3 Creative Questions to Madhvi Singhal
Madhvi Singhal is an artist currently based in Dallas, USA. Madhvi was introduced into the artworld by the art of printmaking, having explored different techniques such as Lithography, Woodcut, Linocut, Aquatint, and Serigraphy, among others. However, she is not afraid to discover new techniques to work with (like oil paint, photography, dry pastels, charcoal and computer graphics) or new surfaces to work on (like paper, rocks, kitchenware, coins, bottlecaps, etc.).
Madhvi has won a scholarship of the Govt. College of Art in Chandigarh and has been part of several art exhibitions in the USA, UK and India. She gained recognition in several art competitions, winning first place in 3D/Mixed Media art in the "Figurative/Portraits" art competition in 2017 at the Contemporary Art Gallery Online, and her artwork has recently been published in ARTIT Magazine.
You use many different types of media and surfaces for your art. What decision comes first: the medium and surface or the subject of your artwork?
My subject is very important for me. It is the essence of each work. Material, surface and technique change with time. During my masters I learnt technique doesn't matter, it's your thought, your feelings, what and how you want to express. Therefore, I continue to explore various mediums and techniques. I have worked on paper with crayons and pen, canvas and stones with acrylic, cardboards and bottles with paints. Each medium present something new to learn and express and enhances me as an artist.
Nature is a huge inspiration for your work, you say you represent this subject by creating artwork that represent animals, birds and females. Can you explain why these subjects reflect nature best for you?
I am strongly inspired by nature around and within us. Animals and humans are the most fascinating parts of nature - complex yet so simple, full of diverse range of emotions and possibilities. They allow me to express my emotions and understanding of the nature through their expressions in my work.
What is your best tip for emerging artists?
Always remember, it is never too early or too late to start following your dreams.
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