Chivas Studio Mumbai Day 2: Brian Olsen Paints Angela Johnson Live (and Mrigya Rocks The Raag)

Ridhima Sinha
Jatin Kampani's photographs
Jatin Kampani's photographs

After Rohan Sippy’s incredible musical on Day One, The Chivas Studio in Mumbai didn’t look like it could get any more entertaining. But day two was equally fab as it brought together the enigmatic Art Foyer and the funkiest Art Jam I’ve ever seen.

Jatin Kampani's work
Jatin Kampani's work
A painting by Paresh Maity
A painting by Paresh Maity

I loved Jatin Kampani’s mesmerizing photographs and the artwork by Paresh Maity. Each image as beautiful as a painting captured by his Jatin’s lens celebrates Chivas through the captivating beauty of his muse, a woman.

A photograph by Jatin Kampani
A photograph by Jatin Kampani
Mrigya
Mrigya
A photograph by Jatin Kampani
A photograph by Jatin Kampani

His work titled Phantasmagoria depicted the woman in her different avatars, a mother, a dreamer, a pro creator, cocooned, hiding and yet free to fly.

Angela Johnson at The Chivas Studio
Angela Johnson at The Chivas Studio
Angela Johnson
Angela Johnson

Paresh Maity’s paintings transformed mundane places into dreamy lands you want to visit. His painting of the Ganges symbolized the washing away of all impurities. My personal favorites were the ones he drew of Kerala with its culture and unique rituals and the one of Delhi which brings this multifaceted city to life.

Art Jam: Brian Olsen paints to the tunes of Mrigya
Art Jam: Brian Olsen paints to the tunes of Mrigya

There was a soul stirring live performance by popular fusion band, Mrigya. But, the coolest part of the evening was the Art in Action/ Art Jam with Brian Olsen.

Brian Olsen with Angela Johnson and her portrait
Brian Olsen with Angela Johnson and her portrait
Art Foyer at The Chivas Studio
Art Foyer at The Chivas Studio

Apart from being a talented artist, Brian’s a great performer who uses music as an inspiration to create masterpieces from blank canvases.

Pristine beauty in white by Jatin Kampani
Pristine beauty in white by Jatin Kampani
Ranjot Barot & Sharat Chandra Srivastava
Sharat Chandra Srivastava & Ranjit Barot

I was totally impressed by the man’s creativity and my favorite part was when he painted Angela Johnson live to the tunes of Mrigya.

A photograph by Jatin Kampani
A photograph by Jatin Kampani
Tisca Chopra at The Chivas Studio
Tisca Chopra at The Chivas Studio

The portrait looked shockingly similar to her and his energy was so infectious. I loved his black paint-splattered outfit and his artistic talent really blew our minds.

The Chivas Cocktail menu
The Chivas Cocktail menu
The Chivas Bar designed by Vikram Sharma
The Chivas Bar designed by Vikram Sharma

Some snazzy Chivas cocktails with unusual names like Rebellion without a cause, My Velvet Lady, Sonny Collins and the one I had called Mutiny at the Bounty combined with some scrumptious finger food really seemed like the perfect ending to a therapeutic evening. One things’ for sure. Chivas knows how to party in style!

Paresh Maity created this memorable installation art piece
Paresh Maity created this memorable installation art piece
The Chivas Studio Mumbai
The Chivas Studio Mumbai
Brian Olsen
Brian Olsen

Spotted: Leslie Lewis, Dalip Tahil, Arzan Khambatta, Chhaya Momaya and Tisca Chopra.

Art Foyer at The Chivas Studio Mumbai
Art Foyer at The Chivas Studio Mumbai

A photograph by Jatin Kampani
A photograph by Jatin Kampani
Jatin Kampani's depiction of a woman
Jatin Kampani's depiction of a woman
My favorite pic at the exhibition!
My favorite pic at the exhibition!
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