Aaron De La Cruz – Ace Hotel Print One
San Francisco based artist Aaron De La Cruz (1980) cryptic line work invokes an archeological inquisition that is suggestive of both ancient Mayan hieroglyphics and contemporary graffiti, allowing the viewer to relate, interpret and decipher the work on their own terms. From his large matte black inverted sculptures, large scale outdoor murals and his stark two dimensional ink paintings, De La Cruz bridges the gaps between fine art and design, the sum of its parts being simultaneously both practical and decorative. De La Cruz lives and works on San Francisco, California.
Arkitip and Ace Hotel are collaborating together to offer a series of original silkscreen prints, designed by artist Aaron de la Cruz. Inspired by Aaron’s emotional experiences during travel, two unique designs will hang in the guest rooms at Ace Hotel & Swim Club in Palm Springs. States artist Aaron de La Cruz, “Having worked with Arkitip before on various projects I was excited to have my work presented in an elevated environment that is outside of the gallery. For these works, I was imagining a range of emotions that I typically experience when I travel; from serenity to sometimes complete agitation. Both pieces represent this range. I feel that these two designs work really well as a body of work next to each other.”
Arkitip’s Founder and Curator Scott A. Sant’Angelo says, “Having conceived and launched the idea of fine art prints in rooms with the Ace Hotel Palm Springs in 2008, we were happy to return as curator and continue our goal to make original art affordable and accessible.”
* These prints were never sold outside the hotel or its website, this is the first time we are making these works available through Arkitip.
1 color screen print on 80 lb. Mohawk super fine eggshell ultra white paper
Designed & produced exclusively for The Ace Hotel & Swim Club, Curated by Arkitip
18 x 24 in. (45.72 x 60.96 cm) | Signed artist proof