Art at The Alpina Gstaad

Aiming to go beyond the expected, The Alpina Gstaad combines passion and an innovative vision to offer a unique platform for art, beauty and freedom of expression.

Beauty is first and foremost related to the senses. All art, whether in the form of paintings, film or music, is part of a continuous search for the meaning of life. Lascaux’s paintings, Constable’s landscapes, Tchaikovsky’s waltzes, Keats’s poems and Oscar Wilde’s writings all strive to define life’s purpose, a process which occurs through experiencing art.

Art should always have an emotional effect, whether negative or positive, on those experiencing it. There is no right or wrong in art, only opinions. It allows humans to express their deepest emotions and thoughts without barriers or judgement.

In modern day society, we are constantly bombarded with information. With such fast-paced lifestyles, humans are slowly losing contact with nature and with their inner-self. Art provides a chance to reconnect, all the while giving us a chance to understand and accept change.




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Garage Italia Customs

The Alpina Gstaad - Switzerland

The Alpina Gstaad is delighted to receive from the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation, a custom-made electric Fiat 500, whose arctic paint exterior changes according to heat levels, demonstrating the effects of rising temperatures worldwide. It joins the...


20.09.2017

Garage Italia Customs

The Alpina Gstaad is delighted to receive from the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation, a custom-made electric Fiat 500, whose arctic paint exterior changes according to heat levels, demonstrating the effects of rising temperatures worldwide. It joins the hotel’s collection of electric cars which guests can use to explore the region, leaving zero carbon footprint.

The “Arctic” car was conceived by Garage Italia Customs to highlight the problem of global warming. Garage Italia Customs used a special film finish to create the polar animals, then treated the bodywork with thermochromic varnish so that when the external temperature rises, the polar animals gradually disappear, reappearing only when the temperature drops. The films are 3M green certificate and were printed with ecological latex. The interior of the vehicles were conceived using the same criteria of highlighting a respect of nature and uses entirely eco-sustainable materials that are natural and vegan.

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Richard Hambleton

The Alpina Gstaad - Switzerland

An addition to the hotel’s collection of exceptional contemporary pieces, “Ice Cream” is a 1977 Chevy Van painted and fashioned by Richard Hambleton, the pioneer and godfather of the Street Art movement. This ‘one of a...


20.09.2017

Richard Hambleton

An addition to the hotel’s collection of exceptional contemporary pieces, “Ice Cream” is a 1977 Chevy Van painted and fashioned by Richard Hambleton, the pioneer and godfather of the Street Art movement. This ‘one of a kind’ art piece, which is framed and painted with black acrylic on aluminium, fiberglass, glass and neon, was auctioned off at the amfAR Cannes. amfAR is one of the world’s most successful benefit events during the Cannes International Film Festival which has raised more than $190million for life-saving research programs in its fight against AIDS.

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Jan Frank

The Alpina Gstaad - Switzerland

Hurrican Cat, 2016 Jan Frank was born in Amsterdam (1951) and lived in Congo before his parents immigrated to the United States. He currently lives and works in New York City. Frank’s works are in numerous public and private collections and...


27.06.2017

Jan Frank

Hurrican Cat, 2016

Jan Frank was born in Amsterdam (1951) and lived in Congo before his parents immigrated to the United States. He currently lives and works in New York City. Frank’s works are in numerous public and private collections and he exhibits widely throughout the United States, Europe, and Australia. The artist’s most recent exhibitions include Paul Kasmin, NYC (2011), Olsen / Irwin, Sydney, Australia (2012), and The Merchant House, Amsterdam (2013). This is piece was shown at his second show at Nahmad Contemporary in NYC, Winter 2017.

In this work, the artist replaced his projector-guided brushstrokes with silkscreened prints to cast complex networks of culled passages from art history onto supports. Through selection, appropriation, manipulation, and erasure, Frank orchestrates complex compositions founded in the sinuous lines of history.

Alkyd, oil, ink with silkscreen on linen