Søren Solkær: Heart Beat City

A work of art featuring the Statue of Liberty

Søren Solkær: Heart Beat City

Late Summer 2017

During 2016, Quin Arts focused its yearlong program on the work of global street artists. In 2017, the program highlighted the work of international photographers. Now, the worlds of photography and global street art come together at the Quin, as the hotel features two separate exhibitions from renowned Danish photographer Søren Solkær. The first exhibition is devoted to Solkær’s portraits of street artists, captured along with their work, taken from his fine art photography book, SURFACE, first published in 2015. The exhibition is installed in the hotel’s triplex Penthouse Suite and in selected public areas of the hotel and is set to run from July 2017 through early 2018.

In August 2017, a second exhibition, HEART BEAT CITY, from Søren Solkær debuted in the hotel’s lobby and drawing room. This exhibition included a collection of New York images especially commissioned for the Quin, as well as a selection of SURFACE images with a New York connection. Both exhibitions were curated by DK Johnston.

Søren Solkær is a Danish photographer, born in 1969. He has been working with a global profile since 1996 and is best known for his distinctive portraits of musicians, including iconic images of Björk, The White Stripes, Franz Ferdinand, David Lynch, The Arctic Monkeys, R.E.M. and U2.

Søren Solkær has released four fine art photography books: Beat City (2006), CLOSER (2011), SOULS (2011) and SURFACE (2015).

Søren's works have been exhibited in New York, Oxford, Copenhagen, Sydney, Melbourne, London, Edinburgh, Los Angeles, Oslo, Chicago, Vancouver, Milano, Napoli, Bratislava, Reykjavik, Cologne and Prague and are featured as part of the permanent collection in The Royal Danish Library and The National Portrait Collection in Frederiksborg Castle, Denmark.

Speaking about his upcoming exhibitions at the Quin, Solkær commented, “In many ways, the work I created for the Quin serves as a love letter to New York.  For me, New York is the most inspiring city in the world and that’s what keeps drawing me back.” 

Vincent Vienne, Managing Director of the Quin, added, “We’re honored to feature Søren Solkær’s photography at the Quin. He’s a global traveler with a passion for New York and his art expresses that passion. We know our guests will be inspired by his work. ”

The Quin Penthouse exhibition includes more than 22 works from Søren Solkær’s SURFACE, and breaks new ground with its installation of a museum-quality exhibition on the hotel’s 17th floor capstone level. HEART BEAT CITY, the lobby exhibition, includes selected alternative works from SURFACE and a new series that Solkær describes as “Pop Art inspired portraits of New York,” taking cues from Andy Warhol’s colorful, “miss passes” in printing and utilizing multiple exposure techniques. 

Information on art sales is available by emailing DKJ@artsfund.com.

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