de Braga by ARTOTEL Organizing Solo Art Exhibition "The Other Hemisphere"
Bandung, October 2018 - de Braga by ARTOTEL as the first hotel in Curated Collections category operated by ARTOTEL Group held its first art exhibition entitled "The Other Hemisphere", in collaboration with local Bandung City artist, namely Restu Taufik Akbar. "The Other Hemisphere" art exhibition was held on October 10 to October 28, 2018 at ARTSPACE, 2nd floor of de Braga by ARTOTEL.
Restu Taufik Akbar’s painting reminds us of a landscape with shrubs with several stems of plants and leaves, which gives us a landscape that is nowhere and unrecognizable. Landscape paintings generally are a form of documentation from a place. Plant factors will usually be a major factor and forests become an important subject matter.
In today's urban society, the issue of the environment is significant. Works that are environmentally friendly can always be a counterweight when society moves very dynamically towards cosmopolitan. Scorn, longing and damage to nature make us always remember the natural environment.
Restu' paintings provide an interesting 'search' process. For Restu himself, this process might become a double-edged sword, first, it could give an infinite possibility or it might be trapped in a mere form-making routine. For those of us who see this work as a gate to enter a new experience by trying to do the simplest thing in seeing the painting, which is seeing to feel then experiencing it.
The landscape that Restu present in his painting does not give a specific picture of a place, but the identity of the place becomes universal. The colors that are artistic in Restu’ paintings cannot be attributed to the colors in nature. It is precisely there that shows how Restu try to construct reality. These colors just don't want to be a marker that refers to an information form but as a unit that builds a nuance. Those are what Zusfa Roihan wrote as the introduction to art exhibition “The Oher Hemisphere”.
Mr. Anton Susanto, General Manager de Braga by ARTOTEL said: "de Braga by ARTOTEL comes as a hotel that combines contemporary art and inspired by the typical botanical character of tea plantations in Bandung will support every art activity, performers and commit to providing unique experiences to his guest. de Braga by ARTOTEL is proud to present the "The Other Hemisphere" art exhibition for art lovers, especially for hotel guests to have an unforgettable stay experience in the legendary area of Braga."
“IF YOU WANT TO BE ORIGINAL, BE READY TO BE COPIED”
About Restu Taufik Akbar
Born in Bandung, 1990, Restu graduated from Faculty of Art and Design, Institute of Technology, Bandung, majoring in Painting with Summa CumLaude. His form of paintings are a combination of interacting experiences with nature, especially the forest landscape, through the inner understanding, and exploration of artistic material. Restu often transforms forests and nature into extractive characters with vibrant colors which attracts the attention of many people. His style of painting is full of diverse forms that makes the painting more like a sculpture or installation.
About de Braga by ARTOTEL
Located in Jalan Braga No. 10, Bandung, West Java, de Braga by ARTOTEL is the sixth hotel operated by ARTOTEL Group and would be the very first brand under Curated Collections. de Braga by ARTOTEL is combining the legendary ambiance of Braga, which famously known for its heritage soul from Dutch colonialism, and contemporary local artworks which will always be incorporated in every property of ARTOTEL Group. Residing in the renewed Sarinah Building, one of heritage building in Braga area that used to be the first department store in Bandung, de Braga by ARTOTEL is standing tall with 14 stories and still maintaining the old architecture look on the façade and seamlessly transforming into modern minimalism from the interior, with a touch of ART Deco.
de Braga by ARTOTEL features are 112 ARTmazing studios in various type, such as Studio 25, Studio 35, and de Braga Suite. Every room is facilitated with 42 inch LED TV, free wi-fi connection, Mini Bar, Safe Deposit Box, and Dolce Gusto, an instant coffee machine. 24 hours F&B outlets under the name of KUNST Bistro and Terrace Cafe, 6 function rooms or MEETSPACE, Swimming Pool, and of course Art Gallery or ARTSPACE are the facilities that de Braga by ARTOTEL has to offer.
The hotel is witty and playful with artworks from 7 contemporary local emerging artists as Botanica/plant theme is the main concept of every artwork given from the artists, as tribute to Bandung, a city that is known as ‘’The City of Flowers’’ and its vast lushes tea plantations.
About ARTOTEL Group
ARTOTEL Group is a hotel operator company with 4 intergrated pilars of Hotel, F&B, Event Management and Curated Merchandise. As a lifestyle brand, ARTOTEL Group offers selections of accommodations, from boutique designed hotel up to premium level, from the mass market accommodation to the luxury, ARTOTEL Group has BOBOTEL, ARTOTEL, and Curated Collections. In F&B , ARTOTEL Group manages Restaurant, Bar, and Beach Club, such as BART and ARTOTEL Beach Club (ABC).
Through Event Management, under the name of ARTOTEL Project Series (APS) and Curated Merchandise of ART of Life (AOL), ARTOTEL Group has a vision to support and take part on the growth of Indonesian Creative Industry by supporting local players, collaborate with them through workshop, art exhibition, creative event, and by producing merchandise featuring artwork of emerging local artist.
Property: ARTOTEL Surabaya, Thamrin – Jakarta, Sanur – Bali, Yogyakarta, & Haniman – Ubud. ARTOTEL Beach Club - Sanur. Curated Collections: de Braga by ARTOTEL - Bandung.
Pipeline: ARTOTEL Semarang, Jakarta (Wahid Hasyim & Setiabudi). Curated Collections: Alpines by ARTOTEL – Batu, Mandalika Beach Club by ARTOTEL.
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