Welcome back guys to our Rangkshetra series, today we are bringing you a story of a beautiful and talented artist Aarthi Goyal, during her MBA days she started to work on her art and right from the start she knew where she finds peace.
So let’s hear it from Aarthi about her journey in the field of art!
1. Tell us something about yourself. Hello, I’m Aarthi Goyal, a surrealist at heart with an experimental mind. I’m a full-time artist living in Chennai and I’m currently pursuing resin as a medium to create unique, abstract pieces of art that include tableware such as artisanal Coasters, Trays, Cheese Platters, Bowls and furniture such as side tables, centerpieces etc. I wanted to make art that could also be used every day, possibly influence the moods and energies of people and homes, and not just adorn walls. I’ve sold my art worldwide.
2. How did your interest grow in the field of art?
My art journey began when I was little, with sketching. Growing up my fascination for art grew further and I did it alongside my MBA education. Since I always knew that art was my calling, I decided to take the plunge and enrolled myself at Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath, an esteemed art school in Bangalore. Through this experience, I got a chance to practice a lot of mediums and understood my personal taste in art.
3. Who is your inspiration?
My biggest inspiration growing up was my mother, her paintings drew me closer to the magnificent world of art. Later on, I discovered and studied so many artists, a few of which like Van Gogh, Salvadore Dali, Jackson Pollock, Henrik Aau, and Phoebe Gander quickly became my favorites. Also, the sea has been a been a constant source of inspiration. It was while sitting by the shore, watching the waves, that I realized that my art had endless possibilities. This has a significant influence on my choice of colors and my style of art.
4. Which is your favorite art style?
I’m an inherent surrealist and working with Resin has become an integral part of me. The fluidity it has and the depth that I can achieve with it is nothing short of an addiction. I also enjoy painting with oils, pastels, graphite and charcoal every now and then.
5. What are your future plans?
I’m building a collection of furniture and larger pieces of paintings and art installations focusing on seascapes and I hope to expand that furthermore.
6. Any advice for budding artists?
The first and the most important piece of advice would be to spend more time on your art, practice and really build your technique. Having said that, distrust generalization of any rules to succeed in art, maybe even this one. What works for you may not for another. I go by my 3 C’s rule: be Creative, Confident and Consistent.
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