Deeganto Joardar has been drawing from as far back as he can remember. "Everyone draws when they're children, but then there's a point when they just stop," Deeganto reflects mildly. "I just didn't."
He graduated as an architect this year, is currently working with Digital Dubba and is freelancing as well. In the past, he has worked with the likes of The Glitch, A Little Anarky Films, Flint Architecture and Phantom Films, to name just a few.
HG: Which are some of your biggest inspirations over the years of your artistic career?
Everything is an inspiration now really. And I really do mean everything. But as a child it was classical renaissance paintings and sculpture, comics, novels, cartoons, movies and computer games.
Slowly started incorporating music, science, architecture and psychedelics. Everything I look at now can be an inspiration for something. Everything has something in it waiting to be found.
HG: Could you tell us more about the thought process behind the artwork you made us?
The work is titled 'Windowstill'.
The work captures the moment when everything comes to a momentary standstill. The city and it's chaos is a distant blur. And the subject's mind is decluttered.
It was actually made when I finally got some breathing space by myself.
HG: Who are some of your most inspirational artists in India and abroad? I know that you have various inspirations , but if you can share a few would be great.
My biggest inspiration has been my mother. As an artist herself, she taught me how to learn and through her I have understood what art is.
Next would be Ajit Rao, through whom I learnt the importance of studying anatomy as a science and then implementing it.
You're right, I have had too many artists as inspirations but to mention a few of my current inspirations:
Trejoe Peters von Sperling
Jonas De Ro
HG: If you could work with the Indian government for an art project that you get to suggest and lead, what would that be?
As a matter of fact, I did work for the Indian Government. I did illustration work for a book on Bihar Tourism.
HG: What are your future plans ? Any projects you would like to kick off or possibly work for a big art house?
I want to do concept art for a sci-fi game/movie. I might apply for a course in Entertainment Design at Gnomon School of Visual Effects in Hollywood.
This is one of my favourites from 2011. Took around a week to make it spending an hour or 2 so everyday. Or something. Usually I don't spend more than a day on an artwork. Drew everything from scratch on photoshop. Tried using soft brushes for the first time. I had a reference for the human but no phototracing/bashing. No reference for the mecha part. This is the closest to realism I've come to.
This one was part of a 30-day drawing challenge. There was a topic for everyday of the month. The idea was to explore different drawing styles and draw outside your comfort zone. This particular topic was: "Your most recent dream."
'Neurosis' - A lot of my personal favourites are unfinished doodles in my sketchbook. This was part of my late night ramblings during one of those consecutive sleepless nights.
HG: Quick question round:
One track your currently listening to?
CAFO - Animals as Leaders
An artwork you wished you did?
When I wish to do an artwork, I do it.
An art project you wish you were a part of?
None in particular, really.
Your favourite munchies?
Paint or wacom bamboo?