I was browsing through some new projects and there was a super interesting one where a hotel is looking for artworks for the public spaces, vice presidential and presidential suites. The brief was very specific and the budget was also divided very well. What interested me the most about this project was the fact that I could work on a larger painting, and incorporate Asian design aesthetic into the piece. This is something I haven't done before and would definitely be a challenge.
I decided to start with the pieces for the main space of the vice presidential suite. The client is looking for 2 large-scale paintings for this area and they mentioned how they would like a circular motif reminiscent of brush strokes/lassos. I'm not sure if I would want to cover the entire canvas with a single stroke or would I incorporate the motif in the form of a seamless pattern in areas of the canvas. Something I definitely want to do is work with Japanese motifs. I think there is such beauty to their design. Another idea that occurred to me was since there are 2 paintings on either side of the door and they would have to complement each other, a tall Japanese abstract landscape would be a lot of fun and have great impact. The colors would definitely be earthy and neutral with pops of deep reds and oranges like in the fabrics. Thats something I would want to explore today.
The finishes and materials used in the suite are also stunning. Here are a few images from the brief.