Genting Highlands, 24th January, 2016 - With so many exciting things happening at Resorts World Genting this Chinese New Year, the leisure seeker would be in a hurry to enjoy the sights and sounds that abound. But even the restless must rest—and one activity that allows them to take a breather while still enjoying themselves is taking place at the Lobby of Tower 3, First World Hotel.
An art exhibition is currently on (till 31st March 2016), featuring the artworks by 25 talented artists from Sweden, Indonesia, Qatar, Japan, the Philippines and Malaysia. Themed “Everyone Can Paint, Paint from Our Heart,” the exhibition is the first of its kind to be held at the world's largest hotel—the distinction enjoyed by First World Hotel since it earned the Guinness World Records title last year with its record 7,351 rooms.
The art exhibition is held in conjunction with the opening of the newly set up annex lobby—it serves as a platform for talented artistic people to showcase their works to visitors from all over the world.
Mr Edward Holloway, Senior Vice President of Hotel Operations said, ‘The new Tower 3 with its open space and modern interior is the perfect place to showcase works of art. The paintings showcased here are fresh, playful and colourful. That’s the sort of contemporary environment we want to portray here at the First World Hotel.’
‘The artists that we have selected are young and vibrant. This exhibition hopes to promote these young artists and at the same time promote art amongst visitors who are staying at the hotel,’ added Edward.
One need not be highly artistic to appreciate the artworks on display; enjoyment can be derived simply by feasting your eyes on the fabulous works and soaking up the environment. And the venue itself does make an impact on the guest as the new additions and renovations the hotel has seen thus far has added a new dimension in terms of entertainment. The new Tower 3 creates positive vibes with the contemporary and vibrant atmosphere it evokes.
Incidentally, there are many firsts at the now visually stunning the hotel that are deserving of recognition; among them, an innovatively-designed walkway leading to the lobby that comes complete with atmospheric Chillout music.
Everyone Can Paint from the Heart
The definitive highlight and focal point at the moment, however, is the international art exhibition that showcases the talent of the artists who are of various ages. Many different media are on display at the event although the focus is on acrylic paintings using canvas or chip cardboard.
Many sources of inspiration are evident. It could be abstract art that does not attempt to represent external reality but seeks to achieve its effect using different shapes, forms, colours and textures. Or, it could be impressionism, a style that captures the image of an object as someone would see it if they just caught a glimpse of it. This style usually employs a lot of colour, so the end product is bright and vibrant.
One of the event's most unique features: the artwork by a talented one-year-old named Zoey Ng. She is perhaps the best embodiment of how “everyone can paint and paint from the heart.”
The exhibition aims to showcase art pieces to reach broader audiences and at the same time, bring people together by spreading the message of peace, love and harmony. Hence “please do not judge” is one of the objectives of the exhibition.
The artists featured: Astrid Bokstrom (from Sweden), Cynthia Darman
(Indonesia), Julia Fransesca Groenenboom (Qatar), Kousaku Umeda (Japan), Lydia Darman (Indonesia), Richard Leosala (the Philippines) and Yuusaku Umeda (Japan).
The Malaysian artists featured are Delaney Ng, Emmanuel Cheun, Jared Ng, Lim Cheng Yuan, Lim Cheng Zhao, Lim Hui Wern, Sam Kaylene, Soo Sze May, Soo Paye Kean, Stuart Ng, Wee Zhong Ren, Wee Zhong Shin, Yap Hao Yu, Yap Yi Wee, Yung Mu Jein, Zachary Ng and Zoey Ng.
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