Artist of UNSEEN 2.0 - Vidhi Goyal | Graphic Designer/Illustrator
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 Vidhi about her everyday routine, her art interests and more.
Tell us about yourself.
When I was in school, maybe 10 years old, I used to draw in margins of my notebooks, filling them up with tiny doodles. Painting is something that began and never really stopped. I spent most of my days as a kid going to drawing classes. I believe it’s what I do best. Its therapy, it’s a hobby, it’s a job and it makes me happy. Because my mom’s a creative, she always pushed me to pursue a career in art. Thank you for the creative genes, ma!
I’ve had a formal education in Fine Arts with specialization in composition and printmaking.
Initially, I found myself jumping from one thing to another. Having to stick to an art style is like choosing one color from a palette. Rushing the process only made me anxious. But after multiple trials and multiple errors, I finally found my art style, an identity.
What are your art interests?
At the moment, literally anything I can get my hands on. I tend to get bored easily, so I keep myself busy with multiple projects at a time. Printmaking, taking pictures, collaging, embroidery, digital art. I enjoy making portraits but I also like random elements – Oddly shaped humans and badly drawn houses.
My tone of work is often described as dark and edgy, but it also brings a great deal of warmth.
What are your views about the current art scenario of art in our Country?
Slowly but surely, I do believe things are changing. Multiple museums and art galleries are now hiring young contemporary artists with fresh minds in order to increase the engagement between public and art.
What are you working on currently?
I’m currently freelancing as a graphic designer and collaborating with a literary center known as Gyaan Adab. I’m creating designs, illustrations and flyers for their upcoming workshops and also developing a keen interest in embroidery.
Where do you get your inspiration from?
At the moment, my work is largely inspired by my life and the world around me.
Beautiful lighting and colors, I really like neon aesthetic and am highly inspired by the works of Gaspar Noe, Tim Burton and Hayao Miyazaki.
I am a sketchbook hoarder. I sketch as much as I can - wherever I can. The key to making any kind of art is to be observant, to stay curious. The work I produce is an extension of me, a combination of everything I’ve ever done, everybody I’ve met and everywhere I’ve been.
I also enjoy the unusual range of commissions my work attracts.
What kind of artists would you be interested in collaborating with?
That’s a long list! But I’m highly inspired by the works of Tanya Shatseva, Tyler Spangler, Sarah Bahbah and Cecile Hoodie.
What is the first thing you do when you wake up?
I’m not an early riser but I manage to wake up around 8.
I stick to a to-do list, make myself some coffee, put on my earphones and take a walk right before I’m about to begin my day.
What is the most used App on your phone?
Spotify and Instagram.
Which is the one song you can’t get out of your head?
Magic spells by Crystal Castles.
You de-stress by?
I try to identify what triggers my stress. When it gets too overwhelming I turn off my phone and take a quick nap with my cats. There’s a fifteen minute walk up a mountain right behind my house where I sit and sometimes write to organize my thoughts.
You can check more of her artwork on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/platformforartists/
To connect with Vidhi ,follow her on Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/vidhiegoyal/