Giving a whole new meaning to travelling in style, Belmond Ltd recently introduced a smashing new concept in luxury rail travel with the unveiling of the Eastern & Oriental Express in a whole new and vibrant light. For a limited time, decorating the exterior of two of the iconic carriages of the Eastern & Oriental Express in Asia will showcase a beautiful “rolling canvas” by Singapore-based street artist Rajesh Kumar.
A whisper to “Art in Motion”, Belmond commissioned the emerging artist to create a one-of-a-kind artwork – “The Koi Pond”, which depicts the euphoria of travel, movement, and the coming together of family and friends. This provides a stunning visual surprise as the train makes it way through Singapore, Malaysia, and Thailand.
“The Koi Pond has always been something I have been fascinated about. Throughout my journey, it had made me feel like a koi fish in a pond. The colours and vibrancy of the fish and the water that displays emotions in many and felt it would beautifully represent Eastern & Oriental Express in aspects of luxurious travels,” said Rajesh Kumar regarding his work.
A Fine Art graduate from Goldsmiths University of London, Kumar’s artistic style includes combining new and old school technique within the context of art. He has previously worked as an art handler at Sundaram Tagore Gallery Singapore, a space that’s known internationally for representing artists such as Hiroshi Senju, Sebastiaõ Salgado and Golnaz Fathi.
The Koi Pond on the Eastern & Oriental Express will remain until the 28th April 2017.
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(Pictures provided by Petrie PR.)