Dais Contemporary provided a curated art collection for Hotel Sanders: a new boutique hotel that opened in Copenhagen in November 2017. The artworks were sourced and commissioned to compliment the historical context and new design scheme of the property.
Hotel Sanders is built in a classical 19th century building in the heart of Copenhagen, and is a stone throw away from The Royal Danish Theatre. The owner, Alexander Kølpin, is a renowned ballet dancer, creative producer and entrepreneur.
The artworks in the collection make a subtle reference to The Royal Danish Theatre, as well as Kølpin's personal biography, with pieces inspired by music, movement and the human body. Other works in the collection reference the modernist and expressionist periods, two periods that have become synonymous with important works of Danish art and design. As well as this, classical still life pieces and delicate ink drawings were commissioned, providing intricate objects of interest for those staying at the hotel.
The artworks in the collection were produced by artists from a wide range of countries including; America, Britain, Germany, Greece and Scotland. Artists include: Emma Bennett, Kirsty Buchanan, Mat Chivers, Lily Ludlow, Pavlina Ecclesiarhou and Elke Sada.
Featured left and above is Kirsty Buchanan and her hand painted figures, which are displayed throughout the bedrooms of the hotel. The artworks were delicately drawn in sepia ink and the series is titled 'Somnolent Nudes' referring to the sleepy, dreamlike state that each of the figures are in. The drawings are based on reclining nudes that the artist has seen in paintings in museums or films that she has watched.
Above left: Framed works by Elke Sada and Kirsty Buchanan on a bedroom wall
Above right: Artwork by Emma Bennett 'A Plentiful Solitude'
Above left: Five artworks displayed above the bed head in one of the suites
Above right: One of Pavlina Ecclesiarhou's ethereal 'waterscape' works, which are showcased throughout the property.
Featured right: Royal College of Art graduate Elke Sada produced a collection of intricate expressionist inspired ink drawings for the premises. Each work is a response to the intonations in pieces of classical music.
A triptych by the artist Lily Ludlow features in the hotel bar Tata. Ludlow's artworks explore three archetypes of the biblical character ‘Rebecca,’ envisioning myths of romance, betrayal, and forgiveness.