"Art should challenge and inspire"
Consequently, we enlisted a string of international, talented artists to exhibit at Seven Pines Resort Ibiza, the first of which you encounter as soon as you step foot inside our luxurious lobby. Our check-in process is laid-back and totally casual, so we invite guests to take a seat atop the taupe-hued sofa, present them with a sparkling welcome drink and then allow time for the surroundings to sink in. These first moments of the trip should be cherished, and so we leave you to complete the check-in process at leisure, completely unhurried.
It’s during this time that you might start surveying the stunningly designed reception area of the hotel, and when you might first lock eyes on our spectacular centerpiece, Last Time Around the Sun Before the Birth of Our Son by Amir H Fallah. An Iranian artist raised in the USA, Fallah is based in California and prominently features his hybrid heritage as inspiration for his paintings. He’s also strongly influenced by childhood memories and cultural legacies, meaning his work is often a comment on memory, destiny and dreams — all poignant themes for a holiday taken on the white isle.
This particular work is visually, extremely arresting. A black, circular hole with a circumference that’s entwined with myriad species of rainbow-coloured flowers depicted in vivid detail. And, courtesy of Fallah’s customary layering technique they seem to come alive on the surface of the canvas, beckoning the viewer inward to discover what lies beyond. Much like the island itself, Fallah’s painting draws you into its world – what you find there is entirely down to personal interpretation.