Bhola Kumar’s sculptures deal with the fluctuations and changes that take place when time and space come together effecting human life in its wake; how we deal with these ups and downs and still continue our journey to complete the cycle of life. The concept of the Kalachakra or the wheel of time, the symbol of movement and force is rooted in the ancient Indian philosophy and texts and inspires the circular shape and the form of the sculptures.
The artist’s ability to handle the rather tough medium of granite, even combining it with sandstone is to be marveled at. Like the concept of his works, he seems to relentlessly persevere his art and the learning process itself becomes his onward journey into life.
Bhola Kumar (born - 1985) completed a Bachelor’s and a Master’s in Sculpture from Benares Hindu University, Varanasi in 2010 and 2012 respectively. He has been exhibiting regularly in art exhibitions across India. He is currently a guest lecturer at the Department of Sculpture, Faculty of Fine Arts, Jamia Millia Islamia in New Delhi.