“Woman with Cape” is a beacon of Freepoint Hotel. Designed by collage artist Sammy Slabbinck and attached to the side of the building measuring 25’ wide by 30’ high, it is hard to miss when approaching Freepoint Hotel. This captivating image is meant to foreshadow the artistic experience you are about to embark on at Freepoint Hotel.
About the Artist:
Sammy Slabbinck, a Belgian artist based in Bruges, is like a director, placing found imagery from Mid-Century advertisements in a contemporary context. The result is a composition that meditates on the past and considers the absurdity of popular culture. Sammy Slabbinck renders dynamic surreal collage prints and original collages on paper, combining vintage photographs with contemporary compositional styles. The images are cut up into pieces and redistributed, playing with exaggeration and proportions. Other times, the images are placed in a reverse context, juxtaposing modern ideals with traditional states of mind.