The pandemic has deeply affected the art world and, upon returning home from the opening of my show “Beyond” at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park, I was deeply saddened to have had to close my studio for the very first time in over 25 years and send all my team home. It was a huge challenge, which we do our best to overcome on a daily basis, and even working remotely we’ve managed to develop proposals, new projects, and plan life after confinement.

Being used to thinking in big-scale sculptures, I reverted to drawing, which proved once again a great way to focus and think. Doing yoga, meditation, regular meetings, online workshops, we found the strength to plan ahead. With the certainty that art remains a source of inspiration and strength for the future. No matter what happens, art continues to thrive as it thrives from within ourselves.

VR Niti Sejpal