Artist of UNSEEN 2.0 - Akshatha N | Painter / Sketcher
UNSEEN 2.0 is an unconventional form of exhibition which is a digital art exhibition curated by Platform For Artists . This enables artists across the country to participate, showcase their work and connect with like minded people. The entire idea is to broaden the scope of exposure which the artists would probably not get at an offline event. We have sixty diverse artists from across the country who are a part of this one of it's kind art exhibition.
Here is a set of questions team Platform For Artists asked Akshatha about her everyday routine, her art interests and more.
Tell us about yourself.
Akshata, like any unbound artist, draws her artistic inspiration from the hinterlands of imagination, and often finding her respite there. Her fascination with the wonders of the cosmos has transpired some of the artistic nuances that she hadn't explored earlier. However, her journey as an artist is also in a process of transformation as climate change, relentless consumerism has started to impact the planet in terrible ways. Today, her artwork depicts the tales of the effects of climate change, the importance of environment conservation among other things that matter to her the most. An architect by profession, her love for art has been a beautiful influence on her work of architecture too. She believes that colors when unraveled in ways that touch the deeper sanctums of the human psyche, can carve out an impact that would pave a way for a better world than that exist today.
What are your art interests?
Basically always open to learning and trying new art forms, But all time favorite ones are live watercolor painting, urban sketching, digital illustrations.
What are your views about the current scenario of art in our country?
It's good to see many young people like us are pursuing art as a way of life. Art is becoming a medium to convey many issues, problems which are awesome. But still Artists, a different form of artists are not respected enough, appreciated enough for what they do and love to do.
What are your working on currently?
I'm currently working as an Architect, at Energy NGO called SELCO foundation.
Where do you get your inspiration from?
Most of the time my inspiration is from the universe, nature and of course my surroundings. You have to observe and understand enough to get inspiration from!
Which kind of artists would you be interested to collaborate with?
I would love to explore any kind of artists if I have to collaborate with because it's always good to be open to learning and experimentation!
What's the first thing you do when you wake up ?
First thing I do when I wake up is to see the trees outside my window and say myself today is going to be your best day! Use it how you want.
Which is the most used app in your phone?
Which is the one song you can't get out of your head?
That one song which I can't get out of my head is Enrique Iglesias's Somebody's me since 2011.
You de-stress by?
I de-stress by painting/sketching with certain motivational songs playing or by going to park nearby to fill myself with Vitamin green! Or by spending time with my birds.
You can check more of her artwork on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/platformforartists/
To connect with Akshatha ,follow her on Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/nanna_putta_sketchbook/