An architect and interior designer by profession, an artist by heart and soul. Bindu Chandrashekar is well versed in the technical and artistic aspects of creating a beautiful space, right from building it, to decorating it to the last piece. Bringing together form, function, and aesthetics is as much as science as it is art; and Bindu excels at both.
I left behind the technicalities and the business of building execution, and delved deeper into the intricacies of the mural itself. Fine art was very alluring and in a sense liberating…”
More inclined towards the artistic side of design and architecture, Bindu started ’22 Mosaics And Murals’. She elaborates, “As a practicing architect and designer I integrated artwork into my design to fulfil functional and aesthetic elements. ‘22 MOSAICS AND MURALS’ was born out of this process. As the artist extruded from the architect, design gravitated towards a purer form. I left behind the technicalities and the business of building execution, and delved deeper into the intricacies of the mural itself. Fine art was very alluring and in a sense liberating, and “22 MOSAICS AND MURALS” happened one chip at a time.”
The bold decision to withdraw from a thriving career in pursuit of a passion doesn’t come without moments of self-doubt, no matter how prepared you are for it. As Bindu shares, “At times I was a bit apprehensive about distancing myself from my primary profession, even temporarily, but walking in to a quieter space was a calming factor. With every mural I completed I was more energized.”
At times I was a bit apprehensive about distancing myself from my primary profession, even temporarily, but walking in to a quieter space was a calming factor.”
A disciplined and focussed approach has allowed Bindu to balance her profession as an architect-interior designer and an artist. While, as an interior designer she created murals to meet the client’s style and space, as an artist her work reflects her personal thoughts and feelings about nature. She says, “I made time for art by consciously reducing the number of interior design projects I took on. Deliberately focusing on my art made ‘22 MOSAICS AND MURALS’ possible.”
A passionate devotee of art, Bindu says, “Art is tonic for the one creating it and the one experiencing it.” And this philosophy is reflected in her artwork.
Keen on pursuing her passion to create murals as works of art projecting her philosophy, Bindu’s primary focus will be ’22 MOSAICS AND MURALS, followed by her work as an architect. Expressing her desire to undertake an ambitious art project, she says, “I would love to be able to do a larger than life mural installation.”
One who is actively following her dreams, Bindu advises, “Dreams come out of life experiences. Be alert, be involved, and enjoy the process and the best of everything else will follow.”
Sometimes your work inspires your passion. Bindu Chandrashekar found her calling through her profession, and found a way to pursue it. It doesn’t always have to be a struggle to find your purpose, but when you do, don’t let it go.