Artrayal is an idea conceived in 2017 that gave wings to channelize the passion of Arts Vivek had since childhood. Despite been inquisitive about Arts, somewhere the passion couldn’t take off due to the focus on academics in the initial years and then followed by the job phase in the later. It was only until 3 years ago when the thought to have professional painting as a medium to express creativity kicked in. This set the journey of shaping Artrayal to its current form during which Vivek joined Singapore’s leading Art institute, Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA), and learned the much useful basics of Painting such as the color mixing techniques, the essence of ‘paint through your eyes and not through your mind‘ principle, the knowingness of the fact that the thoughts and emotions behind every single piece are equally important as the technicality, the behavior of how each paint tube behaves differently on canvas in terms of binding and texture and glow, the right way of using the paintbrushes, and the significance of pressure on the strokes that gives so much depth. And the most important learning of all: Practice. And have Patience.
“Painting is having something to say, and saying it in your own words.”
Vivek specializes in Acrylics and Oil medium and has created a variety of artworks that have been featured across small art galleries, cafes, and bars. Vivek’s favorite subjects are Landscapes, particularly the trees, and Buddha paintings, and uses extensive knife based technique to give a thick texture on canvas.
Vivek is currently tied up with a one-of-a-kind blockchain technology-based art gallery, Rtistiq. In past, he was tied up with Gallery Mori, Singapore’s leading art gallery. He is also active on social media platforms such as FB and Instagram under the name of 'Artrayal'.
Vivek is currently based in Singapore.