Nu Perspectives Series: Mural Rooms November Opening


On November 13th, the Nu Hotel briefly transformed into an art gallery for an “unveiling of our latest mural guest rooms.” As part of the Nu Perspectives Program, the rooms provided 14 local artists the creative freedom to decorate their own guest room at the hotel. The project has succeeded in its aim to give guests the opportunity to experience local art and Brooklyn inspiration in an exclusive and intimate fashion. The opening commemorated the newest four additions to the collection, opening them up for guests to observe and enjoy.
Throughout the evening, most attendees mingled in the lobby, which was well-equipped with food, live music by the Fatum Brothers and drinks by Brooklyn Republic Vodka and Brooklyn Winery. With all of this going on, small groups broke off one-by-one, cycling into the elevator and up to the higher floors to explore and observe the night’s featured murals.

Room 207, painted by Laura Hollick

Most of these guided tours began with the second floor’s featured room, painted by Laura Hollick. This spiritual painter’s mural was the most enveloping walk-through experience of the night. Covering the room with a light-blue sky and simple trees, the paint surrounds visitors and hovers above them on the ceiling.

Room 403, painted by Saroj Patel

Moving upstairs, the tours circulated the evening’s other three open rooms on the fourth floor. Saroj Patel — a London based artist — painted room 403. Her colorful depictions of birds and wildlife were a huge hit with the evening’s crowd. Sitting on the original white backdrop, Patel’s images truly feel like the crossing of two worlds.

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Room 406, painted by Natalie Lomeli

The other two rooms showcased on the fourth floor at the November opening were equally as impressive. Room 406 was painted by Natalie Lomeli — the front office manager at Nu Hotel. Her images of a bracelet and a vase ornament take an abstract approach to creating a sense of homeliness and familiarity in the room. Room 404 was painted by Michael Sorgatz— a Brooklyn based artist and editor of Art in Brooklyn and Art in New York City. Sorgatz’ room offers vibrant urban imagery and the only 3-D installations featured at the opening.

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With completely unique and equally riveting work from the artists showcased at Nu’s November opening, the event exhibited the broad scope of creativity expressed throughout the Nu Perspectives Program and the borough of Brooklyn as a whole. We will continue to promote and explore the minds of these artists in the blog’s Nu Perspectives Series, with the first profile and next installment delving into the work of Natalie Lomeli in Room 406!

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