Kolkata-based Swati Pasari has always heeded her inner callings rather than following the norm. She gave up her family business as she found her calling in art to spread happiness
Swati Pasari comes across as a lively and carefree young girl. However, one look at her art shows her highly evolved, conscious, spiritual inclination and deep-rooted persona. A Marwari girl from Kolkata in her teens, coming back from Australia with a degree in business management to join her father’s business, decided against it. She found her calling in art to spread happiness. Art Soul Life magazine chats with this young and evolved artist to know more about her persona and her art.
What made you opt for art as a career?
I was never interested in number crunching and board meetings. I was more of a free bird who wanted to explore the various facets of the world, touch lives in whatever I do and spread happiness. I was inspired by my grandfather who believed in serving humanity and was running an NGO in Banaras. So in order to find my true calling, I started pranic healing and painting and before I knew it, I fell in love with both.
Can you tell us more about your art?
I have always believed in creating abstract art and my biggest influencers are subjects, rather than people. Even though most of my artworks and sculptures might seem religious, if you notice carefully, they delve more into the spiritual aspect of the world. The beauty of abstract art is that nothing is concrete, yet it is beautiful. Also, my artworks are mostly painted in bright and colourful hues which instantly radiate happiness and peace.
You started your brand at a fairly young age. How have you evolved over the years and how has the art scenario in India evolved in these years?
I started my art brand, Soulink by Swati Pasari, in the year 2007 at the age of 20, and held my first exhibition a year later. Through my art and pranic healing, I have evolved as a person, who is content and happy and that is what is reflected in my art as well. People come back to me to buy more of my art as they feel the positivity and happiness in their surroundings with my art being there. Also, over the years, I have seen more and more people appreciating art and buying not just as an investment, but looking for art that adds to the beauty of their place and changes the aura of the place.
What is your vision for Soulink?
I have travelled across the world exhibiting my all so happy artworks and sculptures. I wish to continue doing the same. Also, lately I have been part of many charity exhibitions. I would like to do more of it and contribute towards the happiness of the underprivileged. My vision is to spread happiness through my art. Swati’s collection is available in paintings of sizes 2 feet to 8 feet and sculptures in sizes 2 feet to 6 feet and can be viewed at www.swatipasari.com