Mehak Jain is a blockchain enthusiast, media personality, and entrepreneur. She has worked for many years in the field of advertising.

CryptoArt Sundays: Interview with Mehak Jain

Art enthusiasts, welcome to CryptoArt Sundays! This week, I’m thrilled to introduce you to Mehak Jain, an amazing Indian artist.

His creations are imbued with a feeling of enchantment, wonder, and mystical undertones. Mehak is a storyteller and a seeker of knowledge. Among all of his artistic endeavors, he has a huge interest for chess.

Let’s dig right in and learn more about his NFT experience!

What drew you to construct your own NFTs and how did you learn about the NFT space?

Before NFTs, I was a conventional artist who was contacted by someone on my Facebook art page in February 2020 who informed me about NFTs. I was somewhat aback by the thought of selling JPEGs. I honestly assumed it was a hoax and sought for tools to learn more about this strange planet.

And as I looked further and connected with others in this environment, I realized that this is where I want to be. Everyone’s interest, as well as the friendly environment and encouraging individuals, was so unusual and refreshing. I like being a part of the community, and it quickly became a place where I felt at ease sharing and discussing my work.

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How frequently do you make something?

Now I’m a sluggish maker. I used to produce three to four pieces every month in 2020, but now I only do one work per month. It’s something I consider to be creative development. It is good to be able to devote so much time to one project.

My creative process has also gotten more difficult, as I now examine every little aspect, delve into the depths of any emotion, attempt to comprehend it, experiment with it, and only then do I believe I am capable of producing it. Every task makes me feel like I’m progressing as a person. And that effort should demonstrate progress.

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How do you go about coming up with ideas?

My sources of inspiration are my own life and the individuals I contact with. Every trip, every encounter, every little deed has the ability to teach us a lot. Our brain is a puzzle that we are still trying to solve. The unconscious mind, in particular. Every day, we grow, and all I can do is visualize it.

My method is straightforward: 1) Observe 2) Make a list of your emotions and triggers 3) Conduct research; 4) learn from every detail; 5) be objective when producing; 6) keep artwork accessible to all viewpoints and interpretations.

The objective of art, in my opinion, is to offer a secure environment for people to discover their own solutions. My purpose isn’t to teach how to solve a problem, but to allow others to find that problem and participate in the process. Through art, they may become closer to themselves. To be able to see themselves in the circumstance, identify with it, and realize they aren’t alone.

We all have our own personal demons to battle. Because our behaviors and cognitive processes, even the most little ones, are based on learned patterns, it is critical to understand why we do what we do.

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Do you have any CryptoArtists with whom you’d want to collaborate?

Xcopy, Matt Kane, Josie Bellini, Pak, to name a few.

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What do you believe CryptoArt’s future will be like?

I believe we are still in the early stages. I think that each artist will have their own contract, and that the platform will have a lot more things to provide. Async Art, for example, allows artists to experiment with the medium in new ways.

The engagement of collectors throughout the whole process is one of the most unique aspects of CryptoArt. More creativity in combining the three (art, producers, and collectors) for an artwork, in my opinion, is the way of the future. A viewer completes the artwork, and I believe it would be lovely to see if that viewer could make a mark on it. I don’t mean real creation when I say “mark,” but rather a symbolic blockchain assertion of it. For the time being, I regard an owner’s ability to update a layer on async to constitute that message.

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What are you working on right now?

Hmm, this year I’m planning to concentrate on two big topics, one of which being chess-related art. I’ve been a professional chess player for almost a decade. And having a community around my chess works is something I truly love. Through chess painting, I feel as though I’m fulfilling a boyhood fantasy.

Another is to create pieces based on my life’s journey and crucial moments, which is proving to be more challenging than I anticipated hahah. I’ve always wanted to be heard, to tell people my tales, and they are probably my most personal works, so I’m not hurrying anything.

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What are the locations where collectors may locate your work?

At the moment, I’m largely minting on AsyncArt, KnownOrigin, and Rarible. This site contains all of the information about the platforms on which I work, as well as galleries and write-ups on my art for a more in-depth understanding.