Isola di San Clemente is a small island in the Venetian Lagoon in Italy. For centuries it housed a monastic settlement, and more recently an asylum. It is now the site of a luxury hotel with eco-conscious practices. Waterfall Artful Living partnered with the historic site during the Venice Architecturra Biennale 2021 and Art Biennale 2022 showcasing a selection of artwork from 6 International Contemporary Artists of their outdoor and indoor sculptures, paintings and installations. The curated showcase continues with previous selected artists alongside additional new artists.
Waterfall has completed the site specific immersive outdoor sculptures by Artist Lee Seung Hee and Sun K. Kwak, in harmony with San Clemente Palace Kempinski’s dedication to embracing the blend of sustainable luxury, cultural preservation, and the tranquility of the natural environment of Venice.
Waterfall worked to curate the interior site with Artist Chae Eunmi, Hye Rim Lee, Hyong Nam Ahn, and Jinwon Chang’s artworks, capturing the natural daylight and emphasizing the lush landscape, adorned with Mediterranean trees, where guests can witness the picturesque beauty that enhances its surroundings.
Waterfall has partnered with the iconic twin-tower landmark resort under the brand name Grand Hyatt Jeju, in the heart of Jeju Island in South Korea to develop permanent art content and site-specific artwork projects.
Waterfall carefully selected artworks that are tailored to the collective interpretation of the Korean Modernism art movement, complimentary to the interior palette and inspired by baccarat tables located in the Dream Tower Casino.
The use of geometric patterns like hexagons and triangles is a common theme in the casino, symbolizing unity and balance with science, nature and mankind. Inside of the Casino are commissioned hexagon artworks by Chae Eunmi that beautifully mirror patterns and reflect the crystal-beaded Mandala chandelier that hangs majestically in the middle of the of the Dream Tower Casino. 10-foot tall ceramic bamboo groves stand amongst the larger than life environment and speak to the themes of spring, renewal and balance found in each space of the premium resort.
Thirteen 11-foot long suspended artworks inspired by the Korean tradition Jogakboand the ocean surrounding the island of Jeju hang in the lobby areas.