Born in 1971, Gagan Vij completed his graduation in Delhi followed by a course in fashion designing. The study of fashion design, a period of apprenticeship under renowned sculptor Radhakrishnan and a brief stint as an art teacher in a school have all helped Gagan to master form, technique, intensity and skills required to turn a successful sculptor himself. His engagement with sculpture started early with a life-size piece that he was invited to make for the College library. Encapturing figures in their moments of contemplation he plays with clay and wax replique breitling and works on the textures and balances to get the required angular movements. Some of his work comes in large size while others make beautiful table-top art pieces.