Truly taking the enduring work of enameling to an art form, Kana’s works are subtle, fluid, mystical and otherworldly. Kana Lomror completed his BFA in Painting from Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur in 1998 and MFA in Painting from Kala-Bhavan, Visva Bharati University, Santiniketan, in 2001. In 1999 he completed Fresco Training in Rajasthan. He has participated in almost 40 national and international exhibitions since 2002 and has also conducted over 15 workshops in Delhi, Mumbai, Dehradun and Jaipur. He participated in the International Symposium held at Russia and Hungary in 2002, 2010, 2015 and 2018. In 1997 he was awarded with the State Award by Rajasthan Lalit Kala Akademi in Jaipur and All India Award by Bank of Punjab in Chandigarh. In 2018 he has been awarded among top 3 artists working with enamel on metal by the International Studio of Enamel Art, kecskemet, Hungary. His works are in collections not only in India but in Hungary, Italy, USA, Russia and Germany as well. He lives and works in Gurgaon.
“Vitreous Enamel on metal is a very challenging but simultaneously very exciting and satisfying medium to express my imaginations and ideas. In most of my works I drew with copper wire to refine the images instead of drawing with pen, pencil or colours. It gives me much more pleasure and satisfaction to draw with wire than in other mediums. It is new direction of presenting vitreous enamel with canvas.”
Vitreous enamel is a very precious medium that traditionally used in Gold and Silver ornaments with diamonds in the Courts. I have explored this noble and much expensive medium in Fine Art. Since the entire piece goes for multiple firings in the pre-heated furnace, The size is always a challenge because it is much expensive and difficult to control the desired results. Through my many years experience, I have been able to explore it on the larger scale.
“The images I have drawn are based on spiritual theme. It connects the reality with spirituality. It is the way through that we try to connect to the spiritual world. The pigments I used have more depth to enter and see the inner surface. It has symbolic meaning sometimes. I would like the viewer to not only see my work but to see beneath and beyond the surface, to feel the intuitive magical process by which the final form assume meaning.”
Summary of Vitreous Enamel on Metal – World Art Community
Vitreous Enamel is a special kind of glass/fritz, which is strong and everlasting. When this glass is fired in a pre-heated electric kiln at 800° to 850° C it melts and gets fused onto the metal base. The chemical composition in vitreous enamel is silica, potash and metallic oxides. Different metallic oxides create different colours in enamel. The metals used in this process are copper and mild steel. Enamel is fully weatherproof, climate resistant and best suitable everlasting medium for interior and exterior projects. It has limitless possibilities to explore in many directions.