Two artist's and a beautiful homeWednesday, April 22, 2009
This is a home I'm so excited to share with all of you, not just because it is a beautiful space. But because it is a home of 2 artists, Savia Mahajan and Vipul Salvi. Savia and I clicked with each other from the word go. I went across to meet her over a weekend and the minute I walked in, I knew I had to feature this home here. You can read Savia Mahajan's previous post here. I had just spoken to her on the phone but meeting up with her was so much more. You know how it is, you imagine someone to be in a certain way & Savia was such a surprise. She was completely down to earth and so open and enthusiastic about the whole thing. We spoke of so many things, her art, her travels, her journey, sitting in this home, which reflects so much of each of those aspects.
Step into Savia's and Vipuls home. The living room is big, bright and airy. And to the right is the wall full of Vipul's and Savia's work across the years.
This simple and elegant black shelf holds many of the couples books and souvenirs from across the world. I especially loved the Hindu Gods sequinned book cover from Dhoop.
And dominating the room, above the dining table is a painting of Jesus Savia did for an exhibition & Vipul liked it so much that they agreed to just keep it. It is such a stunner.
This side board holds many colorful knick-knacks along with the red and green wine holders from Dubai
The paintings are from Rajasthan. The couple comfort with colour is evident from the bright spots of colour that you see popping up every now & then & yet it is all balanced well.
And I love what Savia has done with it, she has arranged shells and stones with a lotus draped duck right in the middle of it. Beautiful.
The couples Altar. Savia is a christian and Vipul a hindu & Savia says this altar evolved because each of the people who stayed with them in their Dubai home left back their little gods & Savia just didn't feel like throwing the pictures away. So the gods stayed back and got this beautiful orange & yellow painted wall. To the left are framed Vipul's many advertising awards.
It is always a great privilege to enter an artists studio & I'm happy & excited to feature the 1st studio this blog has seen. YE!
I was looking around in this treasure trove and I saw this: A peacock feather propped against one of Vipul's earlier works.Every wall and corner in the studio told a different story. An interview with Savia is coming up next & I will feature more of the studio pictures there.
And as is the custom here, I close with one of my favourite images of Vipul's art with these masks from Bhutan. I really had a tough time shortlisting the final images that would make it to this post, there were so many beautiful pictures to choose from.