Painting, sculpture, photography - No matter what style of art is your favorite, chances are there’s something out there that speaks to you.
At Radisson Blu, we’re constantly on the lookout for artwork that captures our imagination. Want to be inspired? Here’s our top 6 favorite pieces of art sure to speak to your inner muse that can be found in a Blu near you.
1. Untitled (Jimi Hendrix), Brainwash at the Radisson Blu Grand Hotel, Sofia
One of the most impressive pieces of art in the Lounge Bar of Radisson Blu Grand Hotel, the piece features a portrait of Jimi Hendrix, made of broken vinyl records on canvas. Mr. Brainwash (also known by the abbreviation MBW) is an alias of the French artist Thierry Guetta who lives in Los Angeles.
2. Label Mouton Rothschild 1970 by Andreas Jordi at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Zurich Airport
The artist of the painting, Andreas Jordi, had this to say about his captivating piece,
“I have always loved wine and painting pictures with and about wine; and started trying out various things in 2007. These paintings are originals and there is only one - it is a unique item. The technique used is photography mixed with painting, and the colors and materials used were a blend of acrylic and chalk. I still love creating such unique paintings.
3. “Thought Within a Thought Within a Thought” by Pravdoliub Ivanov at the Radisson Blu Grand Hotel, Sofia
The work “Thought Within a Thought Within a Thought” by the contemporary Bulgarian author is an object that placed against a wall looks like a painting. It shows the human brain and the relationships between the various nerve endings. It is these links that define our sense of perceptions, emotions and movements. The title of the work itself conveys the idea that there is no beginning and end but a succession of connected thoughts.
Interesting fact: Different people see different selections of numbers in the artwork and some people see none at all. Do you see any numbers?
4. "Hotels that love to say yes" by Gerhard Bär at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Frankfurt
In Central Europe and as part of our Responsible Business efforts, we are working with German artist Gerhard Bär on creating upcycling projects to feature in our hotels. He is turning our plastic rubbish into unique design pieces of art that fit in perfectly with the style and feel of Radisson Blu. Who knew ‘trashy’ art could be so cool? 😉
5. Art work by Merid Tafesse on display at Radisson Blu Addis Ababa
Artist Merid Tafesse says that he “grew up in a communist region, so everything was closed. When you go to school you have to study communist socialism, so that is like a box. That was the reason for the arts, so I could express myself.”
At home Tafesse first learned how to paint by copying his mother, who would herself copy great works of art. She had talent, and according to Tafesse, could have also been an artist if she pushed herself. We can’t wait to see what he creates next!
6. The Vivian Maier photograph collection at the Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, Chicago
“It’s all about what we felt was Chicago,” said the hotel General Manager Pierre-Louis Giacotto. “Every picture speaks to you about that era or the person behind it. She had a very, very good eye for seeing what common people don’t see.”