Pierre Louis Geldenhuys exhibits his unique works at the Kempinski Hotel Bahía
Following the popular exhibition of Spanish artist Urbano Galindo in July, Kempinski Hotel Bahía is once again bringing art to Estepona. This August it is showcasing the art of high fashion designer Pierre Louis Geldenhuys, who has developed the ground breaking technique of tessellation. “Tessellation is one step further from origami towards geometry and engineering” explains the artist, and uses the power of light and origami with fabric to create stunning original works.
This exhibition, which has been brought to the Costa del Sol by LuxStyle, Fashion & Luxury Consulting features 15 stunning pieces which can be enjoyed between 11am and 9pm from the 10th until the 30th of August at the Kempinski Hotel Bahía in Estepona.
This exhibition will be launched with an exclusive event on the 10th of August at 19.30. Guests can view the pieces, speak to the artist and find out more about this unique art form, while enjoying a welcome drink. This event is free to attend, but numbers are limited, so guests are asked to confirm their attendance with the hotel.
Pierre Louis Geldenhuys was born in South Africa in 1971 and is a haute couture designer and textile artist. He is academically trained in the disciplines of costume, props, textiles, make-up, scenery, lighting, sound and production, with degrees in Theatre Arts and Fashion Design at Tswane University of Technology in Pretoria in the early 1990s and Cape Peninsula University of Technology in Cape Town. Now living in Spain, splitting his time between Valencia and Madrid, he is focusing on textile art, based on the principals of geometry, origami and tessellation.
Fabric and light play a key role in the development of his works. He plays with shadows, shapes and the colours of the carefully selected silks he uses. These are then transformed using the technique of tessellation. Inspired by Japanese origami, he converts the fabric into delicate geometric shapes and accentuates them using light. The work of Pierre Louis Geldenhuys is based on a solid knowledge of geometry and his experience as a fashion designer, allowing him to join wild silk with tessellations to create beautiful works of art.
To find out more and get directions to the event visit: www.kempinski.com/estepona
Exhibition of textile art by Pierre Louis Geldenhuys at the Kempinski Hotel Bahia in Estepona
Exhibition Duration – 10th to 30th August
Exhibition Launch Event – 10th August
Cocktail and preview of the art with the artist – 19.30-21.00
Price – Free, but reservation required