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S Gallery, Sofitel Bangkok Sukhumvit, recently opened its new inspiring photography exhibition and a launch and signing of a new photo book, ‘Platform 10’ by Rammy Narula.
The solo photography exhibition is a showcase for the work of talented Thai–Indian artist, Rammy Narula. Rammy is a Bangkok-based photographer with a deep passion for travelling and exploring the streets. His work covers personal projects, portraits, and photography resulting from countless hours roaming the streets of the cities he visits. His most recent work, Platform 10, a project shot on a single platform at the Hua Lamphong Train Station in Bangkok, has been published as a photo book with Peanut Press, a publishing house in New York.
In 2013 he exhibited his first Hua Lamphong Train Station series, a black and white project of the same train station he worked on in 2015 for “Platform 10”. In 2014 he exhibited “Life is an Act”, a project consisting of candid street photographs taken on his travels.
Platform 10 is the culmination of Rammy’s work at Hua Lamphong, Bangkok Central Train Station. He went there the first time in 2012 and his early pictures of people at the station were made in black and white. That work became an exhibition in 2013. He switched to colour photography in 2014 and kept going back trying to take pictures of the station with a fresh idea.
After over a year without a real breakthrough it was very much by chance that on a random day in 2015 he found himself on a quiet platform at the far end of the station when a short train came in, made a 20-minute stop, and got going on its way. He discovered that the photographs he took that day had a very different feel to his previous work and it was the spark that he had been looking for. He kept going back every day for the next six months to photograph that window of time on the same platform.
“Life moves very quickly and a lot can happen when you’re not looking. Hua Lamphong train station, renowned for being very slow-paced, wakes into life each time a train makes a short stop. Passengers move,” says Rammy Narula. “Train officials ushering them on. Custodians begin their maintenance work. Supplies get loaded. All of it begins and ends almost just as soon as it starts. As an observer, the feeling it evokes when everything happens at the same time in that way feels oddly harmonious. Like watching an orchestra performing without a conductor, I set out to take pictures in this small window of time on a single platform. A platform blessed with atmospheric mood found when a short three cabin train makes its daily short 20-minute stop. I focused on the isolated moments. The little pauses while everything was in motion. The stillness of the different characters connected with me and they became my muse. What was everyone thinking, I often wondered. They say life’s a journey and through the people on Platform 10, I believe I made mine.”
At the opening night of the exhibition, the lobby recreated the atmosphere of Hua Lampong station. Guests enjoyed a welcome drink inspired by flavors of Thailand and light Thai street food canapés. Background music complemented the artistic ambience. Art lovers and VIPs then were invited to a new photo book launching and signing of ‘Platfrom 10’ by Rammy Narula, followed by a viewing of his works in S Gallery.
The photo book was available at THB 1,500 net and a special limited edition book numbered 001 – 100 was avilable at THB 5,500 net including a print photograph of the signature image from the exhibition signed by the artist.
Mr. William Haandrikman, General Manager of Sofitel Bangkok Sukhumvit, said recently, “Rammy has a passion for street photography. He enjoys walking and making new discoveries everywhere he goes. People and their interactions with their environment interest him. He’s always looking for situations and scenes that he can respond to visually and emotionally and he takes candid photographs in the most harmonious way possible. It is a great pleasure to showcase Rammy’s orignal work and to welcome a receptive art loving audience to another unique exhibition at S Gallery.”
Rammy’s unique photography art exhibition will be on show at S Gallery until 14 February 2017.
For further information or reservations, please contact Martin Gerlier, MoonStar Fine Arts Advisors at 093 5826588 or e-mail: Martin.email@example.com .
S Gallery – Lobby Level, Sofitel Bangkok Sukhumvit
S Gallery is open daily from 10am to 10pm.
On Wednesday 14 September 2016 from 5:30pm – 10pm, S Gallery at Sofitel Bangkok Sukhumvit welcomes art lovers’ to a new exhibition, ‘Paradoxes’ by Kostar.
The solo exhibition is a showcase for the work of talented French artist, Kostar, whom was born in the 70’s in Paris. He became renowned in the 1990s for street art, painting walls on various surfaces such as trains, trucks, and subways in the USA, Europe, Asia. He also appeared on for TV shows, sports events and worked for well-known brands.
While based in Beijing, his artworks were exhibited in Chinese and French galleries. During this time his works began expressing humor and positive vibes, like his PSCIYL project: Put Some Color into Your Life.
Kostar has given urban art a whole new definition. This revolutionary artist moves us through dynamic images, and thought provoking phrases; he takes a leap of faith and chooses the path of passion and the unknown, rather than safety and conformity.
