When did you begin your painting and other art work? How did it all start? Also please tell us about your area of specialization.
It started at my college days. I got bored in one of my class so to kill my time I started to draw a picture vaguely from one of my note book cover. Surprise … it came well. It was the moment my journey started towards becoming an artist.
I have no specialisation. I don’t think of it also. Just I try to do best whatever I am doing at that moment. We human beings have to evolve continuosly. If we stick to one specialisation our growth will be limited to that area only. That is the reason I never thought about any specialisation.
Did you go through any formal training to learn this art?
No. It’s always self taught. I have learned everything from reading and studying from great masters works and teachings. Of course … lot of practice.
There is uniqueness observed in your artwork, in most of it, there is a red area painted, can you tell us about the significance of it.
Uniqueness! I don’t think of it. Always I put lot of struggle to capture the image on canvas what I am trying to see through my painter’s eye. People are feeling it’s unique. I love their appreciation. At the end of the day every artist needed that. It’s fact.
Coming to the Red … That small bit of Red color will counter balance the entire greys of the picture space. This counter balance makes entire grey colorful even though just they are greys. And also its adds energy.
You have created a different trend in this field of art through your work, how are these ideas developed in your mind?
Is it different trend!? Really I don’t know. It’s a jouney of mine. Many things we will cross in that journey. These Black, White and Red paintings are one of those experiences in that journey. Tomorrow some new experience may come. It’s evolving continuosly. When we stop to evolve in that moment we would lost movement. Movement is the energy. Energy is life. No energy … No life. It’s nothing but dying slowly. That’s why I strongl believe no one should not try to live on their past laurels.
Which are the two personal favourite paintings in your collection (attached here), can you write about the emotions that you had experienced while creating this artwork.
Honestly I am telling … when I work on my canvas every painting is my favourite. Once I finished them I don’t find any speciality in them. When people are praising them I used to wonder what makes that particular pating that great. Believe me… This is the way I feel with my work. I never satisfied with what I have been doing. Always I feel I am standing at the bottam of the mountain. There is always a question hunting in me… when I will be able to climb the peak of that mountain. I don’t have any beliefs on god and demon. If there is a god I prey him give me enough time to reach that mountain top.
What is one special painting work that you want to do in future? Why do you want to create the specific art piece?
To an artist or any creative person every moment is special ; every work is unique. This kind of thinking required to survive in artistic jouney.
What are your best creative hours during the day? Do you paint every day or does it depend on certain factors?
Sometimes I paint every day ; Sometimes I won’t. No particular hours. Just I do do whenever I feel convienient. I don’t believe in moods. When you have to work you should work. I believe in this kind of mood. Creative instinct should be a second skin to any artist.
What are your goals/aspirations related to this field of art?
Since the day I started to learn art, I have only one drea, that is… to be one among the all time greats. For that I have been living.
What is your advice to the amateurs/beginners in this field?
Be truthful to your work. Never stop learning.