THE RYDGES POST
The Utzon family has a creative and cultural link to Sydney like no other and we are thrilled to announce that amazing artist Mika Utzon Popov will be creating artworks for the lobby at Rydges Sydney Airport Hotel. It is somehow fitting that such an internationally acclaimed artist who lives and works in Sydney will be enhancing our city accommodation gateway to the world.
Mika was born in Copenhagen in 1971 and graduated from the National Art School in Sydney in 1995. He has held solo exhibitions across Australia as well as in Denmark, Spain and the United Kingdom. He has also lectured in Artistic Drawing at the University of Barcelona.
I recall reading somewhere that Mika was asked what made him decide to become an artist and he answered saying it was never a choice, but a realisation – the answer of a true artist. Not necessarily a ‘calling’ but a path that had to be travelled.
There is also something poetic for those approaching Sydney Airport via the over-the-harbour flight path… that they get to see Sydney’s most wonderful building, Jorn Utzon’s Opera House, and then be welcomed by the art of the grandson on landing.
As an artist Mika is dramatic, inspiring and unique. We are looking forward to following his creative journey and being able to share that journey and the finished product with Rydges guests. Watch this space!