Fine art is an important part of our vibrant hotel world: With over 1,100 paintings, watercolours, drawings, sculptures and photographs, the collection block at the Grand Elysée Hotel Hamburg is one of the major private collections of figurative art in northern Germany. In theme-oriented permanent exhibitions, over 850 exhibits are displayed in the foyers and restaurants, event rooms, hotel corridors and suites.
Since the hotel was founded in 1985, Christa Block has been the heart and soul of art at the Grand Elysée Hotel Hamburg.
22 years ago, the former student at the University of Art & Design in Hamburg was honoured for his impressive work with the Elysée prize which helped pave the way for his successful artist career. Born in 1964 in Zwickau, Karsten Mittag’s creative beginnings began when he trained as a church musician in classical music. After his studies in Hamburg he exchanged music, not for painting alone, but has since combined music and painting as a freelance artist in the Ore Mountains. In his pictures, sounds and inner images which are evoked by music are expressed, musical and visual art merge with each other.
After 22 years, Karsten Mittag is now returning to our gallery and will join us for what will be a musically eventful 2017 for Hamburg.
On Monday 23rd January 2017 from 6.30 p.m. we cordially invite you to the opening of the exhibition “Music-inspired painting”, which will be held in the gallery of the Grand Elysée Hamburg.
At the opening, the artist will give a short insight - accompanied by piano music played by the pianist Hanni Liang, a student at the University of Music - as to how music inspires his painting. The introductory speech will be given by art historian Dr Thomas Gädeke.
Duration of the exhibition: 23rd January to 5th April 2017.
Art at the Elysée
Mrs. Meike Woermann
T +49 (0)40 41 41 2-825