WADE ASIA® Winners 2019 – Lumina Phyllis Cleetus, Bangalore

WADE ASIA® Winners 2019 - Lumina Phyllis Cleetus, Bangalore
By wadeasia 9 May, 2022

Second Runner Up


Young Artist- Painting


Lumina Phyllis Cleetus, Bangalore


As someone who is always listening to nature, these thoughts needed to be written or in Lumina’s case painted down. According to her, abstract art always lends its viewer an opportunity to interpret the story before it is narrated. Both the viewer and the artist has a moment to share their interpretations, to be heard is currently the most important need. The canvas/paper is a place of letting out emotions that the life barely ever spares anyone from. Acrylic, watercolor, pencils are her favorite mediums. For her, everyday is a day to learn and she feels with the changes being thrown around us we must respond with a less threatening, more accepting form
of conversation- Painting!!


What is good art according to you?

Any art that is thought evoking and gives something that the viewer can take into the world is brilliant art.


What role can art play in making a positive social impact by sending right message related to problems faced by women? Would you contribute to WADE ASIA through art?

Art is therapeutic and in my experience can help heal and create opportunities to women/children in need. Art is not just meant to be in galleries, as an architect I see art being in many forms in buildings.

I would like to contribute to WADE ASIA by conducting workshops on art. I am working on sessions for children that could be used as a workshop module currently. A skill like this needs to be shared and taken into areas where there is a lack of it. I would also like to contribute by creating art for WADE ASIA visitors to impact social change. An opportunity to contribute in this realm will be great.


How important it is to network for professionals?

It is great to meet a fellow artist and share experiences. An honest thought mostly always provokes another and who knows it might develop into a beautiful piece of art.

“WADE ASIA is paving a way into the future for women to come together and share an experience. A great opportunity for stepping out of one’s comfort zone.”


What is your best takeaway from WADE?

Every woman I met at WADE ASIA had the drive in them to present. These platforms are very encouraging and it pushes one’s boundaries.


A change that you would like to see?

By being part of a larger dream for the society. We are turning into a society that looks inwards. Art gives us a chance to give and stand together and speak one language. A chance to collaborate and display art for a cause.


Note: This article was originally published on Surfaces Reporter December 2019 Issue.

Buy this issue>>