Amol K. Patil lives and works in Bombay, India. In July 2014, Patil travelled to Scotland with seven other artists associated with Clark House Initiative: a curatorial collaborative and a union of artists based in Bombay. Clark House Initiative took part in ‘International Artist Initiated’, a programme of exhibitions and events devised by David Dale Gallery, Glasgow, to coincide with the city’s 2014 Commonwealth Games. Following this project, the artist was based in Inverness for one month to develop new work in print in association with the Highland Print Studio.
Patil’s practice ranges from performance to video, drawing, painting and installation. The performances in particular refer to his family’s longstanding relationship with theatre and his current work explores renditions of plays written by his late father (both an avant-garde playwright and an employee of Bombay Municipal Corporation). Creating fabrics, jackets and skins during and as part of his live performances, Patil is fascinated by contemporary life in India and has stated that he wishes to explore the more superficial aspects of brand identity, fashion, mall culture and Bollywood in his work.