So guys, we are here another day with another interview. Today we are featuring Jeraj who is a budding Engineer but a professional artist. Artists like him are there to inspire people who make the study as an excuse. But there are people like Jeraj who are managing their studies as well as art. And there is nothing that can stop him from creating some masterpiece.
1. Tell us something about yourself.
My name is Jeraj Jain. I’m a 20-Year-old self taught Artist.
I am basically from Indore, Madhya Pradesh. I am pursuing an engineering degree in Computer science. Apart from that, I am a Professional Artist. I do live painting performance, commissioned painting & portrait work, interior designing, custom decorations and many such things. As I was born on the festival of colors: Holi, my parents believe that ‘I have a strong connection with colors’
2. How did your interest grow in the field of art?
Since childhood I am a great fan of art. No matter what base i get, i always start scribbling on it. When I was in school, i used to go to several contests, starting from about 4th standard, and have won prizes in them. Since then, I started giving it my best as I started feeling so good about what I was doing. I believe that art, It’s a way of expression. Sometimes you need more than just words to explain your thought processes and about the stuff that is going on in your head. I enjoy art because it offers me the ability to draw a world that even I can lose myself in.
3. Who is your inspiration?
I find inspiration in a variety of people and things. I would have to say that the person who has most greatly inspired me has been my Father. He always had a smile on his face no matter how hard he worked. He was well respected and always gave more than what he received. I always try to be like him, as much as I can.
4. Which is your favorite art style?
As an artist, no particular art style seems more interesting over the others for me to call it my favorite. I like to try every form of art and learn new things which can inspire me to do more. But, I do love making Pop arts. Pop Art is an art form that reflected a return to material realities of peoples’ everyday life. It actually means the return to popular culture, thus the name “pop.” This art style si derived from the visual activities and certain pleasures of people such as television, magazines and comics.
5.What are your future plans?
In the coming years, I’ll be older and wiser, still creating and traveling as much as possible. The only thing that is certain is that by then is that I’ll have evolved much further as a person and as an artist. I will be having a job, concurrently I will be doing art related works. Just like how I am doing my studies and artwork together now. I also want to learn about interior designing & makeup. My main goal in life is to be able to support myself exclusively on making art.
6.Any advice for budding artists?
Rule number one, ALWAYS FOLLOW YOUR PASSION. You have to conduct yourself in the art world the same way you conduct your life in the general one– treat people just the way you expect them to treat you. No matter how fast your career is accelerating, be polite, courteous, kind, generous, positive, respectful, and attentive.
Secondly, never do your work according to other people, like what they like or they want. Just focus on yourself and have faith in your own Art. It’s your own world and it’s the most beautiful place you can ever explore.
Lastly, never stop learning. Never think of yourself as superior to anyone. Always do more and more practice for polishing your skills.
For more artworks, you can follow him at https://www.instagram.com/jerajrockzzz/