Established in 2004, art collective LE GUN create idiosyncratic imagery which blends a punk, occult, pop and surrealist aesthetic. As well as being the producers of their cult self-titled magazine, the group is internationally recognised for their enigmatic installations and art shows. Their corporate clients include Paul Smith, British Fashion Awards, D&AD, Belvedere Vodka, Metro newspaper, and Duffer of St. George.
'The Lollypop Girl' by Louis-Nicolas Darbon will be going up in the central staircase at the Hotel. Towering almost 10 meters tall the artist will paint the mural directly onto the wall. Already a successful illustrator for a global fashion organisation, Darbon again merges several worlds, with art and fashion colliding.
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Marianna's focus is on psychiatric and medical topics and their repercussion on human beings, for better or for worse. 'My interdisciplinary pieces explore the fine line between tragedy and comedy and aspire to arouse the spectator's curiosity through subtle use of dark humor'. The intention is to provoke self contemplation between the work and the spectator in a cloak of therapy.
'TRASH CITY' by Dotmasters challenges our contemporary perception of luxury, status and conscience. Brands and London's black plastic bin-bags are combined to create a new juxtaposition of aspiration items: the Chanel bag next to Gucci with rubbish and waste boldly displayed as a backdrop. The Dotmaster theme creates Warhol-inspired artworks mocking the way in which we now measure worth.
Transcriptions painted by David Hollier include an image of the Two Dollar Bill made from the text from the entire Declaration of Independence, America's most cherished symbol of liberty. This text is from the Bill of Rights, which were America's first 10 laws (including the 1st and 2nd amendments, the right to freedom of speech and the right to form an armed militia to overthrow tyrannical governments, respectively).
Olivia's installation on 4th floor corridor is of sculptures varied in size and made from industrial materials such as loft insulation polystyrene, plaster and coated in B&Q emulsion paints. Working to fit the corridors architecture, she assembled the pieces individually on the walls and possibly the ceiling to create a fragmented, colourful assemblage as one artwork around the space.
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Jimmie Karlsson and Martin Nihlmar are a duo of talented creatives more famously known as ‘Jimmie Martin’, the award-winning furniture design company based in Kensington, London. With 10 years experience in domestic and commercial design, working with high end and high profile clients discretion is key, so no name-dropping here.