The least we can say is that Thierry Alet has no time to rest. He has just finished the Guadeloupe contemporary art fair – Pool Art Fair Guadeloupe – with his association “Frère Independent”, and now he is exhibiting his works at the Arawak Beach Resort from July 7 to September 7. The opening is this Tuesday evening.
Indeed, from June 24 to July 6, 2021, the painter worked in a studio housed in this hotel complex in Le Gosier. The theme chosen for this first artists’ residency in this place is water : Eau. Apart from the recurrent lack of water that affects several towns of the archipelago and which has been making headlines for some time, the artist was inspired by the book of Genesis, the first book of the Bible recounting the creation of humanity by God.
During his thirteen-day residency at the Arawak, Alet asked himself all sorts of questions about water, this mythical and universal theme that is the source of life, and he transcribed his thoughts into his works, which will be exhibited for two months (from July 7 to September 7) within walls of the hotel.
Created in 1974, the Arawak was closed for eight years and was fully renovated to open its doors in 2018. The new owners, Pierre and Corinne Sainte-Luce, have chosen to grant a large place to art and culture in this flagship of Guadeloupean tourism and hotel industry. Works of art by Guadeloupean artists and other nationalities decorate the entire space. Two frescoes by Thierry Alet – one in honour of the Guadeloupean writer Maryse Condé (Alternative Nobel Prize in Literature in 2018) and the other in honour of Martinican writer Patrick Chamoiseau (Goncourt Prize in 1992) – are displayed in two upper suites. Exhibitions, literary meetings and musical entertainment are regularly organized in the hotel’s salons. This new residence, inaugurated by Thierry Alet, will welcome artists (painters, sculptors, musicians, writers…) from Guadeloupe and the rest of the world.