Looking at the ‘big picture’: Shreya Varakhedkar

For this artist, Shreya, painting is as important as her daily routine.

By Author  |  Published: 2nd May 2019  12:10 amUpdated: 2nd May 2019  10:04 am
Shreya Varakhedkar
Shreya Varakhedkar

Art is the purest form of self-expression. Living in an era of forced ideological teaching, there are a very few artists who live for its purest form. One such artist is Shreya Varakhedkar, a 22-year-old painter who has her own philosophy of ideating art in a broader picture.

Wall art at 84 Anjuna shack

Believing art is all about personifying thought in a manner which everybody can relate to in their own meta narratives, Shreya says, “I start working on every wall or a canvas with a clear mind and fill it with ideas that develop over along the way. The ideas which I generate are usually inspired by nature. That inspiration is key to my productivity and creativity for which I constantly travel and just keep painting. When it comes to patterns and colours, I associate them with my moods, and every mood is associated with a colour.”


And, she doesn’t consider what she does as work, rather it’s as inherent to her, as any other activity she does during the day. “I started my painting career four years ago, along with my friends and with every project, I grew as an artist. I still remember, it was in April 2017 that we (Art Gravity) were working on a government project in which we were supposed to paint on three buildings in Warangal without any labour support. And yet, we managed to pull it off. It has been a learning curve for me and there is still a lot to learn. I try incorporating various subjects with art such as music, sacred geometry and 3D art to create something new and fresh. Currently, I’m working on my album comprising of 100 paintings on sacred geometry and 3D art.”

Until now, she has done wall installations in 84 Anjuna Shack, Filmy Junction, Tales over Spirit and various other places in Hyderabad and other places in Bengaluru and Goa. You can check out her art on her Instagram handle @shreyavarakhedkar