My Story


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I believe that creativity can foster a positive change the world, and my art is my contribution to that change. My journey has taken me from architecture to music to visual arts, and in each medium, I strive to break down barriers and create connections that inspire others to think globally and act locally.

British-born artist Roopa S Basu was recognized as a child prodigy for her passion for creating spaces and structures with building blocks. By the age of 9, established architects were astounded by her deep understanding of architecture. As she continued to develop her artistic talents, Roopa's path led her organically into the world of visual arts. Since then, she has lived on three different continents and pursued three different arts: architecture, music, and visual arts. 

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Roopa left India as a teenager in 1998 on a music scholarship. She was the only student selected from India to attend the summer programme at Brevard School of Music, USA as a concert pianist. After completion, she got another scholarship to study Architecture at Philadelphia University.

(Photo: Subrata Ghosh)

Roopa felt drawn to the digital arts scene that was exploding at that time. She opted to study graphic arts as a supplement at university, and then switched to Communication, Arts and Design. Upon her return to the UK in 2009, she further did an MA (cert) course from University of the Arts London in Visual Communication (LCC). 

In her current home of London, Roopa runs her successful design practice alongside her art studio. She continues to explore the world of visual arts, working with digital, paint and mixed media and finding new ways to combine contrasting  styles and skills. 

Today, Roopa is a successful artist and designer based in London, where she uses her talents to bridge cultures and break down barriers. Her commitment to community engagement and her work with young people in the city's diverse neighbourhoods is evidence of her deep belief in the power of art to inspire and heal. She is currently on the Creative Industries Employer Advisory Panel for South Thames College, informing on the curriculum and its practical relevance to the creative industry. 

Roopa’s art has been exhibited at various venues in and around London and is currently on display in Clapham Junction station as part of the ‘Framed’ Exhibition organised by Wandsworth Arts. 

As Roopa continues to create new works and push the boundaries of her craft, her art can be seen in exhibitions around the world, including Tokyo's Gallery Kobun and London's Cigalon Restaurant. With each piece she creates, Roopa aims to leave a lasting impression that inspires others to think globally and act locally, demonstrating that the creative arts can be a powerful force for change in our world. 

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