Gunjan Aylawadi's curled paper 2D sculptures Firdaus 1 and 2 were featured in miniature (1-26 March 2017), our first exhibition in our Pine Street gallery space.
Spirographs formed the spark of inspiration for Gunjan Aylawadi’s geometric flower works. Aylawadi hand cuts thousands of strips of paper and tightly curls them around thin wire to create the coils of rope-like paper, before gluing them into intricate patterns. The fine repeating texture of her works stimulates meditative contemplation and asks us to stop, pause and look at the small details all around us.
Aylawadi was featured in the 2015 Sydney Contemporary Art Fair in Installation Contemporary. She has been a finalist in the Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery National Works on Paper Award (2016), Alice Springs Art Prize (2016, 2014), Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize (2014), Craft NSW Emerging Artist Award (2014) and the Hornsby Art Prize (2014). Her work is held in the collection of Allens Linklaters, Sydney and in numerous private collections. Aylawadi holds a B. Engineering & Computer Science from Maharshi Dayanand University, India (2012).