‘Success is Continuous Growth’ – creative tips and artwork from 16 artists on the Yuva Collective 2022 team
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Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath is hosting the Team Yuva Artists Collective 2022 collective exhibition this weekend. Organized by Somesh Swamyit features paintings and sculptures by 16 artists from Karnataka.
Art and meaning
“Art is a diverse range of human activities that involve creative or imaginative talents – it is an expression of technical skill,” explains Pratibha Hooli, graduate of MMK College of Visual Art, Gulbarga, in conversation with Your story.
“Art has beauty and emotional power. It evokes emotions, whether happy or sad. Art makes you feel, it makes you think,” she adds.
“If you love what you do, you will succeed. Success is continuous growth, it means continuous expansion of ideas. For me, succeeding as an artist means staying true to my values,” says Pratibha.
“There is a lot of suffering in society, especially for children from families with financial and other problems. Some have skills but cannot apply them. Art helps to move people about the plight of others and can create a positive impact,” explains Chandan Singh.
He sees success in being able to keep working hard on his art and helping those less fortunate. “If you can support others and bring change in society, that’s success in an artist’s life,” he adds.
“Art is where I find happiness, where I can find myself losing myself in the creative process” Tuhina Srivastava gets excited. Success comes when a work of art correctly represents an artist’s thoughts and creativity – fame and money can come later.
“Art for me is a medium for my audience to also appreciate how I see beauty in the simple things in life,” Sudeshna Ukil Explain. Success comes when audiences are able to connect with artworks and artists, and share insights.
“Art can involve a very diverse range of human activities in the creation of visual works that express technical or imaginative skills. It gives meaning to our lives and helps us understand our world and our emotions.” Swathi PN Explain.
“Art increases our self-awareness and allows us to be open to new ideas and experiences. Art influences society by changing opinions, instilling values and translating experiences across space and time. time,” she adds.
Research has shown that art affects the basic sense of self. “Painting, sculpture and other arts are often seen as repositories of a society’s collective memory,” says Swathi.
“For me, success means that I have used all my abilities to the fullest and achieved my artistic and business goals,” she adds. For many artists, the simple fact that they are recognized as artists is success in itself in addition to shows, reviews and sales.
The journey of works
Some of Sudeshna’s watercolors depict sparrows. “sparrows are nostalgic for me, they take me back to my childhood when they were all around us. Unfortunately, sparrows are rapidly disappearing in our cities, so capturing them in my paintings helps retain childhood memories,” she says.
Pratibha says she takes inspiration from her surroundings. « My paintings represent humans, birds, animals, plants, flowers and much more. Human nature is the main emotion of my works”, she describes.
“I try to bring out the hidden side of society through my paintings. I am constantly experimenting with new techniques. I work on pieces that continually challenge and change me. The work pushes the boundaries of my practice and opens up new possibilities,” adds Pratibha.
“One of my paintings is Fertile, where I present women as the strongest creature of God. Pregnancy is a blessing, it is something that changes the life of the mother,” she says.
Tuhina’s paintings are inspired by Traditional Japanese outfit. “I like to show off the beautiful delicate hair ornaments that adorn women,” Tuhina says.
Swathi’s works are centered on eco-feminism and the empowerment of women. “As a nature lover, I have also worked on the theme of naturalistic beauty. Nature is always fascinating and I aim to capture it in my works,” describes Swathi.
Chandan’s works portray the imagination of children playing with toys, and view real tigers while riding toy tigers. “It also reflects the fact that sometimes the poor who don’t have access to what they want can only dream of it,” Chandan concludes.
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