Shirsekar Siddhesh Sushil Sheetal lives in Mumbai, India. Currently working as, a Design Faculty at Vasantdada Patil Pratishthan’s College of Engineering and Visual Arts. He is also pursuing a Doctoral Program in Art and Design (Ph.D.) from India, with Bachelors (B.F.A.) and Masters (M.F.A.) (by research) from Sir Jamsetjee Jejeebhoy (J.J.) Institute of Applied Art, Mumbai, India. His specialization subjects being typography and lettering along with Advertising Art and Ideas. His aim towards the career is to strive continuously to learn and develop. He focuses on his Project through a constant emphasis on process quality and methodology to deliver superior value for others as well as own satisfaction. He aims to deliver maximum information to society through his knowledge and provide ease in the academic years to come. Having read and published more than 20+ research papers on National and International platforms with research papers published in peer-reviewed International journals under IEEE, JETIR, ICoRD, IFERP, Springer, UGC Care listed journals to name a few. His research project ‘Learning with Braille and Typography’ has got a National Award nomination. Having cleared UGC NET in Visual Art (Including Drawing ,Painting/Sculpture). He has a book registered with copyright with the title ‘Learning with Braille and Typography’ and he has received numerous academic and professional awards like Maulana Abdul Kalam Azad Excellence Award-on National Education Day 2020 with (AICTE) and Shikshak Kalyaan Foundation, Global Teacher Award, Rashtriya Shiksha Ratna Award, The Global Teaching Excellence Award, Global Teacher Role Model Award to name few. Working as a volunteer Art Director since 2012-2019 at Bookwallah Org. where their vision is to transform the lives of orphans and children of trauma by sharing the gift of imagination and healing with storybooks His paintings are in the collection in Bangalore, Mumbai, Chicago, Osaka. He has also received Maharashtra State Awards for Painting which reflects inner beauty and strengths. This artwork reflects various living creatures are with harmony with the different layers of nature which are embodied in the composition. Therefore, we should start appreciating nature as he has faith in giving back what we acquire.
We asked him a few questions about how his work matches the vision of our gallery, for which we are presenting the answer to you with his work.
QUESTION 10- DO YOU EVER THINK THE IMPORTANCE OF ZERO WASTE, HOW TO CREATE WASTE - FREE ALTERNATIVES, AND THEN CREATE YOUR ARTWORK.
that we live in a society where there are good and bad designs, but it is on
one’s perception what suites for himself. For this, I would like to quote
German-British statistician and economist E. F. Schumacher of the book Small
is Beautiful – “What is at stake is not economies but culture,
not (just) the standard of living, but the quality of life” When people are
at leisure they adore art, not everybody has museums or art galleries on their
to-do list. My question here, why is it so, is it they don’t like appreciating
beauty or aesthetics? We need to inculcate the concept of appreciation. May that be not just land up in an art gallery, it can be anywhere. It is possible
to reduce-reuse-restore but certain things we need to accept as they are and
try to come with a way out. Let me add with the help of designing-engineering
and technology we are doing fantastic jobs! I am sure having zero-waste is an
excellent concept but concurrently we need to understand that how many
industries, job opportunities we might lose as millions are supporting their
lives on it. Maybe we need to channelize those energies first and then yes
maybe we can think about waste-free alternatives. By the time we comprehend it
will be too late. As likely stated by French anthropologist and ecologist
Claude Lévi-Strauss- “The world began without man, and it will complete
itself without him.” As an academician,
designer, and artist I feel we need to do out a bit either as
poetry, dance, designing, cooking, whatever interests you and not just be a
fly on the wall. We carry our soul and conscience wherever we go and we
have the opportunity to do what we want and face our consequences. Respect not
just the artist but a human within him because he is doing his job right!"
Many of his works are made on recycled cardboard and handmade paper. At the same time, he also inpires his students to make their own artwork with waste, recycled and found materials as far as possible . We truly appreciate his effort towards eco friendly artwork.