Winner (2nd Runners Up) of Durga Puja Art Contest 2k20- Naina Agarwal

As most of you must know, WeekendTrivia hosts an annual Durga Puja contest every year and this year the contest was divided into two categories – Photography and Art. We received an overwhelming response from all of you and we are immensely grateful for that.

Today we are interviewing the Winner – 1st Runners up of the Art category: Naina Agarwal. You can follow her on Instagram – @colorclaycanvas. Please read on to know more about her.

We thank our Art judge – Soma Chakraborty Debnath (@somafolkart) , our Art Feature page – @soulful.artists and our Sponsor – Bong Photography for helping and supporting us in this endeavour.

Naina Agarwal

Q. Congratulations on winning the Durga Puja Contest 2020. How does it feel?

A. It feels great to get showcased on such a platform and your work getting recognised by the revered judges; its truly inspiring.

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Q. Tell us a bit about yourself and what made you open an artpage?

A. I am Naina Agarwal, an artist by profession. I am keen on learning and exploring new art forms because art pleases my mind and soul like nothing else. There is no better way of meditation than practising an artform. I have opened this art page @colorclaycanvas to showcase my work to the world because in this digital era there is no better platform than social media.

Q. Is being an artist your full time profession or do you work elsewhere?

A. I  am a full time artist.

Q. What would you consider your biggest achievement so far?

A. My biggest achievement is my painting getting selected for Lalit Kala Academy a few years back; and rest is the praise and appreciation I receive from people for my work. I guess, there is much more for me to achieve.

Q.  What  is your favourite medium to work upon? And your favourite work tools?

A.  I have always been intrigued by traditional art forms and sculptures. I am a person bound to my roots and I love making traditional art forms in a different way that is uniquely mine. I love working on wood panels, acrylic and ceramic.

Q. When you start a new piece of art, how do you get the inspiration for it?

A. Anything different and unique which involves intricate detailing and focus really appeals to me. I get to learn and improvise with everything I create and that is what motivates me to go on.

Q. Who are your biggest influences?

A.  My biggest influence is our cultural heritage and mother nature. We are surrounded by inspiration, everything and anything  that stimulates a sense of motivation be it a place, an object or nature.

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Q. Which current art world trends are you following, if any?

A. The current art world trend I am experimenting on is resin and sculpture paste.

Q. Apart from being an artist,what are your hobbies?

A. Apart from art I love doin gardening and nature photography.

Q. Please share your experience with different brands/projects you have worked with?

A. Well, I have really loved and enjoyed taking up new projects since I have always learnt and improvised with each one.

Q. There are  a lot of shoddy people on social media who either ……?

A. Yes, it does affect my mental peace for a while but I try ignoring them since I believe that till the time you are determined to stay positive, such negativities are not going to bother you or your work.

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Q. What are your future plans for…..?

A. My future plan is to create my own brand and getting my work recognised by the world. As for my page, I am still putting efforts to make it better everyday.

Q.Lastly, any word for our blog….?

A. For Weekend Trivia I would like to express my gratitude and appreciation because they are doing a great work.Its an amazing platform for all sort of interest be it travel, lifestyle, photography,or art. And much more.

Thank you for participating in our contest and team WeekendTrivia wishes you all the best for all your future endeavours

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