Rouble Nagi – a passionate & artistic being brought her colours to Dubai!
“Her work has so much soul.” – Sushmita Sen
Award Winning Indian artist and mural designer; Rouble Nagi displayed her new collection “Strokes of Strength” in Dubai, lately. Comprising of sixty pieces all hued in passion and painted with love; created a fervid impact on the viewers. The inspiration was borrowed heavily from nature, where the mood was audacious and the message was crisp and the scene was beautiful. The essence of colours was beautifully utilized to portray sentiments and realisms to the world. To get the real spirit of Rouble’s colourful world; I with my friend, went ahead to have a thorough conversation over a cup of coffee with Rouble.
As we asked our very first question, the intro; the enthusiasm was at its peak. While sipping coffee, we were trying to understand this beautiful lady with such a colourful soul. Rouble knitted her story in a précis by saying: “I am an artist, muralist and a sculptural. I practice many different mediums. I do what I like to do, when it comes to art, when it comes to murals. Art is something that I love; I think I was born to be an artist. Creativity feeds my appetite of life. My art gives me the passion and spirit to move ahead.”
As she mentioned, that she was born to be an artist, we couldn’t resist ourselves to know more about her childhood.
Rouble’s smile was mystifying, as she recalled her innocent yet vivacious childhood, “My childhood is still fresh in my mind as it is filled with such blossoming memories. I was born in an army family and still one of my brothers is serving in the army. As my dad always used to say “one of my sons should wear the uniform.” As an army officer’s daughter, I have traveled so much; in fact my art is truly inspired by my travel. Because I believe in one thing, to create something beautiful, inspiration comes from life.”
Rouble’s colorful journey made us curious to know more and more about her inspiration and her inspiration was truly one divine thought.
Rouble said, “I love meeting good people, I love people smiling. I love experimenting, I enjoy mixing mediums; I adorn bright colours, happiness, joy, that’s the spirit behind my art. That’s what my paintings’ portray. That’s what I relish about my work. I feel positive when I am indulging into my work. I feel alive. To paint you need to have an inspiration. For murals, I am working round the clock. I am on 44 projects right now. This series, Strokes of strength is very close to my heart, as I painted them, when I was expecting. I traveled around Europe for about six months, that’s when I painted.
It’s not about your age; it’s about your passion. Art is actually in my blood.
Rouble works for Women Empowerment in India and her soulful work is not only the medium to earn her bread and butter, but she is actually working for the betterment of the future. She teaches art in slum areas, not to gain popularity, but to paint it beautifully to make it a meaningful future. She is indeed a very strong woman, but she gives a huge chunk of credit to her man, her life partner.
“My husband is very inclined towards art; he has a huge collection of art, actually few master pieces in his ancestral house. He always told me that ‘Rouble you have a fine, colourful mind with such positive soul, you are a self-taught artist but still you need to polish yourself more’, that’s why I went to London to complete my degree. He was the one to pump me and he supported me in every walk of life. Till date I do short courses and even I teach in some of the art colleges, as there are very few colleges who actually teaches murals.”
“My work is a fusion of creativity and sleepless nights. My love for art is never ending.”
With so much legendary experience, we could not let her go without an advice for our future artists. With love and smile, she simply said,
“Paint with open heart. See the world with positive and blissful attitude. Respect yourself and spread the love. There are only two options fight or give up, I say fight – why give up!”