SALERO TAPAS & BODEGA:
Spanish flair and vibrance
Salero Tapas & Bodega is a contemporary Spanish restaurant and bar in Kempinski Mall of the Emirates Dubai, and takes its name from a popular Spanish expression meaning flair and grace. Its charming ambiance captures the essence of Spanish life and culture.
The approach for the artwork was to infuse the restaurant with the colour and energy of Spanish life, while staying in keeping with the contemporary interior design.
We focused on making a real impact with a series of large-scale murals around the space, working with a Spanish artist.
To capture the essence of Spanish culture, artist Ruben Sanchez created two vibrant wall murals in his lively and graphic style. These murals were inspired by the musical and dancing heritage of his native country, providing the perfect backdrop to the live Spanish music and flamenco dancers that entertain guests in the restaurant.
These murals were complemented by large-scale photography work relating to Spain.
Spanish street artist Ruben Sanchez hails from Madrid and was an artist-in-residence at Tashkeel in Dubai in 2013.
Throughout his artwork you can find inspiration from Mediterranean life, graphic design, flamenco, graffiti, cubism, reclaimed materials and objects, skateboarding, 80’s music, surrealism, and social situations.