is a Day"
Pure white meets violet. Art meets suite. And it doesn't just blend into the rooms here, it dominates them: artist Carsten Fock has given our Suite #19 several new coats of paint at once. With a lasting message for everyone who spends the night here.
Drawings of underwater worlds and impressive light atmospheres captured with pastel chalk meet the eponymous painted violet on the bed wall in the Violet Suite. Three paintings were created especially for the suite by internationally renowned German artist Carsten Fock. Two other existing paintings were additionally selected for the suite by Saskia Wiesenthal. For the wall piece "Every Day Is A Day," Fock spent two days applying brushstroke after brushstroke of purple pigment directly to the wall.
"Focks Farbfeldwand ist genauso im Graffiti und der Popkultur verwurzelt wie im Abstrakten Expressionismus. (…) Man kann seine Malerei, seine räumlichen Interventionen durchaus als verunreinigte Meditationen oder säkulare Gebete für die Moderne 2.0 betrachten, für die turbokapitalistischen, gefährlichen Stranger-Things Zeiten, in denen wir gerade leben.“
Oliver Koerner von Gustorf
"In Fock's mural, painted with purple pigment paint, you can imagine someone in jail, doing his time in his cell, counting his days, painting stroke after stroke on the wall, a day and another day, waiting to get out. But you can also imagine a Zen master or mistress doing the same thing meditatively. It is what it is, a day is a day, a stroke is a stroke, now is now," says author Oliver Koerner von Gustorf, who dedicated an entire essay to Fock's brushstrokes.
An intriguing counterpoint to the purple wall piece can be seen in the large painting on the wall on the opposite side of the room. It shows a mountain, colorfully colored and the faded lettering "END THE END". The painting has no title, but exudes an eerie positive energy and seems to scare away all fears endings might bring.
One thing that comfortably will remain in your memory after a stay at the Violet Suite: Every day is a day. Those who live and appreciate each day extensively need not fear the end.
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