Kostar is constantly evolving with new materials such as neon, sculpture, photography and film. What remains constant is his razor sharp wit and incisive humour.
At the opening night of the exhibition, guests will enjoy a welcome cocktail and light canapés in the lobby as our DJ creates an artistic atmosphere. Art lovers and VIP’s will then be invited to view Kostar’s works in S Gallery.Mr. William Haandrikman, General Manager of Sofitel Bangkok Sukhumvit, said recently, “Kostar’s work, his passion, and his art act as a mirror of society, giving us a glimpse of what is taboo and thoughts that dare not be verbalized. I am sure art lovers will be challenged and delighted by this distinctly contemporary work on show at S Gallery, the latest in our series of exhibitions showcasing emerging and established Thai and French artists.”
Kostar’s colorful urban art will be on show at S Gallery until 14 December 2016.
For further information or reservations, please contact Martin Gerlier, MoonStar Fine Arts Advisors at 093 5826588 or e-mail: Martin.firstname.lastname@example.org.
S Gallery – Lobby Level, Sofitel Bangkok Sukhumvit
S Gallery is open daily from 10 am. to 10 pm.
Sofitel Bangkok Sukhumvit is delighted to announce that L’Appart, its elegant rooftop bar and restaurant, has been awarded the prestigious “Wine Spectator Award of Excellence 2016”.
This is the fourth consecutive year that the restaurant has won the award.
Acknowledged as one of the most important accolades within the hospitality industry, the international “Wine Spectator Award of Excellence” is seldom won by restaurant in a country where the wine culture is still maturing. Wine Spectator is a highly respected American magazine that specializes in tasting notes, industry news and wine-personality profiles by some of the most respected and knowledgeable wine experts.
L’Appart’s success is attributed to the introduction in June 2012 of a unique concept, “Voyage du Vin” that allows lovers of fine wines and French-inspired cuisine to discover fine wines chosen by our knowledgeable wine advisor, Rémi Prim. Thanks to a partnership between Sofitel Bangkok Sukhumvit and Bangkok’s five leading wine merchants including Diageo, IWS, Italasia, Italthai and Wine DD, diners at L’Appart enjoy an extensive selection of wines at reasonable prices, each complementing the cuisine of Chef Jerome Deconninck.
L’Appart won the award for “Wine by the Glass” in the “Wine List of the Year Thailand Awards 2013”, and also won the “Wine Spectator Award of Excellence” in 2013, 2014 and 2015.
Sofitel’s “Voyage du Vin” concept takes wine lovers on a journey through the world of wine. The leading luxury hotel presents a unique collection wines, each the perfect example of its region. Wines include the traditional excellence of the Old World and the inventive vigour of the New World.
Mr.William Haandrikman, General Manager of Sofitel Bangkok Sukhumvit, said recently, “My team and I are delighted that L’Appart has been awarded the “Wine Spectator Award of Excellence 2016.” To win for the fourth consecutive year is an outstanding achievement and testament to the passion and dedication of the entire team at L’Appart. Over the past year at L’Appart, Chef Jerome has delighted diners with an extraordinary new menu, hosted special gourmet evenings to compliment French wines at ‘Sofitel Wine Days’ events, and worked alongside guest Michelin star chefs such as Patrick Jeffroy and Herve Rodriquez. L’Appart’s menu and our sommelier selection of wines of the world make it a truly exceptional destination for lovers of gourmet cuisine and fine wines. ”
L’Appart’s numerous accolades include ‘Thailand Tatler Best Restaurants Awards’ for four consecutive years from 2013 – 2016, TripAdvisor “Certificate of Excellence” winner for three consecutive years from 2014 -2016, the coveted “Wine Spectator Award of Excellence from 2013 – 2016, and many more.
Intimate and distinctly Parisian, L’Appart is an elegant rooftop bar and restaurant in the heart of downtown Sukhumvit. Diners can savour a creative menu of French-inspired cuisine made to share among friends or individually, sip wines or cocktails, and listen to cool DJ music while enjoying glittering 360-degree city views from the 32nd floor balcony. Daily offers from 5 pm to 7 pm ensure life is always magnifique!
To enjoy your unique award-winning personal wines experience at L’Appart, please call : +66 (0) 2126 9999 ext. L’Appart for reservations or email: H5213-FB10@sofitel.com
L’Appart – 32nd Floor, Sofitel Bangkok Sukhumvit
Bar: 5 pm to 1 am
Dinner: 7 pm to 10:30 pm
Tapas: 5 pm to midnight
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