Sometimes, nature appreciation can also come in the form of a swanky afternoon spent in a luxury boutique hotel. For those who aren’t fans of having to trek into the wilderness in order to get in touch with Mother Nature, 137 Pillars Suites & Residences Bangkok has just launched a multi-sensory experience: Aesthetics of Nature Exhibition and Nature’s Opulence Afternoon Tea.
If you’d like to explore contemporary Thai art, this hotel in the heart of Sukhumvit is one of the few names that continuously offers solid art programming throughout the year. It’s a great way to discover Thai talents, whether through their art tours, art therapy workshops or exhibitions. In this latest case, a collaboration sets the hotel’s vegan afternoon tea against the backdrop of Supmanee Chaisansuk‘s colorful paintings inspired by nature.
Baan Borneo Club, the hotel’s elegant dining venue on the 26th floor, doubles as an airy art gallery. What’s to love about this cozy room is their floor-to-ceiling windows that offers gorgeous, uninterrupted views of Bangkok’s cityscape. Curved dining booths and lounge seats that are separated by divider screens ensconce visitors with a sense of privacy, despite the sun-lit ambiance. The room is posh and proper, but Supmanee’s “Aesthetics of Nature” exhibition dabs a lively splash to the setting when you look up from your cup of tea.
Featuring semi-abstract paintings in color schemes all across the rainbow, the artist presents her own imagination of nature, alongside the most delicate aesthetics that can be found in Mother Earth’s greatest creations. “I wanted to showcase the ‘cutesy’ side of nature,” says Supmanee. “There’s a profound delicateness I’ve captured and it makes you see how nature is designed to be this soft. It’s only when you look closely that you see the fluffy bits a flower may have.”
Her intricate strokes depict the softness and fluffiness of fur, hair, wool and feathers — all of which reminds viewers of the abundance of beautiful and stunning textures that can be found in nature. “I have always loved to zoom in onto patterns of wildlife, such as trees, herbs, fungus, stones, flowers and small creatures, down to the microscopic level,” explains the artist.