Hilton Art Rooms
Five leading artists in the international street art scene secretly produced five astonishing murals in rooms of the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel on the NDSM Wharf in the North of Amsterdam. On April 6, the rooms were officially launched with a grand opening. The Hilton Art Rooms are the result of a tight collaboration between DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Amsterdam NDSM Wharf and Street Art Today, kindly supported by Liquitex. This is the first of a series of five rooms:
Los Angeles-based street artist Christina Angelina, also known as Starfighter, is known around the world for her realistic, detailed portraits, mostly of women. With her large-scale work she tries to express both strength and vulnerability. Starfighter is inspired by abandoned locations that she can enliven with her figurative portraits. Her work, mainly created by spray cans, can be seen all over the world.
For this room, Starfighter did what she does best: shaping a detailed portrait of a woman. But there is more. In this emotional piece you can see the woman gazing at the abstract bird in her hand. The bird is about to fly away, or has it just landed? Together, the woman and the bird form a spectacle one can admire for hours and spin their own story.
For this work, StarfighterA used multiple materials. A large part is made with water based spray cans, but some of the details are realized with a brush. She sanded the layers of paint, giving this work both depth and contrast. All this, coupled with the choice of color, creates a mysterious image.
Dazzling Street Art Rooms in hotel at the NDSM wharf in Amsterdam
Room 103: StarfighterA