Vedpathak employs a plucking, a rigorous self-invented process to create works that aim to broaden the dialog and understanding of issues related to identity, spirituality, social and gender politics. Vedpathak has been an artist-in-residence at Anderson Ranch Art Center, Fountainhead Residency, Skopelos Foundation for the Arts, Greece, Bharat Bhavan Graphic Studio, India & CAMAC, France. Vedpathak’s works have been exhibited at ASU Art Museum, Arizona, The Weatherspoon Museum, North Carolina, The Poetry Foundation, Chicago and The Detroit Institute of Arts among other galleries and institutions. Vedpathak’s works will be presented in a solo exhibition at the Flint Art Museum, Michigan in October, 2021. Artist lives and maintains a studio in Detroit.
My Indian upbringing played a vital role in shaping my understanding and approach as an artist. In 2009, I invented a rigorous technique called ‘plucking’ where I spend hundreds of hours separating the fibers of a Japanese handmade paper using a tiny pushpin. The resulting plucked paper is painted, sewn, & collaged to create striking compositions. Part painting, part constructions, these process-based works are highly sensory. Through my work, I aim to broaden the dialog and understanding of issues related to place, identity, spirituality, social and gender politics.