KEY ARTWORKS FROM THE RITZ-CARLTON, DUBAI INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL CENTRE COLLECTION
From Opera Gallery
•Histoire d'un Mythe by Pierre Matter •Evolving Falcon by Pierre Matter
The Lobby Lounge (Podium Level)
•Miroir o mon miroir by Pierre Matter •Sandre by Mauro Corda •Grande contorsionniste by Mauro Corda
Center Cut Steakhouse
•Cyberbull by Pierre Matter
No.5 Lounge & Bar
•Bonbon wrap silver by Laurence Jenkell
Blue Rain Thai Restaurant
•Poisson Courbe by Nicola Rosini •Pecheur by Nicola Rosini
•La Baiser by Marie-Madelaine Gautier •Le Calin by Marie-Madelaine Gautier
About The Artists & Artworks
Pierre Matter: Pierre Matter is a mechanical engineer turned artist. Through his perception, the French artist recycles and applies daily objects to his sculptures, which are mostly made from scrap metal, car parts, wood and aluminium. Many illustrate figurative forms of animals, including the three pieces on display at The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai International Financial Centre, which highlight the contrast of the artificial and the natural.
Mauro Corda: A French artist influenced and inspired by the opti-cinetic movement of the 1950s, Mauro Corda portrays different representations of fish through an optical illusion. 'Sandre' is entirely made from aluminium and portrays a floating fish in a metallic cage.
Laurence Jenkell: A French artist whose works are inspired by chocolate and sweets, which she describes as a woman's 'best friend.' 'Bon Bon' is made from plexiglass, combining the shine & transparency of glass with the rigid and toughness plastic.
Nicola Rosini Di Santi: A French-Italian artist influenced by the works of Alberto Giacometti. The majority of his sculptures feature fish or fisherman and are characterized by their robust and uneven lines.
Marie-Madelaine Gautier: A French artist who works mainly on feminine figures, featuring smooth outer lines to highlight the figures' feminine silhouettes. Most sculptures are made from bronze or resin.
Examples of Additional Popular Artworks
Samaya Ballroom/pre-function area
•A range of textile artworks (unnamed) by Middle-Eastern artist Mehri Farokhi •A range of canvas paintings (unnamed) by American artist Michael Carnahyan
•'High Horse' by Middle Eastern artist Yassi Govrin •Three mixed oil and enamel paintings on aluminum by T.Rose (nationality unknown)
Can Can Brasserie
•'Glass Rods' by American artist Michael George Hughes
•'Light Again' by American Artist Shawn Dulaney
The Lobby Lounge
•Chandelier by T.Rector (nationality unknown)
About The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, LLC
The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C., of Chevy Chase, Md., currently operates 80 hotels in the Americas, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Africa, and the Caribbean. More than 30 hotel and residential projects are under development around the globe. The Ritz-Carlton is the only service company to have twice earned the prestigious Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, an award that originated in 1987. Its purpose is to promote the awareness of quality excellence, recognize quality achievements of companies and publicize successful quality strategies. The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company won the award in 1992 and 1999. For more information, or reservations, contact a travel professional, call toll free in the U.S. 1-800-241-3333, or visit the company web site at www.ritzcarlton.com. The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE: MAR).
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