Artist Playground by Pullman at t-Lounge by Dilmah has played hosts to numerous talented artists over the past few years. Starting from 21st October, this creative space will be exhibiting the wondrous works of the talented Hungarian-born American virtuosic artist – Attila Konnyu whose multidisciplinary practice extends beyond painting to include sculpture, film, writing and architecture. He is also an experimental theatrical and movie director but primarily a painter. Konnyu has always been an avid traveler, having visited all of the continents except Antarctica, and sampling the cultural influences of this global experience. Konnyu’s experiences during his meditations have guided him towards Expressionism. Konnyu currently lives and works in Palm Beach, Florida. He will be visiting Dubai this month to showcase his 10 unique artworks named ‘Equilibrium’ – a state of harmony at t-Lounge by Dilmah at Pullman Dubai Creek City Centre that will be displayed there for 3 months.
Artist Playground has also always been the space for local artists to display their talent and creativity. Alongside Attila, Artist Playground by Pullman and Funun Arts the hotel’s art curator will also exhibit the artworks of Shumaila Ahmed – a self-taught, mixed media artist based in Dubai. In her paintings, she transforms happy memories, impressions and stories of everyday life in Dubai, especially days spent on the city’s beaches, into abstract shapes, marks and vibrant colors that seek to evoke joy and hope in the viewer. Funun Arts Group exhibits both locally and internationally, collaborating with galleries and taking part in international art fairs along with doing a number of shows in the UAE. Now more than five hundred multinational artists are part of this art community. Funun Arts is a one stop solution which creates a bridge between the artists, art collectors, art enthusiasts, architects, and interior designers.
The t-Lounge by Dilmah is an upscale, elegant place designed around the enjoyment and appreciation of fine tea; complemented by tea-inspired gastronomy, mixology, and elegant experience. Stocking premium teas, Dilmah t-Series presents a collection of teas that are known around the world only for their excellence. The range presents a vast array of designer gourmet teas including Very Special Rare Tea like the Ceylon Silver Tips and Seasonal Flush.
Speaking on his exhibit and collaboration, the talented artist Attila Konnyu stated, “I am delighted to exhibit my latest works – Equilibrium – a state of harmony at Artist Playground at the beautiful Pullman Dubai Creek City Centre. While preparing for the exhibition, I was reminded of my travel memories to the Emirates at the turn of the millennium. I remember the kindness I was greeted with in Dubai and the Emirates, and how impressed I was by the elegance everywhere. Personally, I am amazed by the tremendous dynamism, the progressive vision and the enormous economic development, the power of which is perhaps unique in the world. In my opinion, Dubai’s forward-looking innovative developments, in the fields of science, culture, art, economy in the entire country are exemplary for the whole world. Having experienced all these values and feelings, I created the material of the exhibition. I wanted to reflect the strong vitality experienced in Dubai with my color compositions and dynamic, intense gestures. In my artworks, I present all that uplifting feeling, which can be experienced and captivated by everyone in Dubai. I create my paintings exclusively in a harmonious, intimate state, always focusing on inner peace. With my compositions, I strive to capture the equilibrium in my paintings that creates a unique positive and forward-looking energy, the power of which can be experienced almost tangibly in Dubai and throughout the Emirates. I am excited to showcase my works to the wonderful audiences of Dubai and the Emirates at Artist Playground by Pullman at t-Lounge by Dilmah”.
Nishan Silva, Cluster General Manager of Majid Al Futtaim – Accor – Shared Services said, “We are proud to host and support the talented artist Attila Konnyu to showcase his artwork ‘Equilibrium’ at the t-lounge by Dilmah. Artist Playground by Pullman’, is a true and dedicated art hub that enables us to give a platform to local and internationally renowned artists and designers to exhibit their works to the art lovers of Dubai and UAE. The dedicated art space shows a serious commitment towards promoting art and creating significant awareness and opportunities for the works of talented artists selected for these exhibits. Located in “The t-Lounge by Dilmah” where art lovers can enjoy delectable tea gastronomy and tea mixology menu as they appreciate the exhibitions, art series, talks and artists meet and greet events. This collaboration with Attila is a great showcase for us at Artist Playground and will only add to the celebration of the art of tea with creativity, style and substance”.