Curated by Paul Smith & Friends // meet Meghna Prakash
15 oct 2014 by Nur El Shami
In celebration of Frieze Art Fair 2014, art:i:curate teams with Paul Smith to host an innovative exhibition of work by emerging London-based artists that combines Mayfair’s deep-rooted art heritage with the digital world’s trail-blazing creative community.
Open to all, by registering at articurate.net, everyone has the opportunity to express their creativity in front of an audience of both art fans and the industry’s elite.
India born Paris based Meghna Prakash charms us with her very own concept of happiness.
Profession: Corporate Lawyer, by day (nomad, by heart)
Secret profession or as a kid I wanted to be: Everything - an architect because my mom is an interior designer and I wanted to open a firm with her, a vet because I would bring home every puppy I came across on the street. Now I would personally love to have a super power - time travel is on top of the list.
AIC: How would you describe your own personal aesthetic?
MP: I prefer the abstract and a certain colour palette, things that are quirky and stand out.
AIC: How would your friends describe your personality?
MP: Probably determined. Maybe overly so sometimes!
AIC: What inspires you?
AIC: Who's your hero?
MP: Don't know that I have one, a lot of people have had a strong influence on my life.
AIC: Do you consider yourself a collector? If so, what do you collect?
MP: I collect books (I buy more than I finish reading).
AIC: What's your most precious possession?
MP: My books. I haven't bought myself any furniture because I'm worried if I ever move, the movers won't have space for my books.
AIC: What does the term 'curating' mean to you?
MP: I think it signifies a certain philosophy and imparting in a way that makes it accessible to others - be it art or music.
AIC: Why did you get involved in this project?
MP: Because there's always something that catches my eye and when I browse through art:i:curate. It's a good starting point for collecting, once the time is right.
AIC: How do you usually take art in?
MP: Exhibitions, and online browsing.
AIC: Describe Paul Smith in three words.
MP: Charming, colourful, English.
AIC: Tell me something about yourself - anything.
MP: On a grey, rainy day (that Paris has plenty of) my idea of happiness is a cup of hot chocolate, a great playlist and wandering the recesses of my mind as I stare out my window.