Bhaskar’s work is a truly unique type of Expressionist portrait artist who lives and works in Karnataka, India.
His distinctive personal style emanates joy and peace and expression in his paintings.
He is a Self-taught artist, He makes custom portraits, religious, abstract, and mandala art with contrasting and harmonious colors, and bold compositions with acrylic colors.
As the artist explains, “I am a storyteller and I welcome you to join me to express the situation, feelings, creativity through the artistic creativity to the World.”
He is an art lover and has been painting since from childhood for his own personal enjoyment, however, he started it commercially about a couple of years ago and selling through local sources so far and has showcased his artworks in various exhibitions like:
- Chitrakala santé, Bangalore,
- Varnaka sanskrutik sangh, Belgaum,
- Mahesh foundation, Belgaum and participated in a various online art competitions.
Based out of a small city in Karnataka, India, he creates all of his artworks at my home studio with utmost care and precision. His art is found in private art collections in the name of aadhyart.
Hello Bhaskar! How would you describe your art to people?
Bhaskar: Art is not what you see but what you make other see, as being an expressionist portrait artist, I describe my art as a reflection of a person, their expression with beautiful moments that captured and the express through the painting because the artwork will stay with a person lifelong. Art will always give happiness and hope; it is the beauty of the heart.
What’s the most challenging part of your artistic process? And how do you overcome it?
Bhaskar: I feel that making portrait painting is very challenging than any other painting because it captures the expression of the person, the proportions of the head, face, appearance, mood, lighting, shadow, eyes, the shape should come with realistic.
I do overcome using new techniques and color palettes and painting character to express on face.
You say your art is inspired primarily beauty, beauty, relationship, different moods…. also, you take the photo of the moments and transform it into the painting. Describe a real-life situation that inspired your artwork.
Bhaskar: In a real-life situation, it is like thinking out of the box, making creativity or with using some ideas like adding or subtracting materials in the portrait which helpful to get highlighted on a particular painting which is aimed to express about the painting and it gives meaningful story by seeing at the portrait.
What motivates you as an artist? Is it curiosity, the search for beauty, or meaning?
Bhaskar: It started with an interest in making mandala art and religious painting. Eventually, after completing several artworks at the time when I met my best friend from Sweden, I decide to make her portrait painting
Because of her inspiration which motivated me to start portrait painting using an acrylic medium which makes me to curious to search for her beauty in the photo, her facial appearance especially in her smile and the eyes expression. When I completed my portrait painting of her face that time it actually gave the meaning that how portrait painting gives happiness and it expresses beauty.
How has your style changed or evolved over the years?
Bhaskar: My art has changed from pencil to pen and pen to paint, same way started different texture different techniques with trial and error the style and art going with accuracy, as I am learning and knowing dept of art, color, and mode. Hoping that I get success in making it in perfection in every point of my portrait unique art.
What is your most recent piece of art that you have enjoyed working on the most?
Bhaskar: My recent artwork is with a model sitting with a wild animal, as that painting tells the story about confidence, beauty, aggression, style, boldness. In this 21st century, women are leading in many aspects like their intelligence, beauty, and power.
What is a day of working like in your home-studio? You say you also get inspired by music. What music do you listen to? Do you have any rituals that help you get motivated or in “the zone”?
Bhaskar: Some time every day, sometimes twice or thrice in a week, it all depends upon the mood, planning, and target timing for custom portrait painting. I hear a pop song and there is nothing such rituals to motivated but in fact, making art is peace of mind, relax with music.
What memorable responses have you had to your work?
Bhaskar: There were many memorable moments capture, usually when I gifted painting for my friends, I can see the expressions of their happiness, and their excitement towards the painting and exhibitions awards that is real capture the memorable moment of happiness.
What is the best way to reach people that are interested in your art?
Bhaskar: Social media, reference, and exhibitions were the best way to reach the people who are interested in the art.
Are there any upcoming shows or workshops we should know about?
Bhaskar: Yes, there are upcoming shows on Jan 2021; I am excited to exhibit my art work for all upcoming gallery and exhibitions.
What’s next on the horizon for Bhaskar?
Bhaskar: My next horizon is to produce more artworks with using unique color texture and want to travel for exhibit my art work in famous art galleries throughout the world and participate in exhibitions.
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