Artist of the Month October 2016
Each month we choose one of the fantastic artists represented on our website to be our Artist of the Month.
Our October 2016 Artist of the Month is Chandrakant Patel. Chandrakant is one of ten artist who the Outside In team will be representing at the Outsider Art Fair in Paris, 20-25 October 2016. Chandrakant is studio artist at ActionSpace www.actionspace.org. Staff at ActionSpace worked with Chandrakant to answer the questions below.
What inspires your art?
Chandrakant was brought up in India. His work seems inspired by his Indian heritage with his absract intricate designs and use of bold bright colours.
What process do you go through when you are creating a piece?
Chandrakant works intuitively; building lines and shapes organically, responding to the previous line laid down. He combines different media to build dense forms and interlocking shapes.
Has being a part of Outside In been beneficial for you? If so, how?
Taking part in the Paris Outsider Art Fair is the first opportunity Chandrakant has had through Outside In. Hopefully this will be the first of many exhibiting opportunities.
What is next for you as an artist?
Chandrakant continues to develop his artwork at the ActionSpace South London Studio at Studio Voltaire. He will be showcasing more of his work at the Wandsworth Fringe Festival in 2017.