Posted on : 12/02/2021 08:58pm
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Gargi Chandola creates beautiful murals. Her art is stunning and we think it could turn any place into a tourist attraction. Now, she has her own firm and works with the government to make our country more beautiful, one surface at a time.
I have started my own firm called GAYA ARTS. It’s an art and media company. Soon, I want to start a collective for artists who would like to travel and collaborate on various public art projects.
Ever since I can remember I have sketched on any and every possible surface. My biggest motivator was my mother. She always encouraged me pursue the skill that naturally came to me.
I left design school midway as I found it difficult to conform. I started working and most of my skills are self-acquired or on the job.
There are lots of instances of dealing with good and bad clients that astounded me. But mostly what I’ve learnt is Just Keep Calm amidst the chaos.
I am most inspired by Dali. His provocative, evocative, obnoxious sheer genius, skill and persona.
I think this is a common thing that designers/ artists face, that people lack any understanding of the process that goes into developing an artwork. There are no set rules to creating or viewing art. “Understanding Art” is an overrated concept.
The restoration of Gunehar village square. I had just quit my job and was clueless about the way forward. I stumbled across a Facebook post about an artist’s residency in Himachal. This led to my search for local miniature artists to form a collective with them to paint this village. The stark contrast of working in an indoor office, staring at the computer to being outdoors in a mountain village and just painting, getting my hands dirty made me realise that this was meant for me.
I write down every little thought/idea that comes into my head. To me, while creating, no idea, however absurd, is superfluous to the process.
I am working with the Govt. of India to beautify heritage roads in Varanasi. I have been commissioned to do street murals across the city which has also become a second home to me.
Travelling and painting cities, towns, villages.
Reading a nice thriller and lazing in the garden.
I have studied roll film photography and I still enjoy it. But that is a hobby.
No, I am happy in my space and my journey so far.
Maybe, the Indian Miniature masters. But as most of them are unnamed, I would also like to be remembered for my work of art regardless of claim.
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