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A study of nature and the human condition

Juginder's sculptures have the power to force us to confront our own humanity. Through his work, he depicts situations or emotions which are both timeless and universal. As we hurtle through our modern lives where instincts are increasingly suppressed and feelings ignored, Juginder's work serves as a powerful reminder that we are still human and that our emotions are a vital aspect of our existence.

Juginder's gift is to be silent and listen to the voice of nature. It takes him a long time to look at a piece of wood or stone before deciding what to do with it. Respect and recognition of the great power innate in natural objects is the essential first step in a passionate and painstaking journey which culminates in the release of that power through new and often more beautiful forms.

The edge of the chisel, fused with nothing but his own consciousness is all that is employed in order to release these archetypal messages from within. Stripping forms to their very essence, Juginder reveals the inner spirit of the material as well as shaping its outer sensual form. To experience this work is to come into contact with the very roots of humanity itself, enabling reflection not only on all that we are but also on all that we can be.

Juginder Lamba was born in Nairobi, Kenya 1948. At the age of 10 his family moved to India for four years and then emigrated to England. Often the outsider, Juginder was obliged each time to adjust to entirely new social and cultural settings. Teaching himself to carve, he began to develop an artistic response to his unique circumstances and subsequently to the more universal aspects of human life. The diversity of this background perhaps coupled with the absence of any formal training has enabled Juginder to express himself through a language that manages to speak to us all (a language unrestricted by cultural insularity and defiant of categorization).

His work has been exhibited and collected widely, both nationally and internationally. Noted exhibitions include The British Museum, London, the Bronx Museum, New York and the Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, UK. He was awarded the Henry Moore Fellowship at John Moore's University, Liverpool (1994), and represented Britain at the Dak'art Biennale in Senegal (1996).

Juginder and his wife Leslie live in the rural county of Shropshire, England and the rustic island of Gozo, Malta.

(Private Commissions Welcome)