Photographer & Visual Artist Harsh Jani's AI Art Reimagines 1980s-Era Mumbai

Photographer & Visual Artist Harsh Jani's AI Art Reimagines 1980s-Era Mumbai
Harsh Jani

"I feel patience will get you there and make you believe in magic."

A young artist, Harsh Jani is led by the curiosity and adventure of crafting a unique existence within art. Drawing his inspirations from reality by exploring human relationships and their independent characteristics through different mediums of photography, he navigates life by capturing it in visual imagery and by traversing through distinct methods of conveying a story. 

The creative that has previously worked on AD films and prints is now exploring AI as a route to creative investigation by reimagining the old Bombay of the 1980's. Sharing his thoughts on the same with Homegrown, he explains the many inspirations that influenced him to take this journey and more. 

Who are some artists who are currently on your radar?

Silvana trevele, Bikaramjit Bose, Bharat Sikka, Farhan Hussain.

A project you wish you were a part of?

Lootera Movie and recently Qala on Netflix.

What are some things you learned while putting this project together?

Using different styles and crafting a new world is great but don't loose the charm of the real world, especially the change you create around it with your art.

Tell us about your project.

I was fascinated by the ability of AI synthesis tools to create an imaginary vision, which propelled me into researching about it further. The new medium helped me create imagery that was raw and most of all innocent. It was also a means to explore the full expanse of my creativity that has now formed an integral part of my journey as a learner.

What are some of your biggest inspirations over the years of your artistic career?

I do believe meeting other artists and fostering learning in that environment has benefited me greatly. My work also reflects a deep adoration for cinema as I always carry it in my heart, each film I watch somehow tends to help me as a storyteller.

Describe your creative process and the purpose with which you create.

I love the word process here. It keeps you going as an artist; even at times when you feel very low or you don't want to work but somehow the process in my experience makes it simple. Art is perpetually there on my mind which further inspires me to to think out of the box. My ultimate purpose is to bring good art to the masses and make them understand how our everyday memories have an ever lasting impact on us and the world. The art I create will now exist till the end of time in some internet archive and so I wish to make it meaningful.

You can follow Harsh Jani here.

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