Astor Salcedo’s Sono Exhibition 2 Oct – 1 Nov 2019
Astor Salcedo’s Sono Exhibition 2 Oct – 1 Nov 2019
Trinity House Paintings are proud to present the latest artworks that will be on display at Astor Salcedo’s Sono Exhibition.
About the show
We are delighted to invite you to Astor Salcedo’s Sono Exhibition. This being the fourth year that the artist has exhibited with the gallery we have seen Astor’s work evolve and grow incredibly from his first show in 2015. Highly individual, Astor has always understood the importance of colour and composition going back to his days as a photographer and filmmaker and many of the skills he acquired from perceiving the world through a lens have now been transferred onto canvas. Whilst Astor’s paintings cannot be misinterpreted as from any other period but the 21st-century, they have their root in a wide variety of other art forms, often drawing on influences as varied as Monet’s garden at Giverny and Homer’s Gods and Goddesses.
At first glance, Astor Salcedo’s abstract works can seem difficult to decipher much like Mark Rothko’s Colour Field paintings. From the large blocks of floating colours to the cascading flow of brilliant pigments, it can seem difficult to interpret what the artist is trying to convey, but as the title of the exhibition suggests, ‘Sono’ (meaning ‘I am’) is a very personal collection of works that tap into Astor’s individual experiences over the last year.
Each piece has its conception in an individual emotion or expression and is Astor’s idiosyncratic attempt through colour and composition to bring these sentiments to life. Whilst this collection is highly intimate, due to their non-representative nature the pieces also allow the viewer to personally interpret what they see as each painting is full of endless possibilities somewhat like the psychologists Rorschach test.
Having now been exhibited all around the world from Hong Kong and New York to Cologne and London and having pieces sold to an incredibly diverse cross-section of collections worldwide we can attest to the universal appeal of the artist’s work and look forward to introducing these paintings to both an existing and new clientele.
Our London gallery is located on the leafy border of Hyde Park, Mayfair, a prestigious district of elegant Georgian townhouses, luxury hotels, and wonderful restaurants. Running through the heart of Mayfair is Savile Row, the home of bespoke tailoring since the 1800s. As well as British Heritage Brands, you’ll find the likes of Christian Louboutin and Marc Jacobs. Along the street is Creed, the perfumery that has created signature scents for the likes of Audrey Hepburn and Queen Victoria. Discover everything you need to know about visiting our London gallery during the Sono exhibition, including the best places to eat, sleep and explore.
A trip to Mayfair just wouldn’t be complete without experiencing a traditional afternoon tea. And nowhere hosts it better than Claridges. Served in the beautiful Reading Room, you can expect traditional scones, perfectly sliced sandwiches and specially selected tea chosen by the in-house tea connoisseur. Complete with the sounds from their classical pianist, you can enjoy this traditional experience in 5-star luxury.
Running parallel to Bond Street is Savile Row. Deceptively quiet, Saville Row has been the home of bespoke tailoring since the 1800s and is globally renowned as the destination for a hand-made suit. Steeped in history, it was home to the creator of the first dinner jacket, Henry Poole. Today there are over 6,000 fabrics to choose from at Henry Poole & Co, ensuring no one else will be wearing your suit.
Originally laid out by architect William Kent in the mid 18th century, Berkley Square rich in history and beauty. Among the Grade II listed gardens is the sculptural fountain made by Pre-raphaelite sculptor Alexander Munro in 1865. Head over to the eastern side and you’ll see the bronze sculptor by Manolo Valdes.
The Greenhouse has a reputation for precision-tuned food. With two Michelin stars, and chef Alex Diling (ex-Helene Darroze at The Connaught) you can expect the most opulent and beautiful dishes. Set within a tranquil spot on Hays Mews, The Greenhouse restaurant is approached through a serene garden, decorated with stone artworks by British sculptor Emily Young, offering a calm oasis for its diners.
Ormer Mayfair is a luxury boutique restaurant two minutes from Green Park. You’ll step down into a sumptuously decorated basement room beneath Flemings Mayfair and feel you are in another world. Home to TV chef Shaun Rankin, who has been awarded red M gongs and a Michelin star for his first restaurant in the channel islands, you can expect opulent food and pretty dishes.
Jason Atherton’s Michelin-starred restaurant, Pollen Street Social delivers exceptional fine dining within an informal and relaxed atmosphere. The seasonal menu features mostly British and French ingredients, with influences from Spain and Japan. This fine-dining spot is a wonderful place to eat, drink and socialise.
A landmark on Park Lane, the Four Season Hotel boasts one of the most upscale addresses in the entire city. With views of Hyde Park from the rooftop spa, you can relax as you watch more Maseraris pass by per square metre than in Italy. Designed by Pierre-Yves Rochon, one of the most celebrated interior designers in the world, you will experience a surreal symphony of reds. The interior has all the pizazz you’d expect, Scarlett walls, velvet thrones and crimson drapes.
Staying at the Ritz is an experience of its own. Still keeping to tradition, jacket and tie must be worn in the restaurant, while the staff wear traditional uniforms. You can expect to see white gloves tucked into the epaulettes of the doormen, white coats on the barmen and pinnies for the chambermaids. Many bedrooms and suites have been restored to their original Loius XVI style, while the Green Park Suite offers a more contemporary feel. Above all of the wonderful decor and traditions though is the staff. With their wonderful characters and showmanship, you can expect plenty of humourous bravadoes met with exceptional service.
A luxury 5-star hotel located in the heart of Mayfair, you can expect beautiful art deco styled rooms and immaculately dressed staff who greet you by name as you pass. Guests at The Beaumont can also travel around town in the complimentary chauffeur-driven Vintage Daimler. After a day exploring Mayfair you can unwind in the sumptuous hammam and spa or enjoy a cocktail in one of the stylish bars. With terraced balconies that overlook Mayfair, you can take in the sights of the city from the comfort of your own superior room.