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The Artist Patric Rozario - Scale Magazine

A Patron and an Artist

Long-time Doha resident Patric Rozario is an artist who creates singular art and a huge body of his work is currently on display at one of the popular luxury hotel properties in Doha, Intercontinental – The City.

There are countless luxury properties that solicit artists’ works. The work that the luxury properties curate resonates with their management’s vision and underscores the visual narrative of its interiors.

The Artist Patric Rozario - Scale Magazine“Intercontinental- The City had a pre-Rozario and a post-Rozario period; one that was void of much art and later when this artist’s creative colours splashed our walls.”

Gilles Longuet
General Manager
Intercontinental- The City
Doha

In that sense Intercontinental – The City, Doha is no different. It has artwork strewn across its walls, some in sweet disarray and some in perfect symphony with its interiors. But there the similarity culminates. For, here, the spotlight is completely on one artist and his entire oeuvre of work. The artist in focus here is Patric Rozario, a self-made creator with a portfolio of work that is quite rare. A long-time resident of Doha, Rozario has carved a niche for himself with his style that has matured to become distinctive as experience has firmed his skills.

But like any artist, his work is also a result of a benefactor who helped him nurture his work. The patron here is  Intercontinental – The City, Doha, represented by the General Manager, Gilles Longuet, who describes his association with Rozario, thus, “Intercontinental – The City had a pre-Rozario and a post-Rozario period, one that was void of art and later when this artist’s creative colours splashed our walls.”

“We wanted to redo the entire reception of the residential area of the Hotel and when I saw what Rozario was doing, I thought that this would be the perfect fit for the property,” he says, “The art was the defining part of the reception and the design was as a result of the art.”

Longuet, who has over 40 years’ experience in the hotel industry across 15 different countries including 15 years in the Middle East, says, “I have met many artists in my long association with the hotel industry, we had a few international artists whose work were shown here at the Hotel but I would not choose any of them because what I wanted was someone who had a different perspective, a unique talent, an originality that I found only in Rozario’s work.”

“The best expression of this hotel is the first impression one has as one enters the residential suites where a large five-meter wide creation of Rozario’s (Artistic Metal Panel) take center stage. “We are planning the refurbishment of the main entrance and Rozario will be part of this new activity too”, added Longuet.

Close to 65 works of this artist flourish the walls of the Hotel, of which the most eye-catching one is that which is framing the reception table of the residential suite, the one that Longuet mentions. In bright flaming orange, the metal cladding with exquisite pearls and semi-precious stones embedded in its acrylic hues and folds catch the setting sun and fills the corridors of the hotel with a certain streak that is captivating in its intensity.

“We always try to support the artist in every domain; it could be a musician, sculpture, or painter,” he says. “It is not the General Manager that makes a good hotel; it is the people, the art, the content within the Hotel that makes its mark, and that is the soul of the property.”The Artist Patric Rozario - Scale Magazine

For someone who realised that everything that he saw in the world was designed, Rozario had a career that was dotted with struggle with occasional commissions that gave him an impetus to keep trying hard until he found his creative voice or medium. In his periods of struggle, Rozario has an interesting story of his association with the legendary painter, M.F. Hussain, with whom he used to have a mentor-mentee association, who also passed on one invaluable lesson, “Of consistently trying hard, of not giving up, of pursuing your strengths and to keep experimenting till one finds your own unique style,” he recounts.

The accidental moment when he found his niche was when a sole pearl dropped on an acrylic painting that was in the process of being completed, making him see the beauty of that foreign body on the blob of chemical, paving way for his new style of art known as Artistic Metallic Panels.

The Artist Patric Rozario - Scale Magazine

By hand-painting on aluminium panels and then sprinkling pearls, semi-precious gems, and Swarovski crystals, before sealing it all in with a coat of Epoxy Resin, Rozario created a world of his own within these canvases, one that is colourful and glimmering, at once opulent and yet subdued in its exuberance. Almost like the artist himself, who impresses us with his bouts of creativity and marketing skills and then withdraws within a quiet shell as if to recuperate his creative skills.

