InterContinental Double Bay, in collaboration with Shanghai United Double Bay, features a collection of significant artworks by celebrated contemporary artists.
The collected art has been curated by Shanghai United’s Chairman Mr Wei Ping and chosen to reflect the hotel’s distinctive style, elegant interiors and luxurious bayside location.
Artist: Zhuang Weng
Zhuang Weng's works contain females with complex expressions, where nihility and emptiness become their normality. Weng exploits concepts of social power, implying individual consciousness and its inner resistance. His art approach works with transparent and semi-transparent triangular spaces to form his narration. In Lumandi, the body is represented as abstract yet organic, with a cold expression channeling nothing-ness and non-existence.
Xu is a sculptor, painter and architect from small town Mile in the Yunnan province who works with concepts such as romanticism and experience. Best known for his visual design for the Dynamic Yunnan show, his art has been collected by various galleries as well as exhibited in the City Hall in Frankfurt, Germany. The red cap and gown with figure removed forms part of his Out-of-body Soul collection and depicts the transformation from common to abstract life.
The Disturbance of Desire (1997)
Artist: Ma Yixing
Ma Yixing was born in 1958 and has created art from a young age, his works being continuously sold by various international auction houses and published in various magazines and newspapers. Yixing works with various genres and media, including digital art and online interactive chat to portray profound messaging where, although the audience may not initially understand his works, they are drawn into the art and its somewhat random yet intriguing compositions and subject matters.