THE ART OF VENEER

The versatility of art is infinite. It can go as far as our imagination can take us. Art allows us to create self-imposed challenges, break stereotypes, and force ourselves to derive new processes in to revealing unique, unexplored outcomes.

 

The Art of Veneer campaign was introduced by VENZOWOOD to stir things within the veneer domain, push the industry to its fullest potential and show the fraternity what can be achieved with the use of veneer as a material. The artworks placed before you are creations of some of the most talented designers of the design domain executed by the fine craftsmanship of Venzowood. Each artwork is a culmination of varied veneer pieces, stacked and inlayed like a one-of-a-kind jigsaw puzzle. The art in-itself is a manifestation of the designers’ unique thoughts expressed through an unconventional medium.

CODED ILLUSIONS by Anand Menon

CODED ILLUSIONS by Anand Menon

The artwork is an experiment in veneer marquetry that explores the geometry of the human face. Created using a mix of white grey and black toned veneers the artwork uses strong geometry to create an intriguing composition of lines and curves. The precise line work with varied spacing creates a sense of depth and illusion. The artwork consciously attempts to follow the rules of scale and proportion and break it at the same time.

VIRYA by AMPM Designs

VIRYA by AMPM Designs

This art is inspired by the famous Paris-based Indian artist Raza whose works are inspired by Indian religious imagers & philosophical concepts with the colour palette also coming from the vibrant colours of Indian primary shades. The most celebrated of his art series has been “The Bindu” (the dot or the epicentre) derived from the Indian concept of “Shunya.” - The abstract of nothingness & yet that has an ability to add value to whatever it is affixed to therefore leading it to Infinity.

LOVE IN TIMES OF WAR  by Kumpal Vaid

LOVE IN TIMES OF WAR by Kumpal Vaid

Given the current sentiment, I was reminded of a photograph that has people debating since 1945 titled V-J Day in Times Square, clicked by Alfred Eisenstaedt it portrays a U.S. Navy sailor embracing and kissing a total stranger on Victory over Japan. The photograph was published a week later in Life magazine, among many photographs of celebrations around the United States that were presented in a twelve-page section entitled "Victory Celebrations".

BINDU by Ishan Grover

BINDU by Ishan Grover

I came across the legendary works of Shri S. H. RAZA. My love for pure geometric patterns and symbolic gestures made Raza’s work the right choice. His most celebrated series ‘BINDU’ is derived from the Indian concept of “shunya”- The abstract of nothingness and yet that which has the ability to add value to whatever it is affixed to. It is at the center of this work from which all creation is born.

ART MAP 2020 by Saniya Kantawala

ART MAP 2020 by Saniya Kantawala

Studying works of Mondrian where he contributed to abstract visual language in a large way despite using a relatively small canvas. We have used thick taupe brushworks (in the form of veneer) in comparison to black brushwork that Mondrian used. We imprinted a part of South Bombay that imbibes – heritage, arts & design culture. Kala Ghoda was the first area that came to mind. Mondrian worked a lot with Cubism. He would use primary colours and imprint maps of various cities around the world.

EQUILIBRIA  by Studio Osmosis

EQUILIBRIA by Studio Osmosis

‘Equilibria’ exhibits the design principle of balance; composition, colors and forms. Unlike Kandinsky’s Composition VIII, we wanted to create depth using 3-dimensional forms and contrast of colors. Furthermore, the background merges with the foreground to create a linear yet dynamic visual narrative for the spectator. Elements like the shapes balancing on each other, the contrast of subtle background against the vibrant colors, create harmony yet a sense of intrigue.

POSITIVELY by Manish Dikshit

POSITIVELY by Manish Dikshit

Yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win. Turning over from the hasty break of the year that went by. A time that dispersed us; yet brought us together. At the crux of building over, Positively, we walk in union towards the future. It takes a small spark to ignite the wildfire of love and care.

Symphony by Rajiv Khushalani

Symphony by Rajiv Khushalani

Kandinsky's 'On White II' is an explosion of colours, of contrast, an imposing jagged black cross is subdued by the yellows and reds on a white canvas. What could he be thinking when painting this? Or rather listening to as he famously said - Music is the greatest teacher. This is an important piece of art for architects, it being painted in a period where Kandinsky taught design theory at Bauhaus in Dessau. This early modernist, oil on canvas like all abstracts is open to multiple inferences.

DROP by Kanhai Gandhi

DROP by Kanhai Gandhi

Water - the most precious substance on Earth. All living things need water to survive. It is the centrepiece of our lives. Benjamin Franklin had famously quoted "When the well's dry, we know the worth of water." A drop or droplet; the smallest visible form of water to the naked eye, which is so pure and miniscule. It is considered as representation of water. To give an understanding that the petite form of water is also of prime significance.

Lucky 7 by Jannat Vasi

Lucky 7 by Jannat Vasi

Prosperity and good fortune are the essence of this artwork. Based on the principle of seven horses bringing luck to a space as per Vastu, this piece was designed as a symbol of positivity. Using her eclectic approach to design, Jannat Vasi used abstract lines to create a work of art that would resonate with a person's wellbeing and harness good energy into their home.

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