Client : Ravi Mehra's Delhi Hotel, Kilpauk, Chennai
Year : 2017-18
We were approached by the interior designers for Ravi Mehra's Delhi Hotel, Kilpauk-Chennai to create an original artwork for the ceiling. The client is a fine dine restaurant specialising in gourmet cuisine from the northern part of India. As such, the idea was to portray a spirit of celebration and festivity that could blend in with the aesthetic that was chosen for the rest of the interiors. The style chosen was a fusion of the Rajput miniature paintings -the Ragamala style and the Mughal painting style with modern illustration techniques. The canvas was the 1200 sq.ft ceiling of the restaurant that had multiple lighting fixtures and air conditioning vents. Effectively, a billboard sized artwork that was to be viewed from a distance less than 8ft. The artwork was completely hand sketched with the background, characters and every other element in separate panels. The entire set of panels were then digitized to preserve resolution at the final larger-than-life size . The colors, texture and multiple layers of detailing were then done with the utmost attention to detail. The final application was in vinyls pasted on to individual panels mounted on the ceiling.