“As a child never did my parents expect me to turn out to be an artist. I grew up later to be an artist kid and learnt a lot from multiple experiences. The following of Fine Art as a career is something that is frowned upon in India. This dream had many bumps on the way but I was constantly supported by my family,” says Aastha, an artist who began exhibiting her thoughts on canvas right from the age of 14
Aastha Bairollia has pursued her Master’s Degree in Fine Art from Northumbria University in Newcastle upon Tyne (United Kingdom) in 2021. Like any other she too did try and find a stable job - did Psychology research, got an English Literature Bachelors, pursued 3d animation for some years and pursued teaching. But she always chased her passion and never stopped painting. Now she has started walking on the path of pursuing PhD in Fine Arts.
She works with multiple media to create her artworks. Largely she is a painter but also have been experimenting with installations and sculptures. In recent times she has also been experimenting with writing stories and poems, mixing her knowledge from English literature and Fine Art.
Unveiling our rendezvous with Aastha Bairollia
A. How many years you have been in the field of art and why?
I have been in this field for 10 years now, I came in the art field at an early age of 14, and have gained my degree in Masters in Fine Art in 2021. Art is an expression, whereby I can display in front of the entire world what Indian Culture entails in a contemporary way that ensures that the roots where I come from don't get lost in the bling that the progressing modern world brings.
B. What media you have been using so far?
I work with multiple media, but my focus is painting on canvas which sometimes involves natural elements like leaves, sand, grains, etc. Also, a part of my field of research is paper making and my experimentation with the use of paper as art itself and not just a base for creating artworks.
C. What media you are planning to explore in the future?
Paper making brings a lot of experimentation and scope of development to the table, and the mixing of multiple elements of nature with paper is what I plan to research further in the future.
D. What kind of uniqueness you spotlight using your art?
I believe in conceptual art, the connecting dots between all my pieces of work is storytelling. Each of them speaks of a concept, a story or an idea that brings my culture (Indian Culture) into the modern contemporary Art World. And I believe that this element of connecting the audience via storytelling is my USP.
The E Today is thankful to Aastha Bairollia for his 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.