Everything in the newly opened Hotel Sanders Copenhagen has been curated just for this hotel, and when creative owner Alexander Kølpin turned his thoughts to what sort of art would hang on the walls, he and the design team at Lind & Almond commissioned the talented Lydia Cowpertwait of Dais Contemporary to create the scene.
Sanders Copenhagen is deliberately different than the other hotels in town, it is truly bespoke and borne out of a passion for the arts. Here is a run-down of the soulful contemporary artists that grace Sanders’ walls, and their works that originate from across the globe in myriad forms, from ceramics to painting to photography to pieces in between… you’ll be in good company. Hotel Sanders and Dais Contemporary Art Projects have added another sophisticated layer to the provenance of this luxury boutique hotel with cleverly sourced artists and artworks that adorn the rooms, suites and public spaces.
LA-born and NY-living Lily Ludlow’s paintings have been widely exhibited in the New York gallery scene.
From prominent names such as Hauser & Wirth, Leo Koenig, White Columns, and Nicelle Beauchene, Ludlow has been the subject of solo exhibitions at Shane Campbell Gallery, Chicago, Rebecca Camhi, Athens, Greece and CANADA, New York, and has been represented by CANADA since 2004.
Her soft, pearlescent and ethereally present Rebekah painting is one touch to look forward to in Sanders’ den of cool.
Award-winning British visual artist, Mat Chivers, looks at how the fundamental phenomena that exist below the surface of things inform the way in which we experience the world.
His artistic process draws on combinations of analogue and digital technologies to create contemporary pieces that seem to combine old-world and contemporary photography and visualisation, and his work is part of many permanent collections including the Soho House Group, Oxford University, Dartmoor National Park and The Fitzwilliam Museum.
His black and white pieces offer a striking tone and nod to Sanders’ inherent cool-contemporary undertones.
Kirsty Buchanan is a Scottish artist based in London. She is a graduate of Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Central Saint Martin’s and the Royal Drawing School.
Recent projects include a large-scale installation based on the story of Diana and Actaeon in Saint Saviours Church for the Florence Trust Summer Show, and recent exhibitions include The Royal Drawing School exhibition at Christie’s, New York, The Unsung Muse, a two-person exhibition at the William Morris Society in Hammersmith and Isolation Chamber Vacation, Transition Gallery. Kirsty’s collection of line drawn Somnulent Nudes create a sense of evocative intimacy and highlight Sanders’ appreciation of simplicity – with, of course, stylish purpose.
Elke Sada is a German multidisciplinary artist based in Leipzig who originally worked as a research scientist for over ten years, before training as a ceramicist in the UK.
With an MA in ceramics and glass from the Royal College of Art, Sada combines her love of expressive painting with everyday objects in her striking ceramic collections. She has exhibited and lectured widely throughout Asia, Europe and the USA, with her works joining major public and private collections around the world. A contemporary giant in the ceramics world (in a city that knows a thing or two about it anyway – check out our ‘Copenhagen and the Ceramics Design Stage’ piece), there’s no better place to appreciate the beauty of (non-Danish) ceramics while in Copenhagen.
Pavlina Ecclesiarhou is a Greek born photographer living and working in San Francisco.
She studied Photography at Brooks Institute of Photography, Santa Barbara and is known for her painterly monochromatic landscapes that subtly combine photography, drawing and painting, a range of which are on display at Sanders.
The winner of numerous awards, including the Gala award, WPGA, Pollux, C4FA and IPA awards, her work is held in private collections in the US and abroad. She is currently represented by SFMOMA artists’ gallery and Modernbook gallery in SF.
Emma Bannett is a British born, London-based painter who studied a BA in Fine Art at Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design and an MA in Fine Art at Chelsea College of Art. Interested in the human desire to make permanent things that will inevitably decay over time, Emma’s work explores concepts of memory, darkness and ambiguity, as can be exemplified in her sublime ‘Old Master’ style works that exhibit contemporary twists, focusing on detailed flowers, birds and fruit. Recent solo exhibitions include Several Small Fires, Charlie Smith London, 2015, and Emma Bennett, Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff, 2013. Recent group exhibitions include Die English Kommen! New Painting from London, Galerie Heike Strelow, Frankfurt, 2015, 100 Painters of Tomorrow: London, Beers Contemporary, 2014, and Saatchi’s New Sensations, Victoria House, London, 2014. Emma is represented by Charlie Smith London.
Sanders is a bohemian art den brimming with accented style and design, finished with these considered works from celebrated global artists. Copenhagen is a world capital of aesthetic influence, and as such, Sanders’ choices reflect the most relevant myriad art ripples happening today, showcasing their innate Scandi flair for style, design and soul.
For more on hotels brimming with culture, art and design have a peek in our Culture Kids Edit, or for more journal pieces on Denmark’s Copenhagen, should you indeed wish to venture out into the street (you probably should), then peek in our Travel Journal for the best under-the-radar fashion, design and culture spots. From our Copenhagen Design Guide and Must-See Culture Guide to Copenhagen to Copenhagen and the Ceramics Stage and on to all things fashion with: Copenhagen Fashion Week, Cecilie Bahnsen, Henrik Vibskov, OLDER Paris and Holly Golightly. To the Lind + Almond Design Team and Code 2 – Copenhagen’s biggest art fair; my, my, there is so much to do.
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