Vik Kainth comes back to Barking Abbey
Vik Kaur, a former student came into the Sixth Form to talk to the Year 12 art students. Vik left Barking Abbey in 2010, followed by an art foundation at Chelsea College of Art and then a BA in visual communication. After a couple of years doing jobs he was not happy with he struck out as a freelance digital illustrator. Making his living from commissions, through branding and selling work through websites.
Vik’s work is inspired by Traditional Indian Art, as well as Mughal Era, Oriental, Aztec and Arabic Art. He likes to combine traditional art with a modern twist, adding bright vibrant colours and curvaceous lines.
He spoke about his personal philosophy on how he makes a living through his artwork as well as generally what he feels will make you successful. BE FEARLESS, BE FREE. EXPLORE ENDLESSLY, it will help you grow.
After the presentation, he stayed in the class, giving advice to the Graphic designers about specific Photoshop skills as well as showing his sketchbooks and how he works on commissions.
Thanks to Vik for coming in, we look forward to following your work on Instagram