Luca Curci talks with Parth during VISIONS, third appointment of ANIMA MUNDI 2022, at Palazzo Albrizzi-Capello, and during the 4th Edition of ROME INTERNATIONAL ART FAIR, at Medina Art Gallery.
Hello, this is Parth here. I’m a self-taught artist. I’ve studied Culinary Arts & Management in multiple countries such as Switzerland, the United States Of America & United Kingdom. I’m 24 years old. When I was studying Culinary Arts I discovered that I like to travel to new places and explore their culture. So, when I was exploring cultures I came across a new style of art and music, which brought me a new way of thinking and looking at things differently. This experience led to an explosion of curiosity and I started exploring more & more cultures through food, art & music. While, I was working in the beautiful city of Modena, Italy. I saw a lot of work by some great Italian artists, but when I came across Leonardo Da Vinci’s story behind the work he has done and which exists to this day. I grew more curious to know more about him and his life. So, I started reading and researching about him. As I was in the process, I was stunned and mesmerized at the same time when I came to know about his life and his destroyed works. At the end of the process, I believe he was a great mind, which was not appreciated as much as he should’ve been while he was alive. Due to my very keen interest in Cosmology & Astronomy because of my schooling background in a science major.
I started reading books on the respective matter by various physicists & scientists, in the year 2019. I started sketching in April 2021 at that point I had no idea of me painting on a canvas one day. Finally, in the month of August, I took the initiative of painting on a canvas and since then I couldn’t hold myself back and started painting every day. I started using all concepts and theories that I learnt while reading different books and exploring different cultures. In many of my works, I have used a lot of culinary equipments also. At the initial stage, I was very much focused on creating different types of landscape paintings & Space art but gradually I started using various techniques such as fluid, abstract & contemporary. To be honest, I didn’t know how it was going to turn out for me, but eventually, I found a way to explore my thoughts, which were otherworldly, through experimenting on canvas and paper using a lot of vivid colors and different techniques. The most important reason for me to start painting every day was my incapability to portray my thoughts on a plate because edible food products draw some boundaries, whereas colors & canvas don’t have any. I would like to add that Leonardo Da Vinci is my greatest inspiration. “I Paint My Thoughts” – Parth.
Luca Curci – How did you get to your current artistic practice?
Parth – I started sketching in April 2021 and while doing it I thought about how I use colours in this vision. So, I used wax crayons & charcoal to create my first painting “Insanity Land” on handmade paper. After observing it for a long time, I got very curious to experiment with one of my thought on a canvas in the month of August, my first canvas painting “Sneak Peek Into Wormhole” and that’s how it all started.
LC – What are your thoughts while you paint? Do you have any habits or rituals while you work?
P – Before I start to paint I set up my workstation with equipment and colours I’m going to use & while doing this I set my mind on a single vision. 90% of the time I use this method but 10% of the time I just choose colours & momentum, the rest I leave it to my hand. At that point, I’m not aiming for something in particular but rather just going with the flow.
LC – How do you choose your subjects? Is it a reasoned or an instinctive process?
P – I choose my subjects which are in reference to Nature, Science, Cosmology, Astronomy, Spirituality & Design. 90% of the time it is reasoned and 10% of the time it’s an instinctive process. Examples from the artworks presented at this exhibition: “Cynical” = Reasoned & “Tunnel To Blissful Realm” = An Instinctive Process.
LC – Do you use art to express something in particular? Is it your medium of expression?
P – Yes, I use art to express my thought, emotion & creativity.
LC – How do you feel when you see your work completed?
P – I feel pure happiness which couldn’t be compared. I love the feeling I get when I see a blank canvas turned into something interesting.
LC – In which way the artwork presented in our exhibition is connected with the exhibition’s theme?
P – The theme of the exhibition is “Visions”, the artworks presented by me are an amalgamation of my thoughts I got after reading books on respective subjects & my vision of how it would look if it could be seen.
LC – Can you explain something about the artworks you have in our exhibition?
P – My artworks in “Visions” are subject to my imagination. Each one of them has its distinctive story to it. They are the results of different experiments done. As I’m a self-taught artist I don’t know the rules or the foundation of the concept I want to work on. So, I experiment freely.
LC – Would you suggest a collaboration with us? What do you think about our services?
P – Absolutely, your services are outstanding.
LC – What is your idea about ITSLIQUID GROUP?
P – ITSLiquid Group is an amazing company providing great opportunities for all artists. I loved the concept of how it provides immense exposure to every artist, which shows their love & respect for Art.