Today marks the one year anniversary of the White Swan Hotel’s reopening. To celebrate, the hotel has added a new collection - ‘Four Little Swans’ - created by Xu Hongfei, one of China's leading sculptors.
'Four Little Swans' is from Xu Hongfei’s ‘Chubby Women’ series, which he created in 2014. The sculpture portrays four plump female figures in ballet poses. The art work has a direct connection with the White Swan. Hotel. Xu explained that the inspiration for the work actually comes from roast meat hanging in front of the hotel’s showcase.
Xu Hongfei’s ‘Chubby Wemen’ series has proved popular with audiences all around the world. It’s been exhibited in Australia, Italy, France, Germany, Turkey, the UK and other locations worldwide. The satisfaction, joy and contentment evoked by his sculptures challenge people to question the notion of beauty. The sculpture ‘Four Little Swans’ has traveled as part of an international exhibition tour.
Wang Yingcong, the general manager of the White Swan, confirmed the important role of artistic works in the hotel’s culture. The White Swan represents a historic landmark of Guangzhou. It not only attracts visitors from all over the world, but also welcomes a great number of local people to enjoy the exquisite dim sum and visit and photograph the hotel to recall its old days. Having Xu’s work displayed in the hotel gives visitors a chance to enjoy the charm of his art.
(By Cassie Lin, Louis Berney)