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5 & 3/4 Questions

ARCHAN NAIR

CURRENT RESIDENCE: NEW DELHI

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: INDIA

www.archann.net

 

1. Describe yourself and your work.

I feel that both I and my work are nothing but a vessel and an expression of the collective consciousness which has refracted all these stories, memories, culture, and information and reprocessed them into a visual language. I absolutely love expressing my stories and my realizations through the visual format, and I am so fascinated by technologies and tools which now create infinite possibilities and empower so many. 

2. How did you get started?

I got started in 2006 when I was generally playing around with Photoshop for fun. I made an artwork in like 10 minutes and posted it online—it got a few comments, and that really motivated me to create more. I was honestly blown away by the fact that humans have the capacity and power to create anything out of nothing, and this led me to an incredible journey! Ever since then, I have been absolutely possessed by the creative process and creating as much as I can, all the time!

3. What piece of work best represents you and why?

Oh wow. I feel each work is a reflection of my journey within and is intricately me. But if I were to choose one recent piece, it has to be one titled Synthesize [above]. I feel a deep connection to and clarity about the idea that we are one organism, and that everything comes out of everything and goes back into everything—that all movements we see are a dance of all there is—and this piece truly reflects that.


4. What are you into currently?

I love exploring new places, food, and culture, and drawing and sketching a lot! I’ve been using Adobe Photoshop Sketch on the iPad Pro a lot, too, and exploring virtual reality art and augmented reality as well.


5. What are three things you’ve learned that young creatives should know?

1. Make mistakes, lots of them! 2. Experiment as much as you can. 3. There are no rules!


5¼. Favorite color?  Oh this is a tough one; I love them all…but I get drawn to teals and turquoises quite a lot!


5½. Favorite website?  SoundCloud for sure!


5¾. Pet peeve?  People arguing over their opinions rather than discussing them—especially on social networks, and never in real life.