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12 February 2018 12:09 pm

Grand Hyatt Doha unveils new exhibition by talented local artist

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As part of the hotel’s ongoing commitment to support local artists, Grand Hyatt Doha Hotel & Villas is pleased to unveil “Earth Tones” by local artist Jacinthe Lamontagne-Lecomte.  The “Earth Tones” collection is the perfect complement to Isaan, which prides itself on taking you on a journey of the relatively unexplored Thai region.  The exhibition showcases the people met during Ms. Lamontagne-Lecomte’s time in Indonesia, Japan, Nepal, Thailand, Cambodia, Burma, India, China and Malaysia.

“Earth Tones” will be on display in ‘The Corridor’ located on the Ground Floor of the Grand Hyatt from the 5th of March 2018 until the 5th of April 2018.

“I am thrilled to create this exhibition in partnership with Grand Hyatt Doha and I appreciate the support the hotel provides to the thriving local art community,” said Ms. Lamontagne-Lecomte. “Isaan is one of the most well-known Asian restaurants in the city and as a regular customer at the restaurant the expressive faces of the staff members never fail to grab my attention. I was delighted to be given the opportunity to create a piece based on, Supansa, the Assistant Manager at Isaan. Supansa immediately caught my eye and I knew straight away her face would make the perfect work of art.”

“We were delighted to partner with Jacinthe on this project as her pieces portray the many interesting faces she has encountered on her journey throughout Asia,” said Chris K Franzen, General Manager of Grand Hyatt Doha Hotel & Villas.
Part of the Hyatt Thrive project, ‘The Corridor’ was an initiative launched by Grand Hyatt Doha in 2015, to offer a unique, public, gallery space for locally based artists who wish to exhibit their work to Doha residents as well as international visitors.

For the collection, Ms. Lamontagne-Lecomte used photo transfer with mixed media on canvas. This type of artwork begins as a photograph from which the artist adds a variety of materials to create interesting textures and colours and in some cases, completely transforms the original subject.  “The materials I use in my art vary. I’ll use really anything from paint, newspaper, ink and gesso to silk wax, foil paper, oil and even coffee.”

Another of Ms. Lamontagne’s pieces titled ‘Red Riding Hood’ that will be on display at The Corridor has also been accepted by the Artbox Project in New York and will be shown on a big screen between the 5th and 16th of March.

All images courtesy of Grand Hyatt Doha