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. This is the fourth of a series of five rooms:
My Dog Sighs
My Dog Sighs is an artist from the United Kindom who is known for his detailed paintings of eyes. He often makes small pieces, hoping to inspire people to slow down and look for the small things in life. Even at his large-scale murals, a hidden story is subtly added in the reflection of the eye. He also paints on found objects like used food cans, giving them a second life. With his creativity and effort, he hopes to stimulate people to take recycled objects and give them a new purpose.
For this room, My Dog Sighs made a painting of what he is known for: detailed eyes with a story hidden deep within. The eyes are both challenging and inviting. If you look closely you can see the Amsterdam skyline and a couple cuddling in the reflection of the eye. The nature of the embrace is unknown, but the lightning in the background strengthens the image and expresses the power of love.
My Dog Sighs mainly worked with waterbased spray cans for this painting. The scenes in the eyes, the hugging couple, are made by stencils. Over the years, My Dog Sighs mastered this skill, inviting you to explore his paintings in more detail.