Artist of UNSEEN 2.0 - Allen Justin | Abstract Painter
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 Allen about his everyday routine, his art interests and more.
Tell us about yourself.
I started painting to help deal with my mental illnesses. Through my paintings I express my mental experiences. The act of painting abstract images acts as a doorway to my subconscious and helps me give the ineffable a tangible representation.I work as a science teacher in a school. I’m into photography, wildlife, trekking and movies. I live in Bangalore with my cats Death and Patronus.
What are your art interests?
I do abstract paintings.
What are your views about the current scenario of art in our country?
No clue. I’m glad initiatives like Platform For Artists exists.
What are you working on currently?
Abstract painting is all about developing new ideas. I’m working on making the best out of each idea I get. The same idea morphs when you attempt to paint it several times.
Where do you get your inspiration from?
I started doing Abstract paintings after getting to know about Jackson Pollock. My mental illnesses provide me with plenty of material to work with.
Which kind of artists would you be interested to collaborate with?
No idea. Maybe someone who will help me sell my art.
What’s the first thing you do when you wake up?
I like to start my day in a relaxed manner. I wake up early and chill for a bit and enjoy tea or coffee.
Which is the most used app in your phone?
Which is the one song you can’t get out of your head?
I see fire - Ed Sheeran
You de-stress by?
Chilling with my cats, watching movies and series.
You can check more of him artwork on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/platformforartists/
To connect with Allen ,follow him on Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/allen_justin_art/