Rozario has different painting series that are exhibited at Intercontinental – The City, one is called the ‘Cloud Dance’ wherein he focuses on Doha landmarks with a cloud dance on top of each of them. Another series of work called ‘View of Earth from Above’ was inspired by satellite images of earth, over which he painted with different paint materials. “Solvent based and water-based paint repels and rejects each other, and this creates beautiful patterns. This is just one of the techniques I use. Gems and tumbled rocks are used to accentuate ridges, hills and mountains. Metaphorically, time and experience wash or blow away less important parts of us. Slowly the gems of our character and profile emerge and shine, and this is what I wanted to portray, “says Rozario.

Forty-five paintings of these series grace the walls of The Square restaurant. These bejeweled paintings can be purchased as well from this setting through the Hotel.The Artist Patric Rozario - Scale MagazineThe Artist Patric Rozario - Scale Magazine In unique colours ranging from purple to lilac, light pinks to blues, Rozario’s works take center stage here, in numerous ways, one by their sheer number and another for the absolute brilliance of semi-precious stones and the panorama they epitomize.

Comments(44)

  • Sreekumar Padmanabhan

    January 6, 2020

    Amazing write up, bringing out the artistic talents in Patric and the same time highlighting the importance of a strong patron for nurturing ones talents

  • Antony Mathew

    January 6, 2020

    “The craftsman knows what he wants to make before he makes it.…The making of a work of art…is a strange and risky business in which the maker never knows quite what he is making until he makes it.”
    Amazing work Mr. Patric Rozario and commendable write-up by Scale Magazine

  • Patric Rozario

    January 6, 2020

    I an honored and privileged to have been featured in this bespoke magazine. A big thank you to the editor and the team. I am a fan of this magazine from the time it was first published.
    I love the style of writing. The way the subject is introduced, the build-up and the conclusion is simply beautiful. It’s a pleasure to read.
    The subjects garners interest to people who are not in architecture, interior design or art.

  • Patric Rozario

    January 6, 2020

    Seating the images of the paintings is less that half beautiful. I urge you to visit and dine at Intercontinental – The City. There are 46 paintings at The Square restaurant, and it is a privilege to dine here, while being accompanied by the bejeweled creations that embellish the walls of this restaurant. These paintings at the restaurant are on canvas, bedecked with gems and crystals and coated with Epoxy Resin. You could also buy these paintings. Do speak to the hotel staffs and enquire how you could Own A Rozario.

  • Vidya

    January 6, 2020

    Brilliant pieces of Art and well decorated with your words. Am strong believer of “Hard work always pays!” Its proven time & again for generations!
    Superb concept “cloud dance” & “view of earth” … Scale in this article, you have managed to touch all shades of talent, hard work, consistency, creativity & information . And that makes the Article complete!
    Cheers to many more such!

  • Alka

    January 6, 2020

    Dear editor,
    You are incredibly gifted and you have artistically painted your words with pixilated ink as if it were inspired by the golden illumination of the artist’s mandarin orange center stage masterpiece. Glorious write up! Kudos!! Keep writing while we await lot more reading.

  • Thara George

    January 6, 2020

    Lovely collection. I’ve always been a huge fan of all your works. Each piece is unique and truly a collector’s item.
    Keep up the excellent job!

  • RAKESH GOVINDAN

    January 6, 2020

    Excellent piece of a unique art concept.

  • Amigo Ganesa Sockalingam

    January 7, 2020

    When come to Art+Aluminum panel with any length… Look for Patric Rosario in Doha – outstanding art works that meet the gives a generation look. Wonderful Patric Rosario Malaysia you did once again Great artwork that will for many years to admire….. -Adios Amigo

    • Patric Rozario

      January 7, 2020

      Thank you Amigo, my fellow Malaysian. When I started my Artistic Metal Panel and wanted to switch to Aluminum Composite Panels, it was you who introduced me to the right party. I am still using them after all these years. Although what appears as a simple help, you have been an integral part of my art journey. Terima Kasih.

  • Sunil Reginald Crasto

    January 7, 2020

    Patric your colours produce a colourful life in them which directly influence the soul.Your uniqueness is as colourful as the paintbrush and the colours you choose to paint with.

  • Rekha Sharma

    January 7, 2020

    Everyone in this universe is unique. It’s a universal fact. Not many realise the same. Only passion, dedication, intelligence and creativity can make one recognise and acknowledge one’s uniqueness. Patric Rozario has imbibed and absorbed his uniqueness. That’s why he is inimitable.
    This write up beautifully captures the essence of Patric’s unique creations.

