Restore the old to new, CrossOver with Harleen Jabbal Talks to Dipti Fernandes

Dipti Fernandes, Founder And Chief Artist Studio d’Antique Conservation

Crossover with Harleen Jabbal sat down with Dipti Fernandes to find out about restoration art.

Old art gets degraded and spoiled over time due to such things as poor storage. Restoration aims to bring the old artist’s feeling back into the piece. A restoration artist cannot redo the whole work. They just touch up the damaged parts and make sure to keep it to the original.

Dipti’s journey into restoration art began in 2014. She came to a point in her life where she had to decide what she actually loved to do. After some soul searching, she realised that art had been part of her life all along. She liquidated her pension and sunk everything into learning how to do art restoration for different mediums including porcelain, paper and metal.

According to Dipti, it is difficult to place value on beauty. Generally art becomes valuable through a legacy left by an Old Master, the marketing campaign by an up and coming artist and theft where the value of a piece of art rises after it has been stolen. However, beauty is in the eye of the beholder and its value is subjective.

Dipti finds restoration important because it allows one to recreate the beauty of the piece, the artist is also able to understand how the original artist came up with the piece, and it preserves art for future generations to enjoy.

Find out more about Dipti Fernandes, her passion for art and the importance of restoration art by tuning in to Crossover with Harleen Jabbal.

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