Artist Nuria González Alcaide shares how she has awoken and unleashed her inner artist after years of "following the line". Nuria draws on society for inspiration; her project 'When you pretend...' explores themes of compliancy, pretence and solitude, when we feel the need to hide or mask our emotions to conform. Art is a tool for self-exploration; she goes beyond her perfectionist tendencies and allows her emotions to pour onto the canvas. In our chat she shares her studio rituals, creative process and her dreams as an artist.
Ishika Guha approaches a blank canvas by following the impulses of energy that flow within her. She works freely; expressing raw emotion as vibrant poetry. For Ishika, art and creativity complete her. Her vibrant colours become her voice when nothing else works, they are her tool for communication and deep healing. She shares how her growing Instagram community empowers and inspires her; how she pushes past feelings of self-doubt; and how she embraces her night-owl solitude for true dream-time.
Saffron-Rose offers viewers a glimpse into her mind, her imagination and the dreams that haunt her in her surreal paintings. Saffron opens up on how her art helps to support her mental health. She shares how she is gradually shedding the expectations put on artists to have a 'niche' and instead paints for herself: to maintain a clear mind and to enter a peaceful state of ignorant bliss.
Rachel takes us on a spiritual, existential journey with her photographs and paintings as she explores themes surrounding risk-taking, fate and chance; exposing how our own mentality determines our ultimate fate. Rachel speaks out about the global warming crisis, and the healing, grounding role of nature as it brings us back to ourselves. We also discuss her latest Photography project on portraits of Los Angeles psychics and modern mystics; emblematic of spiritual healing and guiding others.
Sumit Singh intends to reach equilibrium with his abstract art pieces by creating art that connects us with the energies of the universe and evokes an ethereal, transcendent and healing effect. As a Bio Chemistry student, Sumit is fascinated by the nature of molecules and chemical reaction and likes to bring this experimentation to his work. We speak about his biggest learnings and his relationship with art and science.