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Alexander Zaxarov
Nov 9, 2021

Kushagra Gupta is a graphic designer and visual artist, living in India, who loves nature and that’s always a starting (and ending) point for a lot of his artworks.

The visual artist and designer hailing from Kolkata developed an inkling for art and nature early on as a child, courtesy of his creatively inclined parents. With an internet name of Kushlet and a degree in graphic design from MIT Institute of Design, he kickstarted his freelance graphic design and art career last year.

His subject matter tends to be derived from the more abstract – the weird and uncanny – as he draws elements inspired by nature, mythology and fantastical art. It's also a medium that he fell into pretty easily, considering he grew up around online games and nurtured a healthy obsession with digital art.

“I’d love for my artworks to transport people to an inexplicable, but stimulating and pleasurable state of mind. I want to produce an aesthetic experience that is similar to looking at a flower or the clouds.”

The pandemic also got the visual artist into the NFT world which he stepped into cautiously and only after understanding NFTs and their environmental impact more

"I really like the kind of alternative space that is offered by platforms like Hic Et Nunc. It runs on the Tezos blockchain which is much more energy-efficient and so has a very minimal environmental impact compared to ethereum-based platforms. The way forward is to consciously choose clean NFT platforms that are non-proof-of-work based and are also transparent and ethical with their philosophy.”

Kushagra pays a lot of attention to textures, colours and form to create exciting, palpable compositions. He expresses his imaginations through digital mediums, and loves the endless possibilities and chaos that comes with it.

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Alexander Zaxarov
Nov 9, 2021

Kushagra Gupta is a graphic designer and visual artist, living in India, who loves nature and that’s always a starting (and ending) point for a lot of his artworks.

The visual artist and designer hailing from Kolkata developed an inkling for art and nature early on as a child, courtesy of his creatively inclined parents. With an internet name of Kushlet and a degree in graphic design from MIT Institute of Design, he kickstarted his freelance graphic design and art career last year.

His subject matter tends to be derived from the more abstract – the weird and uncanny – as he draws elements inspired by nature, mythology and fantastical art. It's also a medium that he fell into pretty easily, considering he grew up around online games and nurtured a healthy obsession with digital art.

“I’d love for my artworks to transport people to an inexplicable, but stimulating and pleasurable state of mind. I want to produce an aesthetic experience that is similar to looking at a flower or the clouds.”

The pandemic also got the visual artist into the NFT world which he stepped into cautiously and only after understanding NFTs and their environmental impact more

"I really like the kind of alternative space that is offered by platforms like Hic Et Nunc. It runs on the Tezos blockchain which is much more energy-efficient and so has a very minimal environmental impact compared to ethereum-based platforms. The way forward is to consciously choose clean NFT platforms that are non-proof-of-work based and are also transparent and ethical with their philosophy.”

Kushagra pays a lot of attention to textures, colours and form to create exciting, palpable compositions. He expresses his imaginations through digital mediums, and loves the endless possibilities and chaos that comes with it.

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