OnePlus in One day!
I was only 22 years old when I decided to take on this OnePlus wall. It’s a long story! 😊
When I was first approached by them, I couldn’t believe that such an offer came my way! They asked me what ideas I had in mind for their new Head office in Bangalore. After one meeting at the office, I sent them an entire presentation of ideas (possibly the only time that the Powerpoint skills helped me! ). It then moved to a discussion with the OnePlus India GM, which to be very honest, was scary! I was 22, and I was asked to meet someone who was the head of a company that we were all way to familiar with and looked upto. While we still couldn’t finalise on an idea of what to paint on this wall, after 3 months of discussions, I told them that I would let them know what we can do next! I really wanted this wall, and had sleepless nights trying to understand why I wasn’t getting it. Before leaving the last meeting, while I was walking towards the lift – I started searching for more ideas on my phone, went running back inside the office and said – “I have one more idea, can’t we do this?” (No, this wasn’t the idea we finally executed! ). Although, running back with just one more idea – was the best decision ever because it was at this time, I met the Marketing head, who had just stepped out of a meeting. He spoke to me for five minutes trying to figure what we can do and how we can bring in aesthetics that are similar to their China office. That’s when we finalised the wall you see! In 5 minutes, we ended an almost 3 month long meeting! He told me to start the next day, and because I was so excited,I completely forgot that I need some prep time and I said YES! I remember staying up till 4 A.M. that night just trying to figure the best possible way to execute this wall.
I painted this wall using rollers, 1 brush and masking tape. If I look like I haven’t eaten or slept for 2 days – It’s because I hadn’t ! The wall was executed in 1 day and still remains one of my most amazing experiences ever! Follow @artbeatpaintings for more stories!
An Engineer meets an Artist
I remember how long this wall took to execute, simply because I caught Dengue right after it got finalised! I was hospitalised for a while and @theengineerstore was kind enough to wait 😊 The first meeting with him, he laid out a couple of engineering equipments that I had never seen before , and said “do what you want with this!” That freedom, led to this 😊 The face is made up of calculators, circuit boards, Cassettes and a lot of other scrap material! It was about one day of on site work, and 3 to 4 days offsite. However, it was about 2 months of planning ! The idea behind this wall was simple – it was to show an engineers mind works. For starters, I had no clue about how I’m going to get this fixed onto the wall ! After a LOT of research, I came up with the MDF cutout being fixed onto the wall only because it was the lightest way to go about it! My biggest worry was how heavy the board would become cause of all the materials I fixed on. The circuit lines are handpainted, and since the wall behind was freshly painted, it was almost impossible to use masking tape for straight lines! We also had to make sure that the switch boards in the centre were not too visible and that it didnt ruin the look of the wall, which is why I painted it over it too! This was my first project, after a one month long dengue break, and I remember being extremely happy about how well it turned out!