Vijay Tailor

Discipline(s): Inventor/Engineer
Bio: Vijay is a London based artist who has been intrigued by how things work and art in all its forms since childhood. His studies in architecture and electrical engineering act as the base for his artistic practice. He has been involved with a few small personal projects and has collaborated with other artists. He currently works professionally as a development engineer at a sustainable packaging startup.
Project title: Encased For Fire
Project Description: Drawn to kinetic and surface texture pieces, Tailor wanted to produce something that changes without physically changing. He explores how fire extinguishers sit still for most of their lives yet contain a great power that is compressed, contained and always ready. The touch sensitive light which is activated by shaking or tapping references the tension and is a visual metaphor to mirror the compressed gases that are inside a fire extinguisher.