The Other Side

There are times when you meet people who doesn’t like your art. How ever good it might be. YES you read it right. There are people out there who you feel from their talks that they want a spectacular piece of artwork. But interestingly end up approving a mediocre one for the final piece. After all the excellent pieces you conjure up to impress the client.

The artist is reduced to a piece of frustration, after all the years of toiling hard to excel and gathering accolades from peers and mentors he now has to face this bit of reality. We can simply start blaming that the client has no appreciation for art, has no taste, etc, etc. While all of this is true, we also have to bear with the fact that we still have to come face to face and confront this situation and stop ranting about it.

However irritating this might be we need to widen our scope of thinking for our own sake, if not for art. After all we Artists can create art at any given time which we know from deep below has the subtlety, fundamentals and more over one which you enjoyed doing.

Over the past 21 years, i’ve worked in the animation industry in numerous commercials, films including variety of different mainstream Hollywood movies like “The Golden Compass” and “Life of Pi” both of which won an Oscar and BAFTA for best visual effects in 2008 and 2013 respectively.