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Lekha Washington
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Lab 30 Sep 2015

Old Love

In an endeavour to promote art and bring it closer to people, Asian Paints has launched Royale Play Artist Circle, an initiative to help and facilitate artists and designers to create art at public spaces.

Lekha Washington is the first member of Royale Play Artist Circle. Her creation, ‘Old Love’ has used the designer finishes of Royale Play International Designer Collection. Lekha’s unique installation is part of her collection of unusual ‘That which is, is not’—objects that are not what they appear to be, iron will float, cable will defy gravity, flat objects will become seating! Thematically, everything has been tied into the notion of what one expects it to be versus what it is. Lekha’s installations displayed at the Palladium mall are part of the mall’s initiative of bringing art to the public through its property ‘Art at Palladium’. 

For her installation, she used Royale Play International Designer Collection to achieve the desired finish—to make one believe that a gigantic iron ball floats in mid-air with no suspension, with iron chains around it. Royale Play IDC with its classic designer finish, makes the material, which actually is an inflatable plastic object, seem like an authentic iron ball.

Asian Paints’ association with Lekha Washington is the first of many under Royale Play Artist Circle. The company hopes to work with many more artists like Lekha and provide them with the right material to help them create more such artwork at public spaces and give the people of that city, a break from their monotony and experience their city in a new way.

Lekha Washington

 

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• Profile image by Joseph M.Daniel, courtesy of Lekha Washington