Pratima Kramer is a sculptor, originally from India she now lives in St Albans, Hertfordshire.
Pratima Kramer’s sculptural artworks are informed by the rich cultural inspirations of her Indian heritage. She illustrates the intimate experiences of everyday life through the medium of clay and glass.
The artefacts that frequently appear in her work are collected during her regular travels throughout India, as she tries to encapsulate all aspects of the country including the magnificent sculptures, stunning textures, vibrant colours and vitality of the subjects. Her highly decorative and delicate sculptures, which include figurative forms, animals and pictorial scenes, showcase a sensitive appreciation and understanding of traditional Indian crafts, infused with a Western art style influence.
“My heritage is the primary influence on my practice, and it runs as a common thread throughout all of the work I create. I strive to visually illustrate the culture and vibrancy of India. My work is not only a discovery and exploration of varying techniques, but it is also about finding forms to represent my identity. Through my sculptures, I aim to present a spectrum of textures, colours and imagery that encapsulate a unique sense of Indian culture, giving every piece a unique quality.”
A recipient of the Craft Council’s prestigious Hothouse programme, Pratima exhibits extensively in galleries throughout the UK and works from her studio based in Hertfordshire.
Available work by Pratima Kramer:
Rohini & PankajPratima KramerPorcelain, gold leaf and found objects. Sizes: 25 x 8 x 5cm and 28 x…
PurviPratima KramerPorcelain and gold leaf. Size: 37 x 9 x 7cm
AmritaPratima KramerPorcelain, gold leaf and found objects. Size: 33 x 8 x 6cm
MrinaliniPratima KramerTerracotta ceramic, gold leaf and found objects. Size: 33.5 x 9 x 7cm
RuhiPratima KramerTerracotta ceramic, gold leaf and found objects. Size: 33 x 9 x 7cm
Neeraj & LalitaPratima KramerTerracotta ceramic. Sizes: 20 and 18 x 6.5 x 4cm
NamrataPratima KramerTerracotta ceramic and gold leaf. Size: 21 x 6.5 x 5cm