Contemporary artist, environmentalist, and philanthropist Natalia Kapchuk will present select artworks from “The Lost Planet” series as part of her solo exhibition at the breathtaking ME Dubai Hotel designed by the legendary Zaha Hadid. In collaboration with Art|Kōrero, JP Art Advisory, and FprBuro Communications Agency, the display will feature over twenty mixed-media creations as well as digital and AR installations by the artist within the hotel’s atrium and the newly dedicated gallery space, located on the third floor. The exhibition is adorned with plants and natural elements to enhance the viewer’s experience.
More than twenty large-scale artworks and installations form the centerpiece of the exhibition. “The Lost Planet” series represents the portrayal of our world in the artist’s signature technique. Natalia Kapchuk’s artistic mission is to depict the inimitable beauty of nature and its many wonders juxtaposed to the current ecological concerns caused by anthropic activities, spreading much-needed awareness regarding the environmental state.
“Of the many things I hold dear, the arts and Mother Earth take up a large portion. When I think of our home here on this planet, I worry about the irreversible damage humanity has caused and what that means for its inhabitants and future generations. To bring light to such heartbreaking issues and to spread awareness of the growing concerns facing our planet, I use the power of my art to illuminate the worsening environmental crises while encouraging self-accountability and collective actions, instilling hope for a brighter future.” —Artist, Natalia Kapchuk
In the creation of her artworks, Natalia Kapchuk finds it essential to follow an eco-friendly approach, incorporating natural components, recycled elements, and plant-based materials into her art pieces, such as reclaimed wood, up-cycled plastics, for example. Moreover, to contrast naturally resourced and industrial materials, the artist utilizes mediums such as tree bark, sand, stones, and fermented moss with polymers, resi-crete, gilding, metal chips, and more. Developing her creativity further, Natalia Kapchuk works with fiberglass construction, LED lighting, and digital and augmented designs.
Among the featured artworks are well-known pieces such as “Ocean’s DNA” (2019), constructed using a unique layering technique that combines plant-based resins with various natural materials such as fermented moss and repurposed sand from the coastline of the Maldives, and one of the most extensive pieces in “The Lost Planet” series, an installation “GPGP. Fragment N°98203” (2020), dedicated to the plastic pollution issue. Moreover, the exhibition showcases the latest artworks from “The Lost Planet” series that have never been featured before: the artworks “Glacial Iridescence” (2022) and “Revenge of the Denali” (2022), illustrating Natalia Kapchuk’s reflections on the climate change issue, and three unique art pieces, “Fairytale Lands” (2022), “Earth or Mars?” (2022), and “Algae Bloom” (2022), finished in striking colors.
For further details regarding “The Lost Planet” exhibition, please refer to the press release provided below:
Natalia Kapchuk’s Solo Exhibition at ME Dubai Hotel Press Release
The Lost Planet exhibition will run from 4th March to 1st 2023, at ME Dubai Hotel, The Opus by Omniyat, Al A’amal Street, Business Bay, Dubai.