The Art Of Networking For An Artist

First of all, it’s important that you live in one of the big cities, Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai, Kolkata and Hyderabad or New York, London, Paris and a few others. Next, you need to be serious, have a consistent and good body of work, work that is new, contemporary, interesting and current. If you have […]

8 Reasons Why We Adore Sridevi

Sridevi (1963-2018) is as good as it gets. Over the last fifty years, acting in 300 movies from the age of four, the six-time Filmfare Award-winning actress and Padma Shri awardee has portrayed so many interesting and versatile characters starring in Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam and Hindi films that it’s hard to choose only one […]

Loving Advice To Artists/Self

Im not waging a war against the world. The world is not a hostile, hateful place where the doors always remain shut. These are not my list of enemies : 1. The general public does not ‘get’ or love my art as much as they should. 2. Art magazines are off limits to upcoming artists […]

8 Ways To Awaken The Shiva In You

Tonight is Maha Shivaratri. If there’s one Hindu god who’s both revered and looks a little bit like a rockstar, it’s Lord Shiva. He’s the annihilator of evil and the granter of wisdom. Here’s a quick look at 11 life lessons we can learn from this divine long-haired superhero who wears a snake around his […]

Draw Like A Child

Many of the century’s greatest artists – Kandinsky, Klee, Matisse, Picasso, Miró and Dubuffet – had sizeable collections of artwork by children. They studied and imitated the spontaneous and wilful distortions of children’s pictures as though, like dreams, they offered a royal road to the unconscious. Consequently, modern art was often – and still is […]

How Are You Feeling Today?

‘How Are You Feeling Today?’ is something I drew last week and it records my emotions on that particular day. I always say ‘I’m fine’, whenever anyone asks me how I’m doing. Isn’t that what we all say anyway? We aren’t always aware our own innermost emotions. It’s something we really only think about when […]

Creating Art That Pulls Us Closer

If you are like me, then you probably hate the ‘do not touch’, ‘no photography allowed’, ‘do not sit here’ signs as much as I do. I like to actively engage with my surroundings, be it while traveling or viewing art. And, that’s why I’m so in love with public art. So, when Virtuous Retail […]