They say creativity runs in genes, but ever met someone who’s creativity reflects in anything they paint, wear or say? Very few people hone their passions, nurture it and take it to the next level with an intention to spread a word in a world where their art is unheard of.
Meet Suvigya Sharma.
Meet India’s only and renowned miniature painting artist.
When you first meet Suvigya, you can’t help notice two of his distinct traits – His humility and second his infectious love towards painting. It is this very contagious passion for painting that he wants to share with the youth today.
Suvigya’s earliest memories include painting with his father when he was seven. Back then, he used organic paints.
Talking about how Suvigya’s paintings have evolved and if asked to describe them in a phrase I’d say – Untraditionally Traditional.
Here’s why – His paintings (almost all) have spiritual figurines in them. But, contrary to the usual ones, he adds a unique Midas touch – quiet literally. He adds a final touch of 24 Carat gold finish on his paintings. (Like the temple that you see in the above photograph). This lends a very contemporary edge to an otherwise conventional painting.
Pick up any of his paintings and you’ll be amazed to see how they’ll fuse seamlessly with our modern apartments.
The third generation artist boasts of an elite client base – right from Sachin Tendulkar, Narendra Modi to Justin Bieber and Barack Obama. He has also painted for the Birlas & Ambanis!
In an hour-long conversation with Suvigya, I discovered his affection towards different passions. Music is one of them, and designing his own attire another!
Needless to say, his jackets are just as vibrant as his paintings given his design sensibilities & his inborn creative quirk.
About Music? We’ll have to wait for his official launch. And we hear it’s happening very soon !
Suvigya Sharma conducted a workshop ‘Divinity of Art’ for kids of the Smile Foundation about the 2,000-year-old art form on 29th September 2017 at the Kamalnayan Bajaj Art Gallery, Mumbai where we witnessed contemporary Pichwai paintings.
Here the kids also got a firsthand chance to practice the art on a canvas.
Suvigya aims at creating an art ecosystem for the weaker sections of the society through training and skill development along with the government. He sees immense scope in the perishing art and has always encouraged this skill.
He is indeed one of the finest artists in India who has taken up an art, which most of us are unaware of. Power to young budding entrepreneurs like Suvigya!
That’s all for now folks !