Special Report a hotel spa, or act as a headboard artwork in a presidential suite. Creating an Impact in the lobby On expansive walls, the large-scale dramatic paintings of Tobias Tovera create an immersive experience for the viewer, encouraging contemplation within a lobby environment. Tovera is inspired by ideas of alchemy and the possibility of transforming organic materials, creating his paintings by mixing a concoction of earth-based pigments and mineral salts. The chemical reactions that result, often activated by the artist's introduction of fire, produce an array of dispersing colours and graduations of textures. The colour palette can also be customised so as to best enhance an interior design scheme, creating an aweinspiring first impression. The production process for Tovera's artworks also allows them to be scaled to any size wall, and installed as one seamless piece. The mesmerising experience of contemplating his artworks together with the limitless possibilities for scale make Tovera's art especially well-suited for a lobby. The paintings of Michelle Gagliano engage with nature through subject matter and sustainable mediums and are an evocative response to landscapes, expressing the transience of nature and the ethereal expanses of sea, land or sky. Their powerful, almost impressionistic effect is best appreciated at a larger scale, acting as a stunning focal point. Gagliano's refined use of gold makes her paintings especially eye-catching. They're also inherently focused on sustainability through her use of materials. She creates her own paint by grinding raw earth pigments, blending extracted nut oils, and infusing essential lavender solvents, resulting in non-toxic paints that produce minimal waste. The low-impact material are ideal for an environmentally conscious project. murals in reception areas Reception areas and communal spaces, such as restaurants and bars, need wall 29 commercialinteriordesign.com July 2020
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