Since early childhood, drawing has been Krishen Maurymoothoo's unwavering passion. His artistic talents extended far and wide, as he eagerly created art for friends, family, and even neighbors. The appreciation he received fueled his drive, leading him to participate and triumph in numerous drawing competitions during his school years. These early victories fortified his willpower, bolstered his self-confidence, and laid the groundwork for his future successes.Krishen pursued his love for the arts by dedicating five years to studying Fine Arts at the MGI. This academic journey opened doors, culminating in his selection to work as a cartoonist at Jadoma Film Ltd. His hunger for creative competition only intensified, propelling him into countless local, regional, and international logo and poster competitions. Krishen's exceptional talent garnered him an impressive collection of prizes and awards, both locally and on the global stage, earning him widespread recognition.His professional journey bore fruit as he secured multiple advertising awards at local and regional advertising festivals. With a rich and diverse career spanning 28 years in the advertising and design industry, Krishen now holds the esteemed position of Senior Art Director at FCBCREAD Mauritius.Today, Krishen Maurymoothoo takes immense pride in the remarkable journey he has traversed. His path, which began with humble origins, has been marked by unceasing hard work and an unwavering commitment to lifelong learning. The adventure continues, with Krishen's artistic spirit burning brighter than ever.
We recently caught up with Krishen after High Art 2023 to learn more about his most recent inspirations:
Where do you find your creative inspiration?
Alone in nature.
Why do you do what you do?
MY PASSION AND LOVE FOR DESIGN
What art/artist do you most identify with?
What themes do you pursue the most?
What role does an artist have in society?
To create ideas and emotions that will help us better understand our world and ourselves by inspiring change.
What is your artistic outlook on life?
Making a design product that I create comes to life.
What advice would you give to your younger self?
We create what we want and work towards making it come to life. Everything we think of resonates and becomes real if we focus on the thought.
Do you listen to music while you are creating? If yes, share the song and artist that you listen to while creating art.
Louis Armstrong - What a wonderful world
What's the best thing about being an artist?
Being an artist can make a difference in the world by sharing my perspective. Art can inspire change and make people feel happy in their day to day life.
What is your dream project?
To create a top Brand for T-shirt.
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