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The Paris Design Week at Le Royal Monceau – Raffles Paris

by Royal Monceau Raffles Paris on 09/11/2014 | Art News

paris-design-week-230x229For the 3rd consecutive year, The Royal Monceau – Raffles Paris is supporting Paris Design Week with a pop-up installation. From 6th – 14th September 2014, during this year’s PARIS DESIGN WEEK, Le Royal Monceau – Raffles Paris presents a dramatic pop-up installation by French artist Soline d’Aboville, once again affirming its close association with culture and the arts.

A graduate from the ENSAD (National College for Decorative Arts), Soline has designed window displays and pop-up installations for the biggest names in French luxury, including Louis Vuitton, Dior Couture, Cartier, Boucheron, Baccarat, Chanel Joaillerie and Guerlain. Drawing inspiration from travel and Nature, Soline has carved out a niche for herself on the contemporary decorative arts scene, telling simple yet emotional stories that spark the viewer’s imagination.

For the Lobby of the Royal Monceau – Raffles Paris, she has created a pop-up floating garden called “Fleurs de Paris” – an urban interpretation of nature, made of 250 orange paper flowers assembled by hand and printed with the hotel’s signature hand-drawn Paris map. This unique work of art was inspired by “French Garden”, the fresco painted by French artist Stéphane Calais for the ceiling of the hotel’s Michelin-star restaurant ‘La Cuisine’.

Over 100 hours of work were required to complete this art installation (on display from September 1 to October 2).

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Art district: new exhibition ‘Enoc Perez – Paris Mon amour’ From May 22nd, 2014

by Royal Monceau Raffles Paris on 05/19/2014 | Art News

Enoc Perez - Royal Monceau Raffles ParisFor its second exhibition in the art gallery of Le Royal Monceau – Raffles Paris, the Art District, the Galerie Nathalie Obadia chose to shed light on Enoc Perez, in a solo show presenting his paintings, collages and his first sculptures.

It is the fourth show by the artist with Galerie Nathalie Obadia, who has represented him since 2007. His first exhibition was hold then, after his participation in ‘Cher Peintre … Peintures Figuratives depuis l’ultime Picabia’ at the Centre Pompidou in 2002.

With these sculptural works, Enoc Perez continues to explore the themes of modernist architecture, nostalgia and the culture of his native Puerto Rico, which has always been a source of inspiration in his pictorial work. The sculptures revisit the atmosphere of hotels in the Caribbean, a topic which is also present in the paintings from the years 2000.

The Galerie Nathalie Obadia will be presenting recent paintings by Enoc Perez: more abstract architectures which use a very subtle and more austere palette of colours to define constructions which are still modern, but already shaping up to become the relics of an America and its history.

Enoc Perez was born in 1967 in San Juan, Puerto Rico. In 1986, he moved to New York, where he has lived and worked ever since. Enoc Perez graduated from the Pratt Institute (New York), and at Hunter College (New York). Since the mid-1990s, he has shown in a number of institutions, at MOCA (Museum of Contemporary Art) in Chicago, as well as at the prestigious Corcoran Gallery museum in Washington, with his solo show, ‘Utopia’, in 2012.

Exhibition « ENOC PEREZ – Paris mon amour », Art District Gallery
Open from Tuesday to Saturday from 10.30 am to 6 pm (free entrance)
Le Royal Monceau Raffles Paris – 41 avenue Hoche, 75008 Paris
Tel : +33 (0)1 42 99 98 81 – artprogram.paris@raffles.com

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Art District Gallery announces major exhibition by UK artist Kate MccGwire

by Royal Monceau Raffles Paris on 10/01/2013 | Art News

Kate MccGwire 230 x 229As part of the FIAC Art Fair 2013, our Art District Gallery & La Galerie Particulière are pleased to announce a major exhibition of recent works by UK artist Kate MccGwire.

For this outstanding event that will run from October 3 to November 3, Kate MccGwire will create new artworks and a monumental installation.

A graduate of the Royal College of Art in London, Kate MccGwire immerses us in a world that is at once fascinating and fantastical. Enchanting, spell-binding, the work operates on so many levels that its power is impossible to ignore.

MccGwire has been making animal-like forms since 2008, fashioning new hybrid creatures with ‘limbs’ that coil and twist around themselves, as if they might at any moment rouse themselves to life. Made from pigeon feathers, which she patiently collects, cleans and sorts, this ‘bestiary’ looks as if it has come straight out of a fairy-tale

“Kate MccGwire Exhibition”, 3 October to 3 November 2013.
Le Royal Monceau – Raffles Paris, ART DISTRICT Gallery, 41 avenue Hoche, 75008 Paris.
Open Tuesday to Saturday, 10:30am to 6:00pm (FREE). Ph: +33 (0)1 42 99 98 81
Pricelist available upon request with our Art Concierges.

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