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Our Artist Suites are the result of a close collaboration between RYSE and a select group of global creatives. Each concept has been chosen to enhance different aspects of the hotel experience. Laurent Segretier and Charles Munka have combined forces to document the characters of Seoul through portrait photography and then install their photo studio in the rooms themselves for the aspiring photographer in everyone. Yeojoo Park has bathed her room in light that changes from day to night and inspires a meditative mindset. And MAEKAN has brought their in-depth storytelling into a physical space for the first time, using the room itself to to immerse guests in their narratives.

The multi-colored suite by Yeojoo presents the <Twilight Zone> series through her designed Artist Suite 1504. Twilight is a transition period between night and day and twilight zone is the deepest layer in the ocean that the light can approach. With this dual meaning, Yeojoo intended the audience to feel the boundary between time and space in reality at her artist suite. The <Twilight Zone> series can be recognized through the windows. The windows, lights and other elements in the room create a spectrum of color tones and offer a new perception of space and an inspiring place to relax.

 

“The <Twilight Zone> series can be seen both during the day and at night. Due to limited operation hours, it’s hard for people to catch the night scene at art exhibition. But at RYSE artist suite, you can feel both ways.”

The two artist suites by Laurant have walls filled with his photos taken in the Hongdae neighborhood. Laurent is a fine artist based in Paris and Hong Kong and produces fine art photos in a highly processed style and 3D computer rendering. He spent weeks living in Seoul while working on this project. Charles Munka is a collage artist and painter from Paris and Tokyo who paints directly on the walls to put his stamp on the suites.

 

MAEKAN is an online storytelling platform and its suite gives the audience a chance to be immersed in the stories behind creative visionaries. Audio, video and artwork combine to show the talents of creatives such as Jay Park, Philip Lim and many others. The suite is designed to be a place to tell stories and gather with friends to share experiences.