Srinagar, Sep 25: A 26-year-old self-taught artist, Bisma Yaseen is mesmerizing everyone with her art. She appealed the government to provide more platforms to encourage the youth.
Yaseen has been interested in art since school days. She possesses a strong sense of art and forward thinking that is consistently displayed across all her art pieces.
Talking to the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), she said that Art forms give her a higher satisfaction in emotional release than simply managing emotions on their own. “Art allows her to have a cathartic release of pent-up emotions either by creating work or by witnessing and pseudo-experiencing what she sees in front of her,” she added.
She thinks that Art surrounds life; it has existed as long as man has. It is a huge part of our culture, which shapes our ideas, and vice versa, and provides us with a deeper understanding of emotions, self-awareness, and more. “Artistic ability includes skills and talent to create fine works of art: painting, drawing, sculpting, musical composition, etc,” she said.
“Creative ability is the skill and talent to use our imagination to create and solve. A creative artist is probably a better artist. But, you don’t have to be an artist to be creative,” Yaseen said.
“I am completely a self-taught artist, it is born in me, I have never learned it from anyone or anywhere. Sketching, painting, and calligraphy are all I have been passionate about throughout my life, while being busy with studies, I have loved and done every work related to art so easily. If you are disciplined, then you can achieve anything as a self-taught artist that a trained artist could achieve. In fact, formal art training can be restrictive to the learning of some artists, who may be better suited to the self-taught path. Anyone can be an artist, but you can recognize a great artist by how their work makes others feel. Art at its core should make you feel something,” Bisma Yaseen said.
She further added that she had to choose a different stream only because of the reasons of owning quite negligible mediums for the same here. “Maximum people here, who are interested and passionate in making a career in this field either have to move out of state, number of which are minimum, or have to keep it within and split their ways from it because they cannot make it their profession,” she said.
“I too had no concept of carrying it as a profession or study related to it that time, as here, our society, our elders just focus on us to opt for the carriers that are quite common and have been passing on to heritages. I too had to choose the same wherein I recently completed a professional Bachelor’s degree from Jamia Hamdard University. But I was too attached towards born art that’s why I had to put it forward,” she said.
“I urge the government to provide more and more mediums and forums and be a support and encourage the youth. It is the government that can support and encourage art and artists so that we can make it a profession and youth will also be attracted towards it,” she added.
Bisma has recently completed professional Bachelor’s degree from Jamia Hamdard University New Delhi—(KNO)