Encouraged by his parents, he started sculpting in his teens by scouting the streets, garages, construction sites for scrap metal, and welding them into pieces of art he fondly christened “SCRAPTURES”.
A word that has become synonymous with Arzan.
What started off purely as a hobby, slowly began to yield income when his first buyer, Architect Dara Mistry bought his first piece in 1983 for 2000 rs. He got his first public response when he opened SCRAPTURES to Bombay at the Jehangir Art Gallery in 1993.
There was no looking back after that.
Commissioned works started pouring in, the first one being the MOGHUL outside the jewel of India at the Nehru Centre commissioned by Architect Noshir Talati in 1989. Now Khambatta’s works are found in corporate houses, hotels, and private collections around the world and range from six inches to seventy feet in height, The most prominent ones being the “Dolphins” at Worli and the “Ceat Rhino” at Juhu Circle.
Currently 12 solo shows and over 100 group shows and charity auctions around the country and the globe, Arzan has embarked on a venture that is close to his heart, namely Photography. In fact he just completed his first show titled TRIPTYCH in april 2015.
He also made a small film titled “DECIBEL”, a whacky view on noise pollution in our city. This movie has had successful screenings at the Kaala Ghoda festivals.
Besides sculpting and photography, Arzan dabbles in a number of activities namely designing props and sets for experimental plays, designing and making trophies, he is an avid Iyenger yoga practitioner, loves travelling abroad, and extensively by road in India, he loves food, friends and family, he teaches sculpture and creativity to kids at his studio, he cycles extensively and is currently solving a jigsaw puzzle that has 18 thousand pieces.
A large part of his time he spends with imparting his craft to children from all strata of society, be it the IB schools or the NGO children from slums and the streets of Bombay.[inpost_fancy thumb_width=”200″ thumb_height=”200″ post_id=”5″ thumb_margin_left=”0″ thumb_margin_bottom=”0″ thumb_border_radius=”2″ thumb_shadow=”0 1px 4px rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.2)” id=”” random=”0″ group=”0″ border=”” show_in_popup=”0″ album_cover=”” album_cover_width=”200″ album_cover_height=”200″ popup_width=”800″ popup_max_height=”600″ popup_title=”Gallery” type=”fancy” sc_id=”sc1472566901437″]