INTERNATIONAL CONTEMPORARY ARTIST OF APRIL
SARIKA MITTAL is an Indian Artist specialising in a wide array of creative mediums like Traditional Tanjores, 3D Tanjores, Modern & Contemporary Art. She won ‘Best Artist’ at Creación Exhibition SEASON-2.
“Art doesn’t just happen by accident. It is about pulling out new tricks and trying new things.”
— Nicholas Meyer.
Being an Artist is a full-time job just like any other field that people work in. A lot of time, energy and hard work is put into every single piece of art that we see. A part of your soul goes into every piece you create.
Art is a quest! That is my notion on art. It is a continuous search for inspiration, style, theme colour, medium and so forth.
LIFE THROUGH ART
Sarika expresses : "Art has a deep effect on people whether it is a drawing or a sculpture. Art has inspired thousands of years of civilisation as the evidence shows by countless museums, theatres, and galleries all around the world. People are affected by art differently. For instance, art has inspired me to become the person I am today. For as long as I remember art has been part of my life. Making artworks, painting and drawing, was one of the major routines in my childhood.
My earliest experiences of art that I remember began during preschool and kindergarten. I remember drawing pictures of my family, making cards, and finger painting. Art has been the main force in my life, without art I would see the world differently.
I started painting as a kid; my parents put me in a class that dealt with oil paint. My teacher helped me find my interest in art. She let me express who I was in my paintings. She taught me how to be patient and passionate about my art work. I was able to paint whatever I wanted. To me painting was a way for me to communicate. As a shy person, painting was a way to express my feelings, thoughts, and dreams into a piece of art as art is a fusion of what one’s heart beats for, what one’s head can think of and what one’s hands can work upon.
As life rolled on, so did inspirations, experience, guidance, and ideas kept floating in and shaped me into a person I am today.
With added responsibilities of household and other areas that needed full time involvement, art did take a back-seat. Something that I could not live without became an option and that feeling of emptiness started seeping in, which I tried to fill working on the spiritual side of my life. But apart from that something was still lacking, my parents and friends inspired me to start painting again, which I did and people around started appreciating my work and wanted a piece of art for themselves. That was a turning point of my life and made me a professional in this field. Orders were floating in – all types, from 3-D Tanjore’s, Traditional Tanjore’s, Contemporary to Modern art. I was breathing and at peace again, with my hands and heart full, passionately following my dream.
Art is an exploration- a continuous search. It is also an identity for me because it represents who I am, my paradigm. My art is the incarnation of my way of thinking."