Today we installed artworks at Copthorne Birmingham restaurant area. It is an Asian restaurant and we chose artworks which compliment the venue and the concept. Four artworks installed are all by Mark Howard. His oil paintings are quite decorative, but all have a scent of Asian Culture with them. Mark also runs Disorder Boutique and produces fascinating items of clothing and accessories.
I chose these artworks not just because of their contextual similarity with the venue, but also I considered the colours of the paintings and how they match the interior of the restaurant. The general manager of the hotel was quite thrilled to have Mark’s works on display, especially as he knows the artist as well. Finding suitable artworks for the busy interior is not an easy task, but I like the challenge and seeing the artworks installed in situ makes all the difference.