Travel Art: Suzhou Hilton 360°

Suzhou Hilton 360° is a Hybrid Oil 360° Panoramic VR Painting by Dave Alber. The Suzhou Hilton — or DoubleTree by Hilton Suzhou — designed by architect Hiroshi Miyakawa is one of the signature examples of contemporary architecture in Suzhou. In this 360° painting, Suzhou’s newest architecture, DoubleTree by Hilton Suzhou is rendered in the longstanding Eastern tradition of Chinese ink painting, yet completed with oil glazes in the Western renaissance tradition of grisaille.

Travel Art: Temple of Mystery (Xuanmiao) 360°

Temple of Mystery (Xuanmiao) 360° is a Hybrid Oil 360° Panoramic VR Painting by Dave Alber. The Temple of Mystery (Xuanmiao) is a large Taoist temple in the heart of old Suzhou. The large wooden sculpture of Taoist sage Tai San Lao Jin is visible through the doorway while the bronze sculpture of Lau Tsu’s ox (a symbol of solidity) stands in the courtyard.

Travel Art: Suzhou Center 360°

Suzhou Center 360° is a Hybrid Oil 360° Panoramic VR Painting by Dave Alber. Suzhou Center contains the Suzhou Center Mall, W Hotel, and Gate to the East skyscraper, among its other buildings. In this 360° painting, Suzhou’s newest architecture is rendered in the longstanding Eastern tradition of Chinese ink painting, yet completed with oil glazes in the Western renaissance tradition of grisaille.

Travel Art: Twin Pagodas 360°

Twin Pagodas 360° is a Hybrid Oil 360° Panoramic VR Painting by Dave Alber. The twin pagodas are a Suzhou landmark. Resembling two ink brushes, they are a symbol of Suzhou’s success in academic affairs, particularly in the dynastic exam system.

Travel Art: Ancient Canal in Suzhou, China

Ancient Canal in Suzhou, China is an impasto oil painting by Dave Alber, Travel Artist. 2019Oil on canvas19.63 x 23.63 in (50 x 60 cm) “Sunset over the ancient canal in a city that straddles both the old and the new.” … Continued

Travel Art Exhibition: Contact

Contact 接触 art exhibition celebrates travel art, travel writing, comics, illustration, oil paintings, and cultural connections. The exhibition was inspired by the writing of British travel writer Jan Morris and opened with a charity art auction for Kenyan schoolchildren. Opening Reception of … Continued

Comic Art: Bad Year to Be a Cat, comic #4, At Shanghai’s St. Ignatius Cathedral

Bad Year to Be a Cat, comic #4, At Shanghai’s St. Ignatius Cathedral is an ink and gauche comic art page by Dave Alber, Travel Artist. 2018Gauche on paper8.5 x 11 Bad Year To Be a Cat is a Shanghai … Continued

Travel Art: Chinese Garuda, Suzhou, China

Chinese Garuda, Suzhou, China is a gouache painting by Dave Alber, Travel Artist. 2018Gouache on paper10.25 x 6.75 in (26 x 17.14 cm)   “Chinese Garuda, Suzhou, China depicts a Chinese street cleaner on his three wheeled vehicle. The man wearing bright yellow … Continued