( Alessandra Giorda) Among the most important artists on international landscapes, Sijin Gopinathan stands out for his creativity and excellent skill. His drawings are precious ! Sijin is highly passionate UI Designer and Illustrator, based in Dubai. Needless to say he is sensitive to art and designs. His goal is to become the most sought after designer. In an industry, that caters to design interfaces for the Web, Mobile App, Brand Identity, illustration or painting, he wants to leave his impression.
In the interview to follow he tells with passion his work and next goals.
Will you describe your job, please?
I'm Sijin Gopinathan Im an Artist by passion and User Interface(Web/Mobile app) Designer by profession. The creative field is always a challenge for new artists. Usually at the beginning, we need a proper guidance for choosing the path. I'm so fortunate to have a guide, my mentor Mr. Reghunathan, who guided me properly.
But here in Dubai, the situation was very different. I saw a varieties of art forms from different nationalities and honestly, the healthy competition was really high. At that point, I realised, the regular art forms can't be noticeable and hence decided to carve and develop a trademark style, as a result iam getting good opportunities now.
Do you a have a favorite painting?
All the works I did are my favourites because I do have my soul in each and every peace of drawings I did. I was fortunate to saw many paintings from the great Artist "Raja Ravi Varma"from my childhood itself. His works inspired me to do real and fantasy themed paintings. But now I'm concentrated in Mural/Doodle art and some contemporary abstract painting.
Where do you get inspiration for your paintings?
Iam a keen observer of the nature, society and cultural diversities of the people who surrounds me. Most of my works are a real depiction that reflects from the same. Some of my works including the "Mother Nature, Motherhood, The Vision, Gift of Life, the Saint etc are the real life characters. My style of artwork is a mix of Fantasy and Realism in a positive way, and I want to spread the positive vibes through my artworks. My home country India has a rich source of culture and has more than 2000 years of traditional growth and all these are more enough to inspire an artist like me. Moreover, the most inspiring quote from Van Gogh - "I dream my painting and I paint my dream"