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Apart – @aquapandaart_

Apart – @aquapandaart_

Q. What does your artwork represent?

Throughout my artistic journey, I was always drawn to storytelling, and I believe that every human face carries a deep story with it. Our daily lives and personal history have a considerable role in shaping and molding our facial features. In my art, this is what I try to capture, every little detail, shape that reveals who we are, and what we have become. Portrait are then, to me, the visual representation of our lived experiences.

Q. What inspires you?

I can get inspired by anything, really. Sometimes when I talk to someone, I see a particular ray of light that beautifully reveals a curve or a facial feature that I have never noticed in that person before, even if I have known them forever, and this instantly makes me want to capture that moment and start drawing. I, of course, am most of the time on social media looking at other people’s amazing art (paintings, photographs, etc), and although it can by times, make me feel insecure about my own work, I do believe that it creates nonetheless a huge motivation for me to draw and to improve myself. Finally, I am also greatly motivated by some breathtaking color palettes and stunning compositions we find in nature, and my job is then to take all this raw material and feelings that I have and transpose them into the portraits that I paint.

Q. What does your art mean to you?

To me personally, art is a basic human need. It represents my escape and safe place, where I can truly connect with myself, thoughts and ideas, but it also is a platform where I can express freely my artistic vision and hopefully share something meaningful with the world. I feel like if I stop drawing for a long period of time, it’ll start haunting me in my dreams, like an itch that can only be scratched by a pen and paper.

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About The Author

Shivam Thakur

You will never make it if you care what others think. | Editor @magazinegogo | 21 | Engineering student | Fitness enthusiast |

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