Dr Chinmay Mehta is noted internationally for his innovative contribution to preserving and celebrating the rich heritage of Rajasthan. For more than four decades, through his work in paintings and murals, cultural practices and academics, design and architecture, he has brought contemporary relevance to indigenous forms and artisans, thereby bridging the gap between design, arts, architecture and popular culture. He has brought contemporary relevance to various indigenous art forms, efficiently and seamlessly blending A-The Murals Large size multi-medium Relief murals: Breaking the of the two dimensional constraints. Dr Mehta has created many murals, both abstract and figurative, in materials as Peppier Mache, Ceramics and Metal. Dr Mehta has also created many murals, both abstract and figurative, in materials as Papier Mache, Ceramics and Metal. His murals are contemporary versions of rural indigenous forms of artistic expressions that characterize his search for an indigenous cultural sensitivity in art practice. For example, Dr. Mehta is responsible for the beautiful painted murals in the Shekhawati style adorning the walls of Masala Zone Restaurant in London.
His murals are contemporary versions of rural indigenous forms of artistic expressions that characterize his search for an indigenous cultural sensitivity in art practice. “A mural has to blend in and yet stand out. It has to attract a passerby in a few seconds. It is art that touches the `real’ people; it touches the lives of many people. His murals are an outcome of an organic rebirth resulting from a meaningful intercourse between traditional iconography and themes that express the modern world. Chinmay’s murals also depict a certain resonance from modern arts, while borrowing from shared culture and language, experience and iconography. The murals have been an outcome of years of search and realization. And the outcome was a kind of art that blended rural indigenous forms and contemporary versions of artistic expressions. It creates the most powerful voice of depicting the monumental and immense and carving out a niche cultural sensitivity for art forms that have been understated. It is art that touches real people through a collective conscience and memories of past generations- all confluence in that one work of art.