Artist in Residence - Francesco Lietti

In June and July, we are honoured to present a charity exhibition titled It’s All In The Art in the hotel lobby and Paint. Eat. Sip. in Artesian, featuring Hong Kong-based Italian artist, Francesco Lietti. In this exhibition Lietti shows a collection of his painted scenes from Hong Kong and all over Asia.

 

Paint. Sip. Eat. with Francesco Lietti

Time: 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Date: 24 June, 1 July, 8 July (Thursday)
Venue: Artesian
Price: HK$500+10% per person with 2 Italian Gin & Tonics, canapé platter.

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Paint and Stay

Truly an art gallery to stay in, The Langham, Hong Kong is home to an impressive lineup of artworks. Reinforcing our passion about art, The Langham, Hong Kong, is thrilled to partner with Hong Kong-based Italian painter, Francesco Lietti on launching this staycation package. Guided by Lietti, our artist in residence, create tasteful pieces of artwork that you can cherish as part of this truly unique experience. The 2.5-hour painting class with Lietti will be for one guest and will include paints, paint brushes, and a canvas to paint on.

Inclusions:

·         2.5-hours painting class with Francesco Lietti for 1 person. Supplement at $400+ for second person.

·         A complimentary upgrade to City View Room

·         Buffet breakfast for 2 persons

·         $1,000 dining credit per room per night

·         A complimentary bottle of red wine

·         A set of canvas, paints, brushes for 1 person. Supplement at $200+ for second person.

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About Francesco Lietti

Francesco Lietti has been living in Hong Kong since early 2006 and his love of this vibrant, eclectic city is immediately apparent in his works, which derives from the mnemonic imagery of the artist, who lives in symbiosis with the themes of travel and discovery. His paintings hover between reality and fantasy. Using strong blocks of paint to represent the buildings, Lietti also includes smaller patches of textured colour, which dance across the cityscape, giving it that dream-like, ephemeral quality. The artist works in acrylic and oils on canvas and also adds collage to give the texture and depth of his paintings. He then finishes his pieces with a thick, glossy resin, further enhancing the brightness of the colours. Lietti also captures the colours and delights of other Asian destinations. The lush greens of Vietnam and Bali, the golden sunsets of Rajasthan, the deep blue seascapes of the Philippines, these are just some of the many places he has visited and experienced. The artist gives us rare glimpses, merging reality with a magical world. Lietti was born in Lecco on the southern shore of Lake Como in Italy. He studied architecture in Milan and furthered his studies in Paris at the École des Beaux Arts, La Seine, and also at the Clerkenwell College of Printing in London. His works are featured in private collections worldwide.