Art at 45 Park Lane
At 45 Park Lane guests are offered a rich and varied art programme including personal exhibition tours by artists themselves, the opportunity to take painting lessons with artists and special access to their personal studios. While the artwork in the restaurant, guest rooms and corridors is permanent, the hotel also holds a series of intimate and exclusive temporary exhibitions and displays.
Following the success of Julien Marinetti and Robert Indiana's exhibitions, the current exhibition in the 2015 programme includes:
Carbon fibre artist Alastair Gibson - March 17 until June 1, 2015
March sees the launch of an exclusive exhibition by South African artist Alastair Gibson at 45 Park Lane, as part of its quarterly ‘Brush with Art’ exhibition series. The exhibition will unveil new sculpture 'Aero Manta’, a 3.3 meter wide and 4 meter long Manta Ray weighing just 28kg, made out of carbon and Formula One car parts that will be suspended in the entrance of 45 Park Lane as the center piece of the exhibition. The installation will be on display until 1 June 2015.
Although Gibson had an early interest in marine life, his career led him to the motor sport industry where he spent twenty-two years. He then spent fourteen years dedicated to Formula One with four years as lead mechanic for the Benetton F1 team and ten years as race team chief mechanic for BAR Honda Grand Prix Team. It was this experience which led Gibson to draw similarities between modern engineering and the natural world. He has since undertaken a series of sculptures using F1 parts and technology to show his comparison in a different form, and in his fourth year as a full time artist Gibson is being recognized as a forerunner in carbon fibre sculpture.
Gibson’s work will be on display at 45 Park Lane from March 17 until June 1, 2015 and all pieces will be available to buy. Prices are available on request.
Previous exhibitions have included:
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