Limkokwing alumni Naresh Nukuraju, founder and CEO of Creative Factory Painting, has transcended the typical role of an entrepreneur. Naresh combines his artistic sensibilities with innovative technology, reshaping the conventional boundaries of art and carving a unique niche in the Malaysian art scene through a personalised approach.
Creative Factory Painting isn’t just another company in the art industry. It’s a visionary enterprise with a heartfelt mission: “One Home, One Painting.” “We are not just creating art; we are crafting experiences, memories, and dreams,” Naresh passionately shares. Their vision extends beyond mere business, aiming to establish Creative Factory Painting as a paragon of unique artistry and unwavering quality. At its core, Creative Factory Painting specializes in ‘CREATIVIST’ Oil Paintings, offering bespoke masterpieces enabling customers to see their deepest fantasies come to life on canvas, whether wearing a dream attire or being with a cherished companion.
Naresh’s venture has a dual impact: revolutionizing Malaysia’s art industry with state-of-the-art technologies and creating personalized artwork that resonates deeply with consumers. “We’re not just breaking barriers in art; we’re building bridges between art and its admirers,” Naresh reflects on his company’s industry and consumer impact. This approach has raised the bar for artistic standards in Malaysia and fostered a deeper connection between art and its admirers.
Naresh’s educational background in Multimedia Design from Limkokwing University’s Faculty of Design Innovation laid the foundation for his journey. The cultural diversity at Limkokwing University ignited his passion for art, inspiring him to explore and incorporate many artistic styles from various countries. “Limkokwing University was a melting pot of ideas and cultures. There, I learned to appreciate the beauty of diversity in art,” Naresh recalls. The diversity and cultural richness of the university environment played a pivotal role in shaping his artistic perspective.
Travel played a significant role in Naresh’s life, sparking his passion for art during university. His global journeys allowed him to meet former classmates and imbibe diverse cultural influences, which later translated into his career. “Traveling opened my eyes to the vastness of the world and the endless possibilities in art. It’s where my journey truly began,” he says, reflecting on how his global explorations during university shaped his career trajectory.
Currently, Naresh is particularly excited about the Royal Creativist OilPainting project. This project aims to elevate the textural detail in their oil paintings, bringing an ‘alive’ feel and a depth of emotion to the subjects portrayed. They aim to redefine the quality of oil paintings by focusing on intricate textures and vivid emotions. “We want our paintings to speak, to evoke emotions, to be alive. That’s the essence of our Royal Creativist OilPainting,” he explains.
For Naresh, the most rewarding aspect of his work is the emotional connection his paintings create. “When a customer tears up with joy, seeing their dream captured on canvas, that’s when I know we’ve succeeded,” he says, recalling the numerous heartfelt reactions from customers. His creations have graced the hands of global icons like Dato’ Seri Siti Nurhaliza, Tan Sri Tony Fernandes, and YB Khairy Jamaluddin, marking a significant achievement for him and Creative Factory.
His advice to aspiring artists and entrepreneurs is straightforward yet profound: Go for it. He believes that while education forms half of one’s professional arsenal, the other half is fueled by self-initiative and exploration. “Your formal education is crucial, but it’s your passion, your willingness to explore and experiment, that will truly shape your career,” he advises.
Creative Factory’s success is evident in its achievements. With a dedicated team of artists and digital editors, they have skillfully blended traditional art techniques with modern digital technology. Remarkably, Creative Factory has sold over 25,000 paintings and holds a record in the Malaysia Book of Records for the fastest painting completion. The company’s accolades include being shortlisted in the 100 Most Influential Young Entrepreneurship Award and winning the Malaysia National Business Awards 2023 in the Arts & Lifestyle category.
These achievements highlight the company’s dedication to creating oil-based portraits that are more than mere artwork; they are timeless heirlooms that encapsulate cherished moments and relationships.
To explore more about Naresh Nukuraju and Creative Factory Painting, their online presence is vibrant and informative, available on TikTok (creativefactory_painting), Instagram (@the_creative_factory_my), and their website.