It’s rare to chance upon products that are as great an art piece as they are useful. Meet Kajal Vora, a mixed media artist based in Mumbai, who makes products that can be used in day-to-day life and also grace your home as decor pieces. She is an architecture, a mother and an entrepreneur. Having been gifted with a wonderful talent, she uses it to show the world her unique creations and makes art a utility!
“While all the experimentation to achieve unique textures and individuality in the projects that I have worked on, I have put in a lot of energy, time and money. Few things worked out and a lot of them did not. The point is to never give up,” says Kajal. From wall art to platters, trays, multipurpose boards, frames, etc – her work is fascinating.
We had a quick chat with Kajal Vora, an artist based in Mumbai to talk about her work, how it got started and more!
Hello! Introduce a little about yourself.
Hi! My name is Kajal Vora, I am based out of Mumbai. I am an architect, a mother, an entrepreneur and a mixed media artist. I innovate and make art with utility.
Tell us about your work and what started it?
So, I painted on various surfaces like canvas, wood, glass, plexi glass with various mixed media materials. I started off with acrylic paintings and then after a lot of experimentation, I found my niche!
Kajal’s artwork of a breathtaking view of the sea and the beach
Beautiful Crystal platters in three different shades | by Kajal Vora
Amazing mixed media wall art piece | by Kajal Vora
What was the inspiration behind it?
I wanted to make art affordable and create art pieces that can be used and not just be an add on to the home decor. After all, why limit art just to the walls?
How have your roots influenced your work or working style?
I would say that every artist has a unique style that is almost impossible to copy. It comes from who they are and they are what they are because of their roots.
These beautiful quartz clusters being used as jewelry holders.
Mixed media wall art piece for a client | by Kajal Vora
Mixed media wall art piece (two separate panels) | by Kajal Vora
Cheeseboards (L-R) Emerald lake, Amethyst sunshine and Sapphire haze
What are the biggest challenges that you faced and learnt so far?
Amidst all the experimentation to achieve unique textures and individuality to the projects that I have worked on, I have put in a lot of energy, time and money. Few things worked out and a lot of them did not. The point is to never give up! That’s my lesson from my journey.
Please leave some details about the products that you sell and where can we buy them?
I make a lot of wall art, platters, trays, coasters, crystal trays, multipurpose boards, frames, tissue boxes, etc. Hoping to add more to this list in the near future.
You can buy my products via Instagram and Facebook. I retail at a few stores in Mumbai and Surat. I strive to make art affordable so you can definitely invest in a piece that suits your budget.