Hotel Éclat Beijing – Museum Hotel
Hotel éclat is a luxury museum hotel that pays tribute to art with an incredible collection of fine works in its guestrooms and public areas – more than 100 pieces, including original sculptures and paintings from legendary artists like Salvador Dali, Pierre Matter, Zhang Guolang, Chen Wen Ling, Andy Warhol, Gao Xiao Wu, Zou Liang and many more…
Salvador Dali (1904-1989) was a prominent Spanish Catalan surrealist painter born in Figueres, Spain. Picasso, Matisse and Dali are considered three of the most representative artists of the twentieth century. Renowned for his mastery, Dali was a significant contributor to the development of the 20th Century surrealism movement. His work transforms the imaginary world into exciting surrealist images. As one of the main representatives of this movement, Salvador Dali’s thinking was mainly influenced by Freud's psychoanalytic theory. A number of his works can be found throughout Parkview Green and Hotel Éclat Beijing.
Andy Warhol (August 6, 1928 – February 22, 1987) was one of the most famous artists of the 20th Century and a leading figure in the visual arts movement known as pop art. His works explore the relationship between artistic expression, celebrity culture, and advertisement that flourished in the 1960s. Warhol's art encompassed many forms of media, including hand drawing, painting, printmaking, photography, silk screening, sculpture, film, and music. After a successful career as a commercial illustrator, Warhol became a renowned and sometimes controversial artist.
Fan Xiaoyan was born in 1983 in the Shandong province, China. She graduated from China Central Academy of Fine Arts in 2008 and now lives in Beijing as a professional artist. The protagonists' identities in Fan Xiaoyan’s work represent five aspects including bureaucracy, agriculture, industry, business, and soldiers. Stainless steel elements (such as mechanical parts and appliances) are closely related to the social status of figures. There is a stark visual contrast between the hard and cold stainless steel and the soft and delicate female body. As a contemporary artist, Fan Xiaoyan expresses realistic forward thinking about urban city dwellers or even the entire human race, as well as self-improvement and scientific technological development.
Liu Ruowang was born in 1977 in the Shaanxi province of China. In 2005 he graduated from the Central Academy of Fine Arts, and has been committed to the study and creation of sculptures since then. His works have been included in a number of major exhibitions at home and abroad. His bronze sculpture, "The East is Red" was created in the late 20th century. Liu borrowed techniques from Qin and Han Dynasty sculptures using the key colors of black, red, and white lacquer which represents past glory in Northwest China and symbolizes the honesty and generosity of the Chinese farmers. This group of sculptures presents a typical image of the people reflecting their concerted efforts to support the revolution and their yearning for a better life.
Gao Xiaowu was born in 1976 in Fujian, China. He graduated from the Sculpture Department in Xiamen Academy of Arts and Design, Fuzhou University in 1999 and later completed his study of modern sculpture at the China Central Academy of Fine Arts in 2004. He now lives in Beijing. Gao Xiaowu’s figures present a signature posture and smile, these expressions constitute his view of society formed during the time of China's rapid economic change. From "Standard Time", "City Dream" to "Our Generation," these series of works not only reflect the people of China but also Gao Xiaowu’s own exploration of self-identity.
Shen Jingdong was born in 1965 in Jiangsu Province, China. He graduated Nanjing Xiaozhuang Normal School in 1984, and in 1991 he graduated in printmaking from the Nanjing Institute of Arts. The inspiration for his work "hero" derives from a photo of himself in uniform. The artist’s idea is very simple, in that he wants to portray himself as a hero. Shen Jingdong hopes his work will evoke memories of an early heroic age, ultimately becoming a form of communication and interaction with his audience that crosses space and time.