Aarti is a Designer by profession and an artist by passion, who runs a design studio Named “ARSTUDIOART”. After a gratifying career in Communication Design she decided to fulfil her childhood passion for Art which leads her into visual Abstract Painting. She has been working as a contemporary artist for nearly 10 years now. She has successfully done various group and solo shows in India and continue discovering her thoughts through the expressions of organic and inorganic forms.
She uses a number of mediums, that includes pencils, charcoal, acrylic, oil, pastel and many more. Most of her paintings are based on Expressionism, focusing on emotion and ideas as inspiration. However she believes that through the painting, the artist can convey ideas in a way that goes beyond describing and telling. Her recent series expresses the philosophies behind fractals — repeating, increasingly complex patterns filled with colors, lights, and forms, transparency, and spaces. While traditional fractals are typically computer-generated and “perfect,” all her pieces are hand-painted.
“My process usually is impulsive, I put on paint through “pouring, layering, and crafting along with complex brushwork … I continually repeat this process to achieve a sense of depth, intensity, and composition,” says Aarti. “When you step back, further, and try to take it all in, you might even start to see some diverse patterns, organic shapes, or figures appearing within the repeating elements. Although every viewer's perception is different from mine, what one will perceive is always hard to say,“ she adds further.
Unveiling our rendezvous with Aarti Sharma
A. How many years you have been in the field of art and why?
I have had an interest in art since childhood. I loved to draw & paint as a child and still love to do. My mother had a strong passion for art, and she transmitted this wonderful gift to me. My passion for art even grew larger with the encouragement of my middle school and high school art teachers. Painting for me is a continual investigation process of various ways to address the picture plane. I spend a lot of time in the studio just observing, looking, composing and making visual decisions on what to contribute to the painting.
B. What media you have been using so far?
My specialty right now is sculpture, drawing and painting. The mediums, I like to use when I create my works are charcoal, acrylic, pastel, oil and watercolour.
C. What media you are planning to explore in the future?
I love learning new mediums that I have never done before, such as exploring ceramics, porcelain and metal. Ceramic is one of the fascinating media I would love to work, as it is a living material it has energy, texture and temperature.
D. What kind of uniqueness you spotlight using your art?
My works that begin with a lot of underpaintings suggest the most movement. Brushstroke textures create directional forces that pull the viewer’s eye in a specific way. Lines run through the middle of the painting horizontally, echoing the format of the stretcher. Layering has always been evident in my work. Through the layering process, new forms materialize through shared space. Flaring at a few points, the lines acknowledge the surface texture underneath—almost like they’re hitting speed bumps.
The E Today is thankful to Aarti Sharma for her valuable time and even to Mr. Hiral Shah, The Chief Editor; who is currently promoting artist from every corner of India and, looking at creating a much needed platform to showcase every artist of the nation.