As part of the hotel’s ongoing commitment to support local artists, InterContinental Doha The City unveiled an art exhibition ‘Made in Asia’ by Qatar-based French artist, Jacinthe Lamontagne-Lecomte.
General Manager at InterContinental Doha The City, Pascal Eggerstedt, said:
We were delighted to partner with Jacinthe on this project as her pieces portray the many fascinating people she has met during her travels throughout Asia. Her artwork is the perfect complement to Hwang’s Pan Asian cuisine which features dishes from various countries across Asia. It really gives our guests an authentic experience as they dine with us.’
Created especially for the hotel’s Pan Asian restaurant, Hwang, the artwork celebrates people from across Asia, capturing the artist’s attention and providing the source of inspiration for the pieces. Lamontagne-Lecomte said:
I was thrilled to create this exhibition for InterContinental Doha The City and I appreciate the support the hotel provides to the local art community. I’m very pleased with the way the artwork looks amidst the Pan Asian décor of Hwang restaurant.’
Lamontagne-Lecomte is a member of International Artists of Doha (IAD) and Fine Arts Society of Doha. From a little girl living in the Bali countryside to an elderly Chinese gentleman people-watching on a traditional village street to the giraffe neck ladies in Burma, Lamontagne-Lecomte’s ‘Made in Asia’ is an exploration of the many different cultures throughout Asia. In addition, Lamontagne-Lecomte’s good friend Diana Marie Watts serves as her muse and is depicted in several of the paintings as a traditional Japanese geisha.
For the exhibition, Lamontagne-Lecomte used photo transfer with mixed media on canvas. This type of artwork begins as a photograph from which the artist adds a variety of materials to create interesting textures and colours and in some cases, completely transforms the original subject. She said:
The materials I use in my art vary. I’ll use really anything from paint, newspaper, ink and gesso to silk wax, foil paper, oil and even coffee.’
Hwang opened at InterContinental Doha The City in May 2014, presenting the Lamontagne-Lecomte’s artwork. The restaurant serves a diverse menu of Asian cuisine from Thailand, Korea, Japan, China, Philippines, Singapore, Indonesia and Malaysia. Hwang’s signature menu item is shabu-shabu blending fresh ingredients with a variety of Asian and Middle Eastern flavours. Hwang is the latest addition to the F&B offering of the InterContinental Doha The City and the first of its kind (true Pan Asian Restaurant) in a five star hotel in Doha. Created to perfectly pair with the food menu, Hwang features an array of signature cocktails and mocktails, as well as traditional Asian drinks. Diners will also enjoy uniquely blended teas to complement the cuisine from Hwang’s exclusive and Doha’s first tea sommelier.
The ‘Made in Asia’ exhbition will be on display at Hwang until 31 December 2015 during regular dining hours. Located on the first floor of the hotel, Hwang is open for lunch from 12 pm (noon) to 3 pm and dinner from 6 pm to 11 pm, Sunday through Friday.
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