Global Art Awards 2018 Nominee Aarti Buxani "My vision on diversity in various mediums is my biggest challenge of what I think an artist can create."

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Self-taught artist Aarti Buxani (May 1978, India). Creates art in various forms like wax carvings, fiber sculptures, best out of waste life size sculptures, Paintings of Shri yantra (an ancient, 1000 year old geometrical pattern designed for meditation happiness and fortune) made by using vintage text papers, are all handmade by Aarti. With an experience of 30years she tends to create outside the stereotypical ideas of what makes art. 

"My vision on diversity in various mediums is my biggest challenge of what I think an artist can create."

Her artwork usually talks about recycle, reuse and reduce by creating eco friendly art along with a strong message to the universe so that our children and the coming future grows up with a wide vision of what society has been battling against.

"I love the unpredictability of found materials and enjoy the Innovative thoughts which transform the waste Into sculptures"

Teaching underprivileged children art and helping them explore their own skills at what they are gifted; to make their careers is her goal.

Tell us about your nominated art piece for the Global Art Awards

A True Warrior Resonates that his heart stands for his courage more than his mind and sword. His heart takes action not because he hates what is in front of him but because he loves what is behind him, It’s a tribute to all such warriors who have put their heart over head, yet standing tall, “A Warrior’s Heart over Head expresses gratitude, love and a butterfly symbolizing peace. 

I have Built trash Into an artistic treasure by using recycled products from both my sons mechanical devices, discarded watches, clocks, bicycle parts, wires, used fibers, papers etc. 

It took me a long time to sculpt this masterpiece but it enriched me with a lifetime of fulfillment as the sculpture talks about universal love and eco art at the same time.

This sculpture has been projected in the TEATRO BOND art and fashion theatre in India 

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How does it make you feel that you are a nominee for the Global Art Awards

“Well, this Is a very nice time! Congratulations to (all the) other nominees. It has been a massive year of interesting work as I have had few commissioned artworks in Dubai before and some more coming up. I am very humbled to be considered as a nominee for Global Art Awards 2018. 

Along with International recognition, GAA platform simultaneously boosts up my spirit to build a successful career, I’m so prepared for this awards season as it has helped me build my strategies in a way full of fun, Interesting and Innovative ideas. It’s a great feeling seeing people engaging with my work process and watching my submissions roll in for votes. Gratitude!

What are you looking forward to it most at the Global Art Awards Ceremony?

Accolades and Achievements are always a treasure for lifetime, we all wish them. A memorable experience, meeting art lovers from different array of life and being a part of this ceremony will be an absolute honor to me.

How would you react if you win a Global Art Award at the penthouse of the FIVE Hotel Palm Jumeirah Dubai

 I will definitely feel honored and blessed with joy. I have been working hard with my Art from my heart since a young age for more than 30 years now. My hands have created massive and Immense art work which I have lost a count on. Like my sculptures, it’s a block, until I carve it, similarly with limitless hard work I have carved my artistic path and now while walking on it to receive the Global Art Award, A woman like me will only feel eternally blessed. 

How would you describe yourself? And your artwork?

A self-taught artist! That is me. Art in various forms like wax carvings, fiber sculptures, best out of waste life size sculptures, Paintings of Shri yantra (an ancient, 1000 year old geometrical pattern designed for meditation happiness and fortune) made by using vintage text papers, are all handmade by me. Although no formal training, with an experience of 30years I tend to create outside the stereotypical ideas of what makes art. 

My vision on diversity in various mediums is my biggest challenge of what I think an artist can create.

My artwork usually talks about recycle, reuse and reduce by creating eco friendly art along with a strong message to the universe so that our children and the coming future grows up with a wide vision of what we have been battling against.

I love the unpredictability of found materials and enjoy the Innovative thoughts which transform the waste Into sculptures

Teaching women and children art and helping them design their career by enrolling them Into art fairs, solo exhibitions and guiding them to create masterpieces is my dream come true. Teaching underprivileged children art and helping them explore their own skills at what they are gifted, which can help them make their careers is my passion and I will continue to do so

What drives you? 

Loving my work, working on daily basis to boost my believe muscle drives me and Inspires myself when I look back at my creations 

What is your definition of art?

Art and love is the same thing. The more we explore the more challenges we face but yet we love it, if mishandled we tend to lose ourselves. Any form of art washes away the dust of our daily life. It’s a meditation to me.

What is your greatest Inspiration?

My greatest Inspiration comes from the smallest thoughts 

How have you encouraged the grow of your own artist profession?

I am currently collaborated with Global Art Agency which has helped me grow on an International platform. I do have live art blogs on my paintings.                                                                                                                                    

Where do you see your art going in ten years? 

My art should carry on in the children I teach. I see it as the future. My art works will definitely be showcased in Art Basel and Frieze in the coming years. My biggest challenge to myself is that, it should be projected in a museum for its rewarding message.

 Can you tell us what you have going on right now?

A group exhibition with DDneroy gallery in September (Mumbai). A solo exhibition In India in December (Pune). Current Commissioned orders for Shri yantra paintings. Work in process of constructing A recycled eco sculpture of an animal “A unicorn Rhinocerous’’ (for Art Fiar). Working for upcoming Dubai Art Fair 2019 (Dubai). Working for upcoming GAA art Fair. Painting lessons to children and women

Can you tell us what your 'Before I Die' is?

‘Before I Die’, I want to live each day by helping or by being an inspiration to someone and not leave anything undone.

I know my artwork is finished when…?

I get the biggest smile of this world on my face

Best Commissioned artwork ever done was…?

It was in April 2018 when I was applauded with praises from the Indian President’s wife for my painting of an Elephant Goddess with chalked animals on it depicting peace, happiness, spirituality and progress. 

Which are your favorite artists?

The artist who took art to another level. Who were insane about Art; Vincent Van Gogh, S.H. Gaza and Michelangelo.

Would love to exhibit my work in …

Art Basel

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