UPDATE: I closed the gallery at the Andaz Maui at Wailea resort in May, 2015, and have a post on my blog regarding the closure.
The information below is being retained for historical purposes.
The Andaz Art Gallery presents a collection of original abstract photographs by Maui artist Shane Robinson. The photographs are sourced from the resort grounds — both the natural and built elements — and reflect living in harmony with our environment here in Hawaiʻi. The images reveal the inner animate or vibrational state, what the Hawaiians call "naka" and reflect the resort's unique contemporary aesthetic.
Shane will offer a mix of experiences for guests every Friday. From helpful photo tips to touring the resort to show where the different photos were taken, come and explore the "locally sourced Art" that is unique to the Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort. Please join us for a glass of wine and talk story!
Shane Robinson Fine Art Gallery at Andaz Maui at Wailea
Shane Robinson was commissioned by the Andaz Maui at Wailea to create an original art series of 12 abstract photographs for their Executive Offices. These abstract photographs are sourced from the resort grounds, a reflection of living in harmony with our environment. Upon receiving the artwork, General Manager Michael Stephens approached Shane to develop a gallery that would present the resort’s unique aesthetic through the lens of his abstract fine art photography of Hawaiian subject matter.
Guests are invited to purchase limited edition prints on framed aluminum.
The images are also available for licensing – imagine having original Maui art woven into your wedding or corporate event, creating a unique visual theme. Customized gifts can also be offered to your guests, ranging from simple pack of note cards to original art of varying sizes to custom surfboards.
There are 60 images in the Andaz Series 1, with a full range of color: pinks and purples in the Ti series; greens and lavender in the Plumeria Series; gold, caramel and browns in the Stair and Kaʻana Series; and blues and greens in the Pool and Palm Series.
About the Fine Art Abstract Photographs
Shane moves his camera like a paint brush to capture a unique image that cannot be replicated. Each image is created ‘in camera’ as a single photograph; there is no computer editing other than cropping or rotation. The familiar Hawaiian Ti plant, for example, takes on an entirely new energy when shot through Shane’s lens. Each photograph offers an abstract, ethereal interpretation of iconic Hawaiiana. This creates vibrant, abstract, and unique works of art that are of Hawaiʻi, yet with a sophisticated, modern appeal.
The Andaz Art Series 1 contains 60 stunning images. In keeping with the Andaz concept of sourcing locally as much as possible, these abstract photographs were all taken on the grounds of the resort and radiate the energy or 'mana' cultivated in this oceanfront location for centuries. The gallery is open for viewing 24 hours daily.
Art is available for sale in the gallery and online; custom implementations are also welcome to create a one-of-a-kind piece uniquely designed for your home, office, or commercial space.
The images have a vibrant energy to them and are unlike any other Hawaiian art you will find.
Download the Full Andaz Art Series PDF.
About the Andaz Maui at Wailea
Andaz offers an environment free of barriers, where ideas are exchanged and encouraged. Each hotel features indigenous designs capturing the sights, sounds and tastes of its surrounding area. Our spaces, food, artwork and events bring an authentic, intimate feeling that you’re in a place quite unlike anywhere else in the world. The Andaz Maui at Wailea is the brand’s first resort property and is Hawaii’s only LEED-certified hotel. (LEED: Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design)
Andaz, which means “personal style” in Hindi, is the high-end, lifestyle branch of Hyatt Hotels and Resorts. Andaz Wailea will join Andaz Liverpool Street, London; Andaz West Hollywood; Andaz Wall Street and Andaz 5th Avenue, in New York City; and Andaz San Diego.