Creating multi sensory living statements, internationally inspired karma art and interiors, Goa based French visual artist-sculptor, Yahel Chirinian continues to amaze, inspire and awe, with her latest design venture for luxury hotels and residences.
“The future of living is energy and light based. When it comes to where we live at Monsoon Heritage Studio, we see things differently than others,” Yahel.
Aligned with a world rapidly embracing the need for a healthier living and an increase in energy flow awareness, she has been crafting the future of interiors with awe worthy vision.
“Space is art is when one consciously or unconsciously creates aesthetic emotion in the atmosphere and when this environment produces a feeling of connecting, and well being, our work gives more than a work to look at. It is a place to dream…to feel…to be a part of something special. It transforms the experience, but it isn’t the story. The story is an attitude, a view. For those who share the attitude, I make the spaces,” elaborates Yahel.
Working with the element of `Light’ throughout her career, Yahel’s celebrated work adorns many international residences, while curated art shows bring new fans and admirers. “I have an interest in the invisible light, the light perceptible only in the mind . I want to address the light that we see in dreams. My work is about space and that light that inhabits us. It is about our seeing. I am really interested in the qualities of one space sensing another. It is like looking at someone looking. As you plumb a space with vision, it is possible to “see yourself see.” This seeing, this plumbing, imbues space with consciousness. So when I create, I don’t mean only shape and color, I mean conceptualizing the way an environment moves and breathes. In the end, you have nothing but the atmosphere you’re creating and the only tools you have to do that are light, vibes and space,” says the artist.
“When I was younger, I’d go to a show and I’d ask myself, what kind of artist do I want to be: Joseph Beuys or Andy Warhol? And actually, you don’t have to be anything.”
What of the world does she sees now?
“The young artists I’m interested in don’t make work like mine. They write, do video, photo, music or are choreographers. It’s different. But if we’re going by art schools in India, there are loads of people today influenced by my work. I don’t know who the trendy, hip people are anymore. I don’t think it’s me. I’m appreciated and followed by younger people, though. The show I just did had lots of visitors and a lot of them were under the age of 40, which is pretty mind-blowing. They’re the people who are going to be in charge of the world later: the young people,” says Yahel passionately.
And what would be of her legacy?
“I’m a really lucky person. I work at it, but I’m lucky. We are all looking for something of extraordinary importance, whose nature we have forgotten. Through my work I try to put light and sparkles on the memoir of those who have lost their memory,” she sums up.