back to top
  /    /  Sam Madhu

Sam Madhu

Sam Madhu

Meet contemporary digital artist from Mumbai, Sam Madhu.

 

Tell us a little bit about yourself.

I’m a contemporary digital artist currently based in Bombay.  My work artwork is an amalgamation of traditional Indian aesthetics from the past and futuristic elements inspired by cyberpunk culture.

 

Describe the city you’re living in and what it’s like to live there.
I currently live in Mumbai. It’s a crazy concrete jungle, a mirage of wires, satellite dishes, crows, construction, chaos, and ambition. Living here is like living in a frying pan. You’re always cooking but you taste delicious.

 

Living here is like living in a frying pan. You’re always cooking but you taste delicious.

What is the best and worst thing about living in your city?
The best thing is just the energy of 20 million people fighting to survive, but with smiles on their faces. The worst thing is the pollution.

 

Give us 3 words that describe what it’s like to be a creative in your city.

Chaotic, fiery, stimulating.

 

How did you start your career in art?
I’ve always been drawing since I was a kid. I used to skip class and draw in my notebooks when I was in school. Eventually, I went to art school and ended up working in advertising so I was exposed to the business of being an artist.

 

I’ve always been drawing since I was a kid.

Were the people around you supportive of your decision on working as a creative?

My parents are the reason I’m an artist. My mom put me in art classes when I was 6 years old. They also sent me to New York to study art and that really led to a lot of other things. There have been times when they’ve been confused about my decisions but they’ve always been supportive.

 

What are some goals and ambitions you have for your future work?

Get as experimental as possible.

 

Get as experimental as possible.

If you could collaborate with any person in the world who would it be?

Hajime Sorayama.

 

How would you describe the women around you?

Creative, independent, powerhouses.

 

Creative, independent, powerhouses.

Were there any local female creatives that you looked up to when you were growing up?

I was more into the internet art scene, I didn’t look up to anyone around me except my mother. Because she was one of the few women in my hometown running her own business.

 

Are there any challenging aspects of being a female in your industry?

Yup. The usual sexism. But I kind of use it to motivate me at this point.

 

Focus on your talent, the rest is secondary.

Do you have any advice to young women who are aspiring to work in your field?
Be nice, but not too nice. Stand your ground. Focus on your talent, the rest is secondary.

 

 

Photos courtesy of Sam Madhu

Instagram:

Category:
Date:
8