Lotus Arts de Vivre is one of Asia’s leading luxury jewellers and design houses and the event marked the beginning of a partnership between The St. Regis Bangkok and Lotus Arts de Vivre where a series of art launches will be held quarterly at different venues throughout the hotel.
During a private launch event new pieces from Olga’s 2015 collection were unveiled. A special artistic menu was created by The St. Regis Bangkok’s director of culinary Chef Matthew Woolford to accompany the launch event.
Inspired by Asian art as well as the Primitive Flemish masters of the 15th Century, Spiritual beliefs and Symbolism, Olga Polunin has developed, since her first exhibition in 1997, a singular artistic expression that pays tribute to both her European and Chinese heritage, where nudes display innocence mixed with sensuality and desire, linking family and universal values.
Her paintings have a poetic simplicity as they deal with personal yet universal themes exploring the dual poles of humanity, Spirit and Flesh, creating a peaceful balance between beauty and love through her mastery of a delicate and skilled painting technique. Her works have been exhibited in museums in Europe as well as art galleries in China, Hong Kong, Dallas and New York and can be found in several prominent art collections around the globe.
About Olga Polunin
Born in 1963, Olga Marie Polunin is a Singaporean painter living in Belgium. She is of Russian-English and Hakka Chinese descent. Her paternal grand-parents, Vladimir and Violet Polunin were respected artists of the 20th century, and were friends and colleagues of Diaghilev, Matisse, Picasso and Bakst. As homage to this great lineage, and to show her love for the arts, she has developed over the last 20 years her own artistic path as a harmonious balance between East, West and herself.