Void Gallery is delighted to welcome MFA graduate Krunal Gohil to present his exhibition, Vyang-Kath, in our education space between 21 March – 4 April. Krunal received the Void Gallery Fine Art Graduate Prize in 2022.
The collection of work is a response to his life experience, childhood, and the nature and domestic animals of Angadh, India, where he was born. His biggest interest and driving force has always been to be connected to nature. He sees animals as having personalities and personalities, as well as commonalities between them and people. This background served as the foundation for his body of work and captures the spirit of what he wishes to portray via his images. Animals, in his opinion, are “pure characters” with no overlapping complicated emotions; this purity is essential in producing characters with narratives. He finds inspiration in natural history and ancient mythology, believing that animals and their stories can elicit intense emotions. He applies both a metaphor and a psychological viewpoint to reinterpret natural processes, raises awareness about environmental issues, repairs damaged ecosystems, and demonstrates nature’s and wildlife’s strength and beauty.
Krunal Gohil Biography
Krunal Gohil was born in 1994 in Vadodara, Gujarat, India, and he completed his bachelors in painting and his Masters in Printmaking at M S University, Baroda, India. He completed a second masters in fine arts from University of Ulster, Belfast, UK.
The baroda printmaking atmosphere attracted him to become a full-fledged print maker. In India, he was the recipient of the national award in photography in 2014 by Centenary Celebrations All India Art Exhibition, Org. by New Delhi Municipal Council, New Delhi. In 2016 he participated in Kala Vart international art festival, Ujjain, India and received a national award. He was also awarded the state award by Gujarat Lalitkala academy in 2019. He participated in Baroda strikers International photography contest, Baroda, 2018; 3rd Macao Printmaking Triennial in Macao, China, 2020; International Virtual Engraves Printmaking Biennial, Istanbul, Turkey, 2021; Polyphony 21|QSS gallery Belfast UK, 2022; Concurrence MFA fine art show at QSS Belfast, UK, 2022; NGXX Group exhibition at Noughton gallery, Belfast, UK, 2023; winter exhibition at D31 gallery, UK.
He has participated in national and state workshops in 2013 Youth Artist Photography Camp at Ambaji, organised by Gujarat State Lalit Kala Academy, Ahmedabad, 2013; Youth Artist Portrait Camp at Amreli, organised by Gujarat State Lalit Kala Academy; Ahmedabad, 2014 Youth Artist Photography Camp at Bhuj, organised by Gujarat State Lalit Kala Academy; Ahmedabad, 2014-15 National Wildlife Photography Workshop by Lalit Kala Academy, Ahmedabad, 2015; Photography Workshop at CVM College of Fine Arts,Vallabh Vidyanagar, 2017; National Photography Workshop at Dang Ahmedabad, 2018; Inter-college Multidisciplinary Art Workshop, Kala Bhavan, Santiniketan, West Bengal.
Void Gallery is supported using public funding from Arts Council Northern Ireland, Arts Council National Lottery Fund, All Island Fund, Austin and Hope Pilkington Foundation, Arnold Clarke Foundation, Bank of Ireland Begin Together Arts Fund, Community Foundation Ireland, Derry City and Strabane District Council, Enkalon Foundation, National Lottery Community Fund, The Ireland Funds, Ragdoll Foundation.