I am from a small beautiful town, Siddapur, which lies in Karnataka, India and was fascinated by colours since my childhood, but concentrated on art only after my graduation.
I am a self taught artist and studied the old masters’ works for years and tried most of the mediums from stump powder to water colour, acrylic, poster colour, oil, etc. and later concentrated on portraits which are too challenging and my favorite. I love to work with oil paints as it has its own charm, glaze depth and long lasting quality. My whole life is dedicated to art; I like all forms of art, but I love to do realistic works more, as they give me immense joy and satisfaction. I am grateful to my parents because of whose support today I am an artist.
All these years I have done commission paintings for local people, dignitaries and many organisations and institutions.
Many exhibitions of my works were held by the cultural and social organisations [state and national level] and I was felicitated by them.
In 1983, I had done commission paintings for a big national level function [paintings were of lifesize portraits of our national heroes] which was inaugurated by our then PM, Late Mr. Morarji Desai, and I was felicitated there. Luckily I had the privilege of meeting some great artists of our nation like S. M. Pandit, who encouraged me a lot. Presently, I have plans to do some works [maybe mythological] which are too popular here, and which give the the massage of love, peace and harmony to mankind.
My message to the youth today as an artist is- Art can make this world a better place. Its because it has the mesmerising power and impact on the minds of the people of all ages, cast colour, creed and nationality. So make this planet beautiful and jubilant with art by mastering it with concentration, dedication and hard work.
Game About Pakistani Politics by Nashra
The game is Paltering Politicians. Role play as one of Pakistan’s paltering politicians and face several moral dilemmas along the way. Are you going to take the typical route and be one of the many political puppets or are you going to defend yourself and be the hero that the country needs?
Along the way, you can choose to rig the elections, but beware, the lie detector may catch you and give you a nasty shock.
The game ends when one player proves himself to be either the saviour of Pakistan or the reason for its demise.
“Paltering Politicians is a game based on outrageous incidents in Pakistani politics.Our politicians do so many unbelievable things that make the news, however, every time something new happens, the old stories are forgotten. I created this game to eternalize all these incidents, so people can constantly be reminded of their actions.” said Nashra, while talking to Times of Youth.
Paltering Politicians is designed by Nashra Balagamwala
Nashra – A Pakistani experiential designer who is currently based in New York. She studied game design at Rhode Island School of Design. Nashra has also worked with companies such as Hasbro the company that developed games such as Monopoly and Jenga. Describing herself as a lighthearted person her goal in life is to always try to make everything humorous.
She left her homeland and moved to the US 5 years ago. Her goal is to have a chance to pursue her dream of being a designer, and through her work she wants to empower other women to stand up for their own rights.
Nashra’s work transforms controversial and sensitive topics into humorous games, designs and illustrations. Her love for colour and attention to detail is also prominent in most of her illustrations.
You can find more of Nashra’s work here: https://www.nashra.co
Vlado Vesselinov | Artwork
I’m just an artist who loves bright horizons and color spots. For his work draws inspiration from one of my very clean and highly energy period full of hope and color, and these are the fifties and sixties of the last century. I try to crashing this colorful touch in today’s gray and material life.
I currently finished the transformation of a bar in Sofia, Bulgaria – and now his breath before the next project. I could barely detect the silhouette of the next project in the distance, but to let him surprise. my message to today’s youth: “you must be the wind blowing the answer – not those who are waiting for answers blowing in the wind”
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Simone Conti | Artwork
I am a 22 year old guy and I’ve always lived in Padua, an Italian city near Venice. I never undertook art studies, I’ve studied in Scientific high school and after I had to choose who I wanted to be, so I tried the test of entry to the Academy of Fine Arts in Venice, after being admitted, I decided to take the road of design, without leaving my passion for drawing that I had since I was a child. In June 2014, however, I could not wait any longer and decided to paint and since then I have not stopped. In my work, I try to improve the quality of life around me, making the other person happier with my paintings. In fact, before I finish the paintings I ask the subject to finish the work with one final brush stroke made by her/him. In my work I use mainly primary colors, for everyone, because we are all equal, then I wonder what color is the soul of who I paint, and there the people are extremely precise (for example, they not just say green, but say green forest, green leaf etc.), so in the final brush stroke they use them, because if the portrait is beautiful, its thankfully due to the subject, to the person him/herself. In fact, if the people wouldn’t exist all this beauty wouldn’t be around us.