THE WALLS OF ROOM 6A ARE THE CANVASES
FOR ARTIST EMIL TIBELL
Swedish born artist Emil
Tibell started working in the transformation of room 6A.
A freelance illustrator
based in Harlem, New York , Emil’s visual discourse
dabbles in the tradition of memento mori, the visual reminder
of the transience of life on this earth, found in the recurring
symbols of mortality and ephemeral corporal existence. Fed
by occurrences in his personal life, he also seeks to portray
the grueling human struggle with malice, addiction, loss and
The murals will be shown
to the public by the end of winter.
to see more of this artist work.
RESIDENT ARTIST BLAIDE LALLEMAND AND "THE
SLEEPERS" IN ROOM 8B
Blaide Lallemand and Hilary Cuerden-Clifford from
Australia won the second prize of the international art competition
"Charlatan Ink Art Prize 2011" with the photographic
piece "Journey to Morning: 5 Sleepers."
Part of the prize was a residenship with the Carlton
Arms Art Project.
Blaide just arrived from Australia and her idea is
to reciprocate the awarded work with photo prints and a live
projection into the walls of room 8B (photo)
here to see the awarded piece.
More about Blaide
DUTCH MASTER PAINTER FRANS FRANCISCUS
AT WORK IN ROOM 5C
Artist Frans Franciscus from The Netherlands works
as an contemporary Master on his paintings.
His works present an exhibition highlighting
modern art, mostly inspired by classic European paintings.
His sources of inspiration include pieces by painters like
Hendrick ter Brugghen, Caravagio and Rogier van der Weyden.
He combines or re-arranges compositions
of old masters depicting biblical stories in an up-to-date
and idiosyncratic fashion. Scenes from his own environment
are added and characters are restyled without losing their
original role. His works derives its meaning in part from
the tension he contrives to generate between his admired example
and his own creation.
"WILDWUCHS" AN INSTALLATION
BY ARTIST ALEX WOLKOWICZ IN ROOM 8D
Alex Wolkowicz is a Polish/German photographer
and artist resident in Liverpool/UK and Bonn/Germany.
Her work explores themes about our
relationship with the world and how we share it with each
other and other living things. Essentially tactile and documentary,
her work springs from her experience with photography, performance,
theatre and the creation of unique representations of places,
things and histories. She works with still and moving imagery
often with the addition of sound.
ARTIST ALEXIS EGGERTSEN AT WORK CREATING HER ARTBREAK INSPIRED
Alexis Eggertsen is a Seattle based
musician, writer and media artist. Her work alternates between
sensual and synesthetic meditations on natural rhythms and
relationships, and sarcastic and comedic reflections on contemporary
life. She is currently working on the Artbreak video installation
and her debut album, both which speak to each other, as well
as further developing Digiself, an interactive performance
she co-wrote, co-directed and tech directed, and which debuted
at Seattle's Bumbershoot Festival.
She recently placed second in the international
"Charlatan Ink Art Prize 2011" competition, and
part of the prize is a residency at the Carlton Arms. Here,
she is filming footage in preparation for a new video art
installation about the boundaries and breakthroughs of the
creative process. She will merge documentary footage of the
other artists working at the Carlton Arms with her own private
explorations of the individual hotel rooms. This will be in
turn woven with with symbolic and colorful representations
of creative frustration, exploration and breakthrough. Half
of the footage will be shot inside the walls of the Artbreak
Hotel, and the other half will be shot in her hometown of
Seattle, Washington, and will pull from both the comedy and
sensuality of her past work.
about Alexis Eggertsen
"MAPPING ROOTS: NYC" AN ART
INSTALLATION BY DESIGNER & PHOTOGRAPHER EVA SILVERMAN IN ROOM
Eva Silverman, a designer and photographer
from Oakland, CA, is a New Jersey native, who grew up going
to Bensonhurst, and in her teens discovered the Lower East
Side through punk rock
Eva never feels more at home than when
she is in New York when her accent is in full effect and she
can jaywalk as efficiently as possible.
She is currently working in "Mapping
Roots NYC" in room 7C, an art installation that spans
NYC in geography and history. It features a simplified map
of NYC spanning two walls, with alternative points of history
that have been important to the three generations of her family,
intertwining the stories of a changing city, with that of
her immigrant family’s history.
The map will cover 2-3 walls the room
and the fourth wall will be covered in chalkboard paint so
that those who visit the room will be able to mark their own
points of interest in the city, giving the project an interactive
element and inviting collaboration.
Eva's journey at the Carlton Arms
and more about Eva Silverman
RODNEY DICKSON TRANSFORMS AGAIN HIS
OWN SPACE AT THE HOTEL, ROOM 8C
For the third time in the last 15 years,
Rodney Dickson came to the hotel and did a total transformation
to the walls he has been using as canvasses for his evolving
Born in Northern Ireland in 1956, Rodney
Dickson is a resident of Brooklyn, New York, where he first
came in 1992, as an International Studio Artist at P.S.1 Museum.
He has exhibited his work internationally
during the past 15 years and has received many prestigious
awards and prizes.
His work can be found in several important
public collections in U.S.A., Europe and Asia.
His most recent solo exhibition at
CAVE in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, showcases his large canvas
paintings including a work based on the theme of the Vietnam
War, a subject he has periodically revisited over the past