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“There’s Nothing Called Bad Art”– Aarav Verma

Aarav Verma

Hasini, Founder of The First Step, in conversation with 14 YO Aarav Verma from Shiv Nadar School, Gurgaon, brings to us a wonderful story behind his artistic journey.  Watch the full video here.

 

Aarav, why did you particularly choose art?

I whimsically started painting when I was only three, and it instantly sparked love and admiration within me. I decided to pursue arts as my sole passion.  Today I have 400+ paintings. I worked diligently; I won the Global Child Prodigy Award in 2020 and arranged my art exhibitions around the globe.

From where do you get your ideas for painting?

I do not have muses neither do I look for inspiration around me; I merely create what comes into my mind. Often times, I make mistakes in my paintings but I do not let them influence me. I churn new ideas and transform the mistakes into something creative.

In your opinion, what are the most important elements of art?

In my perspective, usage of colours and story behind the artwork is significant for any artist. Starting on a fresh, white canvas can make you extremely nervous and completely blank. In a jiffy, you might lose the entire idea you had earlier. Nonetheless, that should not deter you from painting or trying and fixing the mistake, time and again. In fact, work on it to reach the zenith of success.

 

“Starting on a fresh, white canvas can make you extremely nervous and completely blank. In a jiffy, you might lose the entire idea you had earlier. “

Please share with us your experience at the art exhibition.

The exhibition gave me the opportunity to interact with people with whom I shared my ideas and concepts. It was a learning opportunity for sure! My artworks can be viewed at www.aaravverma.com.

What are your hobbies?

I love Robotics, Machine Learning and table tennis.

What are your aims for the future?

As an artist, I want to reach out to people and help my society.

 What message would you like to give to the beginners?

Follow your heart no matter what the challenges are. I have heard people commenting and criticising art pieces as “bad art.” Personally, I don’t think there is anything called “bad art.” You should be courageous enough to follow your passion and create genuine art no matter how unique and different it is from others. I have always experimented with different mediums and textures incorporating versatility in my works.

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