Yasanche by Yashesh Virkar installed two pieces of a wall art titled ‘Bilo’ at public spaces of residential property—Lodha, The Park in Mumbai. ‘Bilo’ is a Latin term, which means flow. As the name implies, the inspiration behind this unconventional artwork is the purity and kinetic form of water.
The piece portrays the fluidity of water and its natural flow in the form of ripples, waves, splashes, and ocean currents that have been wonderfully captured as a moment in time. Mumbai is an island city, surrounded by the Arabian Ocean. However, this ocean is underutilized, undermaintained, and is barely a part of the city’s consciousness.
With ‘Bilo,’ Yasanche aims to bring awareness to this fact and acts as a reminder for the people of Mumbai to protect the water body it is engulfed by.
As you enter the lobby of Lodha, The Park you will be awestruck by a large floor to ceiling 3D wall art, which will draw you in. The two pieces of the ‘Bilo’ artwork are a labor of
love—they took 10 people, 120 days (11-hour working days) to complete.
Each 14 feet x 12 feet piece weighs one ton and is made of 150kg resin poured over a WPC sheet ply with a steel frame backing that weighs 650kg, with an additional 300kg of unevenly sized steel bands finished in bronze.
When you look at the ‘Bilo’ art piece closely, you will notice four different levels, which create a visual play reminiscent of waves, ripples, and ocean currents.
This 3D visual symphony makes the wall art come alive. The piece also evokes a vision of lightness in our minds. An elegant paradox emerges when the movement of water is made of hard materials like resin, wood, and steel. Furthermore, Yasanche has utilized multiple shades of blue and green to further showcase the hues of shallow and deep-sea currents in the ocean, as well as the different colors of a water body as sunlight reflects from it.
Finally, the inlays of white Corian conjure an image of gushing waves near a rugged coastline.
About The Brand:
Yasanche by Yashesh Virkar is a celebration of exquisite artistry, originality, and fascinating treasures of the world around us. Yasanche’s designs are highly crafted and are inspired by the decorative arts, flora and fauna, and natural forms while using unique techniques. They are sophisticated decorative pieces that redefine modern trends. Yasanche sets a high standard in home accessories with its empowering style, prestige, and exclusivity. The Water Series at Yasanche strives to evoke sensational experiences by featuring beautiful pieces which are passionately inspired and crafted, and convey a sense of mystery that seduces, entices and captivates its audience.
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