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The Fresh List 2010
Interviews by Supriya Nair, Sohiny Das and Sohini Datta. Photographs by Farrokh Chothia, Ritam Banerjee, Amit Dey and Nilesh Acharekar. Styling by Nirali Mehta
Published: Volume 18, Issue 1, January, 2010

They’re the here. They’re the now. In our annual salute to New Age talent, Verve unveils the edgiest and brightest faces to watch out for this year

Aaditi Joshi
artist, 30

Hometown: Mumbai

Inspiration: My own work.

On art as a vocation: Art is what I do best. It’s l’art pour l’art for me all the way. I do not paint to be successful. I just dedicate myself to my work for the sheer joy of it

A day in the life: It is spent in the studio in the warm company of my paintbrushes. An artist’s work is never done. I am always thinking about my work even when not in the studio. But I also like to travel.

Art heroes: The late V.S. Gaitonde, Sudhir Patwardhan, Johan Pijnappel, Girish Shahane, Bose Krishnamachari, Atul Dodiya and Jitish Kallat.

One thing you want to change about the art industry: I think the industry needs to focus on young, lesser-known artists and tap into the wealth of their talent. People go too much by others’ opinions in this field, when the art should speak for itself.

Support system: I believe in myself. That is a lot of self-help.

Best concert memory: Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia in 1999 in a classroom, during college. It was magical.

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