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Al Stark
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A story about one of the original Hotel Hotel collaborators, Al Stark.

Al Stark, shot by Lee Grant.

(1 of 1) Al Stark, shot by Lee Grant.

Al Stark has worked on lots of aspects of Hotel Hotel. From the conceptual to the physical – original artworks (found in the public lounge, Monster kitchen and bar, in the rooms and in the Mosaic room to name a few), uniforms, sculptures and umbrellas… Not just a beautifully nostalgic illustrator, Al really thinks about spatial dimensions and how to fill them.

Operating outside of conventional art institutions, Al Stark’s artistic practice ranges from folk architecture, spatial design, film, wall painting, drawing, and gypsy tattooing… We could go on. His canvas to date has included public and private walls, a 60 metre lift shaft, intricately made masks, paper, leather, wood and bodies. His work forms a personal universe that explores gender politics, religion, and his explanation of the human psyche through text, the figurative and a heavy dose of abstract symbolism.

Notes

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Making Hotel Hotel – Stories about the people and ideas that made Hotel Hotel. There were many. It was messy. Good messy.

Date 18 May, 2015
People Al Stark
Place Ground floor, Monster
Category ↳ Art
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