THE WHY AND THE HOWS OF BRINGING ART INTO YOUR LIFE
Art is everywhere, influencing us on a daily basis, whether we realise it or not. The word art is most commonly associated with a painting or sculpture which is often thought of as expensive and sometimes unaffordable. However, there is so much more to it than what you see displayed in a gallery space. The truth is, unknowingly, we are surrounded by art and use it on a continual basis. Art does not always have to be an investment on the wall, it can play a functional role in our homes and everyday lives.
When someone is making a new home, there is a natural tendency to work with an interior designer who helps design the space depending on the sensibility, taste and dreams of their client. They help them choose furniture, soft furnishings, fittings, colours and but somehow the personalisation that can come with you doing up your own home goes missing. This is how my company, The Artemist, can fill the gap. We collaborate with the home buyer or entrepreneur and understand their needs and vision along with the taste, budget, style and media that they desire. We don’t only beautify walls; we create bespoke and statement pieces that are useable in the home on an everyday basis. Beautiful interiors are the feel-good factors for any place in today’s world, be it a restaurant, an individual’s house or someone’s work place.
One of our client’s houses in Bangalore is an example of its kind. We customised a painting by artist Debashish Dutta to function as a television mask that rolls up at the click of a button.
Love handlooms and textiles? Why not use it use it as a headboard in the bedroom of your fashion conscious teenage daughter? You could have miniature art side tables that also act as a tray, or have customised hand knotted carpets that can, not just liven up your floors but your walls as well, like a tapestry.