Interview With An Artist: Mr. Kamal Joshi
There are many talented people in Udaipur who do not boast a lot about their talent but still their name becomes fame. I happened to meet such a person on Facebook.Mr. Kamal Joshi is a gifted artist who paints on being inspired by nature and his inner voice.
There are many talented people in Udaipur who do not boast a lot about their talent but still their name becomes fame. I happened to meet such a person on Facebook.
Mr. Kamal Joshi is a gifted artist who paints on being inspired by nature and his inner voice.
I went to see him with my friend Aditya. Mr. Kamal resides in Sector 9 Hiran Magri in his simple yet attractive house. When we reached his place he asked us whether we would like to visit his studio and look at work or would like to converse with him first. We found the later option a better one to start with conversation.
He took us to his underground studio and showed us some of his ongoing drawings. I have no words to exactly describe the feelings and his art. If someone says a picture is a song without words, then I realized the meaning of this phrase after seeing the Mr. Joshi’s art.
Every painting is rich in detail. Conveying a very deep message which can’t be inferred by the eyes of general mass. We reached in a state of upper consciousness, the energy surrounding us was something you feel in a temple. This is what I believe is the difference in work and workplace of an extraordinary and an ordinary person.
He told us that he only works on lines and colors. Tries to express his self with different combination of colors and lines, he titles his sketches again on the instructions of his inner voice, here I would like to mention some of his titles “Source less light”, “Spiritual”, “Built in program”, “Collective unconscious”, “cult” and “sage.” You can have a look at his work here: http://artistkamal.com/Gallery.html
How were you inspired for Painting?
I first saw my elder brother (who is a sculpture artist) coloring some sketch, that was the moment which changed my life.
In school days my efforts helped me win the State Young Artist Award by Jawahar Kala Kendra, Jaipur 1995. In order to learn the art of painting skill fully I schooled myself to “Master Degree in Visual Art” by M.L.S.U.
My professional work also helped me grab State Award by Rajasthan Fine Art Academy, Jaipur 1998, and 2006.
What initial troubles did you face, and how did you overcome them?
Like others I also came across many problems but was always supported by my family, I was lucky to have a secure job and most importantly blessings and personal mentoring of my guru and Godfather Mr. Suresh Sharma (chairman of Takhman) helped me sail out of troubled waters easily. I also thank my senior Mr. Laxmi Lal Verma who guided me in organizing exhibitions in my initial days. My art work is my most valuable asset, yet I have to sell my work to earn money for making my work better and best.
What do you think is life all about? How will you describe it?
Men always works against himself,so he lives in pain. He eminently fights against his roots and constantly struggle for what lies ahead. Life of human is expression of emotions which is buried under the name birth. Progress is mere exposure but creation is a way to find one self on which man can find the eternal truth. Art is the mirror of human’s eternal truth by the creation man present his truth, weaknesses, and aim of his life.
Mr. Joshi is a very thoughtful person with a positive outlook towards life. We were so much engaged into discussion that we didn’t even realize that two hours passed away.
He is a person out of traditional Indian Artist Image portraying them in White Pyjama and Kurta with a long beard. He is fully equipped with modern gadgetry and is well connected with world via extensive use of Internet and social networking sites. To keep himself upgraded in field of Art and Drawing he regularly attends National Level Workshops. You can connect with him on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/kamaljoshiudaipur
This artist hasn’t limited himself to brush and canvas. He is an elite photographer also.
The best lesson we learned from him is that he tries to avoid repetitions.
He says repetition is a CRAFT whereas a new creation is ART.
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