several important collections all over the world and he has received several awards and scholarships in his 50yrs of work experience.