Hi! I’m Harman, an architect turned full-time resin artist. The world of design has always fascinated me, and I have been inspired by a multitude of experiences that I have been lucky enough to go through. I spent five years of my life studying architecture, after which I went to the incredible town of Auroville for a year-long internship. It was here that I was first introduced to the aesthetic of resin art, and how it works. When I came back home to Delhi, I started working full-time as an architect but continued to dabble in resin art as a hobby.
The ultra clear resin material was so fascinating that I couldn’t stop creating.
At that point, I didn't even know that resin pearl pigments was available in India. I used to order from an international brand. But as I continued creating, with every new piece of art I made, I became more and more fascinated with the properties of this fairly unheard of material.
As my journey with resin art began, I learnt an incredible deal from every pour. I must’ve wasted so much resin in my journey to learn, I made a million mistakes but eventually, I found my place.
I found my aesthetic.
I left my job, and made this “hobby” my livelihood . A friend was setting up an art market, and invited me to display some of the works I have created. That experience truly did change my life because of the adoration I saw. I couldn’t believe people liked what I made.This acknowledgment gave me the push, the validation made me believe that I can do it.
This was when I saw that the BohriAli team was hiring and took the next flight out to Pune. During my time at BohriAli, I created so much cool art and became a part of their family. They provide the best epoxy resin for crafts, along with a range of resin pigments such as powdered pigments and pearl pigments that can take your artwork to the next level and help you create stunning masterpieces.
I cannot stress enough the importance of using premium-quality materials to not only enhance your art, but also create a successful livelihood doing what you love.
You can explore from an array of premium-quality products that BohriAli offers in its online store:
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My advice to aspiring artists is to know that there is a massive influx of resin artists, but only a few are using the form tastefully. There is a market, and the market allows you to become stable if you define your work and ideology well.
Using Instagram, building your network and displaying your work is key.
Another important lesson I have learned is that although the client comes with a photograph of what they want, it is critical to remember your identity as an artist. Add elements that make it you. That makes it evident that this piece of art was created by you.
I learnt what my aesthetic is as I began artistry, I discovered that I loved the look of amoebic canvases and bases and disliked structured corners. I used a bunch of resin pigments, and experimented in the beginning to eventually find out that I love how clear resin looks.With time, over the years you realise that your art is always an extension of you.
I learnt about how brilliant ultra clear resin looks during lockdown, when I ran out of pigments and tried to render resin with kitchen waste.
You never know when inspiration will find you, you never know what will define your art. However, through your journey creating make sure you do and create what you love, and I am sure it will translate.
In conclusion, my journey as a resin artist has taught me the importance of experimentation, perseverance, and finding my unique aesthetic. Using the best epoxy resin for crafts such as those provided by BohriAli helped me create high-quality art. With the support of a community like BohriAli and their premium-quality material, artists can showcase their work and can take their creations to the next level and create a successful livelihood doing what they love.
About the Author: Harman Taneja
Harman Taneja, studied architecture from University School of architecture and planning. She then interned in Auroville for a year. She started her brand, Harman Taneja in 2018, where she used resin as a medium to pour out her emotions. Today, Harman is a renowned resin artist and her brand has over 3500 followers!