Gray Malin The Art Of Living


Having read the press release and seeing some preview images for Gray Malin’s new photography series, I was looking forward to heading down to Le Meridien Hotel to meet with Gray and see the artwork in person. A computer screen, just doesn’t do these pictures justices.

For those that haven’t seen the press release, here’s a little bit of background information about the art work. ‘Following the successful global video art collaboration between Le Méridien Hotels & Resorts and renowned fine art photographer Gray Malin, Le Méridien Piccadilly is delighted to announce an exclusive exhibition launching at the London hotel on 5th October. The month-long exhibition, which will coincide with Frieze London, showcases an exclusive global first look of Malin’s new series, The Art of Living. Shot atop the pristine turquoise waters of Le Méridien Bora Bora, this is the photographer’s most conceptual series to date. Challenging the conventional way one traditionally experiences design, Malin juxtaposed iconic mid-century modern designs within the natural beauty of Bora Bora. In addition to the premiere of The Art of Living, the exhibition will serve as a retrospective for the two other series Malin created during the global art collaboration, Follow Me. Select images will be of display from Poolside Mediterranean and Bhutan: Land of Happiness, both of which were shot within the Le Méridien destinations Barcelona and Bhutan, respectively. Throughout October, the exhibition will be open to the public in the lobby of the hotel (for the Barcelona and Bhutan collections) and in The Terrace Grill & Bar (for the new series shot in Bora Bora)’.


For those like me, that’s a lot of fancy art talk which goes in one ear and out the other. However, even I can appreciate the beauty of Gray Malin’s work and how much time and effort went into staging all these photographic masterpieces. So head down to the Le Meridien Hotel in Piccadilly to see the artwork yourself and enjoy a few of the delicious cocktails available in the bar. The artwork is even available to purchase if you can afford the price tag. I wish I could, though I suspect I’d spend all my spare time staring at the photo, dreaming that I was in Bora Bora and nothing would get done. Gray Malin is reported to hope this exhibition will inspire guests and encourage them to see with new eyes during their travels, so maybe this wouldn’t be so bad after all.

To learn more about the series, please visit or visit Le Méridien Piccadilly from 5th – 31st October 2016 to view the exhibition. Gray Malin’s multiple collections are also available at

Reporter: Tegan LeBon

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