Occasionally you come across a person who says things like, “I used to paint/sing/dance”, people who threw in the towel, because they couldn’t find that precious balance between work and passion. Listening to Kalpesh, one gets the impression that he’s doing a fine job balancing both.
"I’ve always been making art, but it was my spirituality that bought me closer to calligraphy." Though he has been a calligraphy artist only for three years, it’s only a matter of time before other calligraphers start citing Salim Khan as one of their influences.
He began sketching at the age of ten, went on to get a degree in fine arts and is now a successful freelance illustrator and artist conducting international Caricature Workshops and giving TEDx talks. So maybe letting your kids chase their dreams can’t be that bad…right?
Sirf likna nahi hain” is what the voice over the phone tells me. The voice belongs to Avinash Kharat, one of India's many calligraphers. A lot of people think that it is just writing in a fancy and floral way. For Avinash, it is a vast yet tragically overlooked ocean.