Tulsi Arterior's Mirrors and Collectibles exhibition is featuring artisan Kamal Kannan and his detail work on functional furniture, TheHindu.com reports.
Kannan adds intricate bone inlay designs to furniture. Old mirrors in his shop transform with freestyle carving and European carving, abstract wall pieces and hangings are melded with brass embossed rough wood work and aluminum metal sheet work. He also dabbles in antique benches and rectangular consoles, like the ones on display at the exhibition with gilded winged mythical lions.
The pieces on display include frames compiled with wood blocks he imprinted with trees, flowers and geometric motifs. Kannan added mirrors to door frames without changing their shape. There is a colorful array of chests, boxes, screens and chairs that are painted with Mughal motifs, traditional Southeast Asian designs.
“To get that antique look, I first apply Indian ink or Japanese black ink,” said Kannan. “When dry, it leaves an antique patina.”
The Mirrors and Collectibles show is on at Tulsi's Arteriors, 1st floor, No.6, Rutland Gate, 4th Street., India.
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