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PIERRE LOUIS GELDENHUYS SHOWS HIS KOMONO PERIOD AT KEMPINSKI HOTEL ESTEPONA

 

 

This exhibition which showcases his unique tessellation technique runs from the 10th to the 30th of August

 

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 Estepona, July 2018 – Following the popular exhibition of Spanish artist Urbano Galindo in July, Kempinski Hotel Bahía is once again bringing art to Estepona. This August it is showcasing the art of high fashion designer Pierre Louis Geldenhuys, who has developed the ground breaking technique of tessellation. “Tessellation is one step further from origami towards geometry and engineering” explains the artist, and uses the power of light and origami with fabric to create stunning original works.

This exhibition, which has been brought to the Costa del Sol by LuxStyle, Fashion & Luxury Consulting features 15 stunning pieces which can be enjoyed between 11am and 9pm from the 10th until the 30th of August at the Kempinski Hotel Bahía in Estepona.

 

This exhibition will be launched with an exclusive event on the 10th of August at 19.30. Guests can view the pieces, speak to the artist and find out more about this unique art form, while enjoying a welcome drink. This event is free to attend, but numbers are limited, so guests are asked to confirm their attendance with the hotel.

 

Pierre Louis Geldenhuys was born in South Africa in 1971 and is a haute couture designer and textile artist. He is academically trained in the disciplines of costume, props, textiles, make-up, scenery, lighting, sound and production, with degrees in Theatre Arts and Fashion Design at Tswane University of Technology in Pretoria in the early 1990s and Cape Peninsula University of Technology in Cape Town. Now living in Spain, splitting his time between Valencia and Madrid, he is focusing on textile art, based on the principals of geometry, origami and tessellation.

 

Fabric and light play a key role in the development of his works. He plays with shadows, shapes and the colours of the carefully selected silks he uses. These are then transformed using the technique of tessellation. Inspired by Japanese origami, he converts the fabric into delicate geometric shapes and accentuates them using light. The work of Pierre Louis Geldenhuys is based on a solid knowledge of geometry and his experience as a fashion designer, allowing him to join wild silk with tessellations to create beautiful works of art.

 

To find out more and get directions to the event visit: www.kempinski.com/estepona

 

Key Information

Exhibition of textile art by Pierre Louis Geldenhuys

Exhibition Duration – 10th to 30th August

Exhibition Launch Event – 10th August

Cocktail and preview of the art with the artist – 19.30-21.00

Price – Free, but reservation required

About Kempinski

Created in 1897, Kempinski Hotels is Europe’s oldest luxury hotel group. Kempinski’s rich heritage of impeccable personal service and superb hospitality is complemented by the exclusivity and individuality of its properties. Kempinski now manages a portfolio of 76 five-star hotels and residences in 32 countries and continues to add new properties in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia and the Americas. Each one reflects the strength and success of the Kempinski brand without losing sight of its heritage.

The portfolio comprises historic landmark properties, award-winning urban lifestyle hotels, outstanding resorts and prestigious residences. Each one is imbued with the quality guests have come to expect from Kempinski while embracing the cultural traditions of its location. Kempinski is a founding member of the Global Hotel Alliance (GHA), the world’s largest alliance of independent hotel brands.

 

Press Contact:

Justine Haughey – Marketing Manager – Kempinski Hotel Bahía

Tel: +34 952 809 500

www.kempinski.com/estepona

 

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