We fell in love with artist Arzan Khambatta’s studio in Mumbai, which is straight out of a movie set!
OCT 31, 2017 | By Nadezna Siganporia
A metal grilled facade and a repurposed iron door provides all the indication that you have reached Arzan Khambatta’s studio in Sewri, Mumbai.
The unassuming exterior has no fancy signage, no flounce—in fact no name at all. It’s only once you enter that you are welcomed into a labyrinth of floor-to-ceiling sculptures, works in progress, and the happy clanking of men and machines creating absolute magic.
And just like his studio, the artist is an energetic maze of ideas once you get talking.
Natural progression His journey start from the grungy and raw “scraptures” and grew to well-received solo shows and public installations. Khambatta has since gone on to dabbling in filmmaking, photography, interior design and even stand-up comedy. “My career happened naturally…it has been a series of experiments that will never stop,” he says. And he needed the right space to do just that.
Structure in the chaos The studio is his temple—everything he stands for starts from here. It’s no wonder it’s packed with treasures and pieces in varying phases of completion. His cabin is filled with his photographs, framed 8,000 piece jigsaw puzzles and ink drawings.
But that’s not all—a low marble topped table cluttered houses items each with a story of their own, and sketch books chockfull of intricate doodles that take on a life of their own. “Things may look cluttered but there is tremendous structure to it all,” he says, “…this studio is the contact point for my existence.”
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