1) What work do you most enjoying doing?
Artist have been bearing the defamation of being lazy for ages and I am no exception. What I enjoy doing is not really something I call ‘work’ that’s soul food. I am an artist and singer needless to mention I enjoy painting and singing. Other than that I love to read, write blogs, create digital content and ofcourse eat good food.
2) How come you navigated into the art world?
I was a notorious kid that could be tamed only by playing music. I was brought up in a so called joint family where the responsibility of the child only belonged to get parents, but to the world we were brand ambassadors of Hum saath Saath hai. My mother had no option but to become a homemaker after child birth and my father was the earning member. So my mother noticed that my notorious nature could be tamed if she plays music. But in those days mixed tapes required side change Cassette change e.t.c so my mother used to find that a little difficult. She discovered that paper and pencil could keep me sane for hours and more. So the journey of scribbling started at a very tender age.With time, training vocational training made me enriched and Art became my soul food like I sing for audience but I paint for myself. And little did I know that the bridge of my self connecting journey would be loved and appreciated this much.
3) Share the story of first break of your life
My first break story connects my personal life on countless levels. During my college days Gajendra Verma’s heart touching number Emptiness rose to fame and I came up with a rendition of the same “Tere Bina” . This had a parallel connection I completed a painting of a lonely lady that how the compilation idea came. I jotted the lyrics and compiled the song. This is how my first break came and the painting went Viral as well.
This first break had adverse effect on my life as the guy I was dating felt I have been faking indirect story of my life’s emptiness just for attention. He felt threatened. I know it is a very cheap thing to do but my upbringing never taught me to measure people by their action. The only reason I made terrible mistakes having choosen companions. This first break had joy and shock amulgamated only to teach me a lesson. “Wake up Soumita!”
4) Who is your idol? Share about your support systems
Frida and just Frida, she is such a pillar of strength , power house of talent and agony resistant women. She is the one that had Radha’s warmth in love and Rukmini’s dedication. I am also a huge admirer of Salvador Dali.
I pursued degree in Architecture, when I was in school Dr. Palash Sen of Euphoria used to be my idol. He is the one who taught that even after completing your studies you can make a mark in entertainment industry. After entering the world of art Indian Painters like Jogen Choudhary and Wasim Kapur were my inspirations.
Support system is something I always say means a lot. My father Swapan Saha is an eminent exponent of Tagore Music he has supported me through thick and thins. My mother Madhumita Saha who is an eminent critic moulded me to whatever I am today. She is a very simple woman with heart of queen that can be soft and tough as per the depth of situations. My mother always supported me in every phase of life. My fiance Agniv Chatterjee is amazing as a human being and a very very supporting person. He is a software engineer and nearly understands very little about my genre yet he is always the ine radiating positive vibes.
My friends circle consist of amazing people that are real gems and one of them is Singer and Eminent producer Sarbajit Ghosh who is like brother to me.
5) What’s your favorite creation till today that you loved the most
“Aberrant” this particular painting is very close to my heart as I could convey a lot through this Painting. When it up for Exhibition I found many of my artist friends obsessed with the same. I think that’s what makes it worth the tag “Favourite”.
6) Do you think social media had positive effect on artist’s career?
I wouldn’t like to sound pessimistic but the key to find positive effect is limiting your expectations. If you are looking for appreciation that the best thing social networking can help you with. You work reaches a lot of people your work catch people’s attention. But if you are expecting to sell through this platform, disappointment is inevitable.
7) What was the best quality that you learned during lockdown?
Minimalistic lifestyle, self care, work from home got us all time that we can invest on ourselves.
8) Let us know about your upcoming work
My upcoming work shall include tribute to tagore, that’s coming on May. I have a plan for world art day project as well.
9) On this closing note, share your success mantra to our readers
The best thing about success is when you hungry for success it take a long time to arrive but when you are focusing on improving quality of your work success arrives faster. If you are money minded and always bothered about you standard of living, life style your corporate friends can afford and you can’t don’t go for art or performing arts. It will fail to give you a life that is instagram worthy. If you want to focus on performing arts or art focus on the quality of work money will come . Yes it takes time but when you hit the right chord money cones and brings along a Google search worthy personality.