In 2017, I was commissioned to explore areas of Hong Kong and develop a painting series for guest rooms for Rosewood Hotel’s newest property in Hong Kong.
Hong Kong is home city of Rosewood Hotel’s parent company New World Development Corporation.
Working with Tony Chi Design in NYC , and over a a series of trips to Hong Kong, I created sketches and a library of unique reference materials to bring back to my painting studio to begin a series of art works. In less than 18 months, I brought into existence 48 painted images as well as hundreds of state-of-the-art exclusive fine art prints based on a portion of those initial studies. In addition and expanding on the project, Robert Louey Design in Los Angles, developed a full color book of my sketches for this project as ‘out-takes’ and included reproduction of some of the finished paintings. The book ‘Whimsical Tales of Hong Kong’ is available to hotel guests.
This opportunity to explore one of the worlds’ greatest cities, bring my love of architecture to my canvases and indulge in the best cuisine anywhere at each meal was a glorious journey for me.
Rosewood Hong Kong opened in March 2019 as a ultra-luxury property in the heart of the Victoria Dockside arts & design district on the shores of Victoria Harbour. Situated in Tsim Sha Tsui – Kowloon’s dynamic, culturally compelling heart – the property is set to become an icon for the city, celebrating the area’s role as Hong Kong’s new creative and cultural epicenter.
The hope is that hotel guests will explore the attention to luxury details within the hotel, focus on the hotel’s presence on Victoria Dockside and its sense of place in greater Hong Kong. In trying to capture the dynamic, fast moving, ever changing cityscape of Hong Kong, I have barely touched the surface of the city and its people. I’m hoping to get back there soon and find more places that can only be found by urban explorers and adventuresome artists.
Read Modern Manors by Christopher Kucway, Editor-in-Chief for Travel & Leisure Southeast Asia for his review of the hotel and mention of my work inside the guest rooms. His reaction is precisely what we were after!
All Images © William Low 2018