Meet Artist Dr Gattem, Guinness World Record holder for miniature artwork. On World Art Day 2021 we bring you an exclusive interview with Venkatesh Gattem, a man of creativity.
The artists speaks through their art and Venkatesh Gattem is one of those young artists with a wonderful gift.
Venkatesh Gattem, a 24-year-old can amaze you with his extrotinory micro-art. Let us celebrate World Art Day 2021 by knowing more about artist Dr Gattem.
Artist Dr Gattem – Miniature Art Work
Artist Dr Gattem uses his creativity from chalk pieces, matchsticks to toothpicks and pencils.
He has craved miniatures on pencils, sculptures and names on toothpicks. For his unique and difficult artwork, he is awarded Guinness World record in 2017 for his incredible craving of the Empire State Building on a toothpick.
When he was just 12 years old when he craved a miniature of Lord Ganesh on Bangles. He had no idea that he would become a beacon of hope for Indian youth and other budding artists. With the support from his family, he took the micro-artwork as a part of his journey.
Hobby Turned Him To Record Winning Artist
He speaking to Platocast said, “During summer vacations after 10th, I decided to become an artist by improving my basic skills. I was very much interested in the artworks even during my school days and wanted to do something unique.”
Artist Dr Gattem unknowingly found his passion for miniature art as a child while his visit to Etikoppaka artists near his home.
Artist Dr Gattem began his journey as a painter later turned into a miniature artist.
Artist Dr Gattem hailed from a small village in Visakhapatnam district. He is a son of a farmer and his mother, a housewife. He graduated from GITAM school of architecture, 2019.
He has been awarded Bharat Gaurav Award in 2015 and has been listed over five times in the Indian Book of Records. He is also been nominated for Padma Shri award in the field of artwork and social service.
Passing On His Art Learnings
Artist Dr Gattem took his artwork even more further by conducting workshops every year to give a touch of art to the youths in Government schools and rural regions. His main aim is to train the children about Micro-art and work with waste materials to create the best.
“Until now I have created more than 500 art pieces in that 250 and more are pencil artwork which has led him to achieve more than 100 awards and records.”
He is also a founder of the Venky Art Organisation, which runs art awareness programs and helps kids to explore themselves via art.
So far, he has helped over 20,000 students from government schools and underprivileged children by providing free art training.
He advising young artists said that, “Do not compare your self with others. You are unique and practice makes us perfect. Try knowing your interest and work on it. Never let failure take away your dreams.”
On this World Art Day 2021 let’s appreciate the young artists like Dr Gattem who is an inspiring self-taught artist.
Happy World Art Day to all the artist out there!