The Passionate Professional

Wednesday, July 05, 2017

Sandeep Sinha, IT Professional with Tech Mahindra

Information Technology is his profession, while Art is his passion. That best describes the Pune based Sandeep Sinha, who recently created a masterpiece of art that consists of 945 miniature paintings, of 1cm x 1cm each, based on Life and Global Warming on a single canvas measuring 14” x11” feet, which got his name into the Limca Book of Records. In conversation with Dominic Rebello, he speaks about how he devotes energy to both his profession and passion and as a consequence adequately de-stresses himself

Your work as an IT Professional would be highly demanding. Then how do you pursue art?
For the past 6 years, I have been working for Tech Mahindra and I must say, the work environment is very employee friendly. But, I follow a daily routine to calm my mind. Stress begins in our minds via a thought. Thus, an important key to neutralizing stress is to fuel our minds with more positive, happy, gratitude-filled thoughts. A consistent meditation practice even if it’s only five minutes a day may help to control the thoughts that can trigger stress. Painting is like meditation to me, the colours soothe me. All of my paintings are made in a deep meditative state.

You were recently named in the Limca Book of Record among other awards you have won. Your comments?
I like to experiment with my work because that gives me motivation. I can easily get bored if I am going to restrict myself to one form of art. The reason I chose the miniature paintings style is because as a kid, I wanted to create something unique – a piece of art which will bring global recognition to my country and I did it.

Would you ever consider giving up your career as an IT professional and became a full-time Artist?
I believe in the power of now. Right now, I just want to create balance between both my worlds. The future has a way of arriving unannounced.

What do your paintings reflect?
I somehow believe that I am an old soul and that’s why spirituality impresses me a lot. Painting is like a medium to communicate with others,  bringing forth for them hidden meaning of life. An artist must be very sensitive to his inner feelings and senses. The best way to see the world is with Your Eyes Shut. Nothing of the outside world inspires me. I go inside myself and then creativity flows out. When I do an artwork it’s based on my emotions, it’s based on how I feel.

Do you think Art can be considered as a good investment?
Art is appreciation of beauty, creativity and the energy of life which flows naturally. An artist may capture this force through various mediums into a pure and pristine form. A bright painting on a wall can change the entire atmosphere of a room. Imagine buying a painting for a few thousand and a few years later it’s worth millions. That happens most often. But the best part of the investment is the appreciation of the artist's creativity. So yes I think art is not only a good investment, but is vital to making the world a better place to live.

Where do you see yourself five years down the road?
I want to covey the hidden truth of spirituality and life’s journey to the entire human race. I also want to represent my country on  the world Art map. To achieve this I want to paint every single day, and try to learn something new, or push myself a little farther each day.

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