Artist of UNSEEN 2.0 - Veena Dahotre | Writer
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 Veena about her everyday routine, her art interests and more.
Tell us about yourself.
I’m Veena Dahotre. I’m a Chartered Accountant by profession and writer by passion. I go by the name- TheSimplifiedMess. I have been an avid reader since childhood. Finding stories in photographs has been my keen interest. I weave words into stories and tell a story for every photograph. I collaborate with photographers for captions and they happen to love the stories that can come up.
What are your art interests?
I’m a writer and I love to write on photographers. I’m interested in Story telling, content writing and give beauty to the art of photography through my writing.
What are your views about the current scenario of art in our country?
Art is still underrated in our country. Very few people understand the beauty of art and the dedication of artists. We’re still known by our academic achievements. The creativity and art streak within us lack the motivation drive by our seniors. Thanks to PFA for providing a platform for such talent. It’s a revolution for our country in itself.
What are your working on currently?
Currently I’m working on a travel blog. I’m learning to create travel blogs different in its own kind.
Where do you get your inspiration from?
I get my inspiration from free spirited authors of the books I’m reading. They inspire me to get inspired and inspire in return.
Which kind of artists would you be interested to collaborate with?
Photographers who wish to tell stories from their abstract pictures which otherwise would not be understood by layman. I would also like to collaborate with other writers who wish to serve the community through their words and inspire and motivate the youth. Content writing is another thing that I would love to try my hand at.
What's the first thing you do when you wake up ?
I rub my hands and warm my eyelids. Say to myself- today’s going to be a good day. I read a good day quote and continue with my day on basis of the same. I in fact, share the quotes through Instagram and WhatsApp status and it motivates people. My small step towards helping the youth.
Which is the most used app in your phone?
Which is the one song you can't get out of your head?
Scars to the beautiful
You de-stress by?
Writing down my expressions. Reading. Most of the times, working out does wonders and help me get ideas to write something new.
You can check more of her artwork on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/platformforartists/
To connect with Veena ,connect with her on Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/the_simplified.mess/