Artist of UNSEEN 2.0 - Sravani Mustikovela | Painter / Fine Artist
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 Sravani about her everyday routine, her art interests and more.
Tell us about yourself.
I’am a fine artist from the city of Hyderabad. I paint abstracts and also work with Indian traditional art forms. I mostly work with acrylics and sometimes explore media like water colours, pastels, oils etc. Alongside making art, I practice and teach Yoga. I absolutely love food in general and Italian in particular. I love travelling, exploring unknown terrains and talking to people and their experiences. I am currently exploring my inner self, trying to figure out how I can add value to this world. I aspire to make art that makes the viewer feel a flow of energy and leaves them exuberant.
What are your art interests?
I have a sensitivity for Indian traditional arts like Kalamkari, Pattachitra, block prints etc. So I am currently working on developing a style that incorporates Indian art. Alongside, I find abstract expressionist art highly interesting. The idea behind the end product and the way thoughts and emotions are expressed through colours, symbols and textures is intriguing. All of this said, ‘art’ in its broadest sense evokes a certain excitement for me.
What are your views about the current scenario of art in our country?
It has improved manifold. Although at and culture was a major part of Indian history, somewhere through time, we lost the sensitivity towards it. I think today, art scene in India is getting a lot better. People are aware of it and respect it. However, we have a long way to go in terms of exploring styles, treating artists’ work as ‘real’ work and paying what they deserve, and also accepting art as a full-time career.
What are your working on currently?
Three intricate Kalamkari fusion paintings and figuring out the purpose of my life.
Where do you get your inspiration from?
Culture and life. Oh, and travel.
Which kind of artists would you be interested to collaborate with?
Sculptors, Furniture designers, painters.
What's the first thing you do when you wake up ?
Drink a bottle of water, freshen up and do yoga.
Which is the most used app on your phone?
Which is the one song you can't get out of your head?
You de-stress by?
Spending time with family, going for a walk alone.
You can check more of her artwork on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/platformforartists/
To connect with Sravani ,connect with her on Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/palettehues/