Date that this item was entered on to the web-site: 24th March 2004.
Amal Ghosh, enamel artist and educator
Amal Ghosh was interviewed at his home in Fulham on 11th February 2004. The interviewer was Elizabeth Turrell, an enamel artist and Senior Research Fellow based at the University of the West of England, Bristol.
To view a short excerpt form the interview go to the videos page.
Amal is a studio artist living in London and India, where he works on large scale enamel murals for public areas. He has had more than thirty one person shows of his work in Europe, Asia and the USA. Amal was head of Transparent Imagery at the Central St Martins College of Art in London for many years. He set up an enamel department at the Visa Bharati University, Santiniketan, where he is a Visiting Professor. His work is held in the following public collections:
V&A Museum, London.
Musee Municipal, Limoges, France.
Decorative Arts Museum, Palanga, Lithuania.
Arts Council of Great Britain.
British Council, India.
Amal says of his work, 'The real importance for me of large scale vitreous enamel is its validity as an art form in an architectural or environmental context. In many ways it is the ideal medium as it combines freedom of colour, expression and technique with the practical advantages of a fireproof and corrosion proof material which can be applied to almost any internal or external surface'.
The interview was the first in a series funded by University of the West of England's Faculty of Art Media and Design's Research Committee.