Letter from the founder

05.04.2021

Duisburg, Germany

Dear Artists & Art lovers,           

 

I wish and pray, you and your loved ones are in good health and safe, now and always. May we all, together, successfully survive and rise from the ashes like phoenix by the unbelievable social and economic challenges that we are forced upon by the pandemic. 

 

Eventually that lead to the creation of Devamitra – the artists´ collective. After a few months of study of online media and discussions with artist pals, I decided to form the society adopting the cooperative vision of self-help through mutual help. To facilitate this mission, today we formally operationalize our first version of devamitra.com and our official social media accounts.

 

It is my personal wish and aim that we will not look for artists with best CV or success (naturally, we do welcome them) as our member artists. We shall not discriminate between formally art educated and self-taught or professional and non-professional visual artists. We are looking for quality art creators, doesn’t matter if they are just housewives or plumbers or carpenters or any one from different professions who have reverence for their creative side or art. We shall look out for unique stories and journeys of artists to be told to the rest of the world.

 

In this direction, I personally will create and lead the group of artists, curators and writers to select and invite visual artists on our platform to share their art and tell their stories through us. We are not aiming for sky but we shall keep a step forward and keep evolving, every day, with optimism, love and respect, most importantly creativity at our heart. 

 

I humbly request you to support our artists and encourage them by what ever possible way you can as we believe you are the one who eventually can make a difference to each artist’s journey as an artist. 

 

With loving regards and 
prayers of well beingness

 

Deviprasad C Rao (Devi)

(Founder - Devamitra)