    • Patric Rozario

      January 7, 2020

      Thank you Rekha. Yes we all are born uniquely unique. Each and every one of us. Some propel and blossom on their own and some are discovered. Some sadly let their uniqueness and talents lay dormant all their lives. We then have a roll – in helping identifying uniqueness and talents in others and encouraging them to burst forth.

      • Krishnakumar

        January 7, 2020

        Amazing talent…..wish to see more of your mind-blowing arts becoming the most prized collection to many more in future….

  • Sindhu Nair

    January 7, 2020

    Thank you for all your comments on artist Patric’s work. Artists’ flourish only when there is an appreciating audience.
    Thank you for reading SCALE.

  • Ajay Abrol

    January 7, 2020

    You are incredibly gifted as you have artistically painted your imagination on the panels which are unique in itself & inspiring. Lovely wonderful collection. I’ve always been a huge fan of all your works.
    Keep up the excellent job! Kudos to you.

  • SAF

    January 7, 2020

    Marvellous piece of art.. Visited Intercon few days back and definitely it has caught my attention.. Good to know more about this..

  • Felicity McConville

    January 7, 2020

    Subtle yet bold, original and yet designed with purpose of expression… communicating so much more to see. I love this art! Definitely a place to visit when next in Doha!

  • Santosh Chainani

    January 7, 2020

    The artwork by Mr Patric Rozario is not only unique but also striking on its own might. The colors and the unique stones he uses on his canvas bring forth life into his artwork. This article covers his artwork in its entire breath and it feels the writer has been touched by the passion of his art. I wish Patric all the best for his future creations and hope there are many other landmark institutions in Doha and beyond where his art could be available to the public to admire it and feel it.

  • Krishnakumar

    January 7, 2020

    Amazing talent… Wish to see your mind-blowing arts becoming the prized possession of many more in the future…God bless….

  • Krish

    January 7, 2020

    Pollocksian splashes with immense vibrancy ..! Must see …Cheers and kudos to Patrick for this fascinating body of work ..

  • Rashmi Agarwal

    January 7, 2020

    Wow..too good..many congratulations..lovely article 👍🏻👌..wish u many more success and achievements

  • Balaji

    January 7, 2020

    Great article & a fitting eulogy to Patric, a passionate artist with a amiable personality.

  • Rema Appukuttan

    January 7, 2020

    Brilliant and unique artist! Had the opportunity to see lots of his work and all of them are amazing and above all a beautiful human as well. All the best Patrick!

  • Leema Jacob

    January 7, 2020

    Beautiful write up in the bespoke magazine.

    Patrick you are a talented artist and more than that -what speaks loud about you is that you are also a lovely person.

    Good luck..

  • Dominic Patros

    January 7, 2020

    I have been a big admirer/client and have been following Patric over the years when he showcased his work here in UK. His work express the mysterious tones and rhythms that resonates with fusion of light, movement of colour. Patric’s art work is always well executed with consummate assurance and a fluid hand.

  • Eric

    January 7, 2020

    Eric Stack, Photographer
    The quality of the subject, colour, light, dynamics and variety of Patrick’s work is outstanding.
    Eric Stack

  • Rishad Mohamed

    January 7, 2020

    Amazing creations patric ! You always inspire me with innovations on resins and crystals.

  • Roshni

    January 7, 2020

    The walls of Doha Intercontinental Hotel is ornate with the creative pieces of art , all done by a single artist, Patric Rozario! The author cum admin has penned a synopsis of the master Craftsmen cum Artist Patric Rozario so meticulously and precisely !👏🏼

  • Abraham Matuka

    January 7, 2020

    So so powerful article showing the great talent God has impacted in you Mr Rozario. I wish your work spread also into Africa and beyond. I wish to see the great art of your talent in my country Zimbabwe and I know it will.
    Thank you for great work

    Abraham Matuka
    Zimbabwe

  • Abraham Matuka

    January 7, 2020

    This is great work God given talent Mr Rozario. I hope this work will one day be all over in Africa. Great story as well. I pray God continue taking you far and have your work in Zimbabwe.

    Abraham Matuka
    Zimbabwe

  • Vignesh

    January 8, 2020

    https://youtu.be/n764G0nLkNw
    I saw the this video and was searching for more information while stumbling on this page.
    Bro,you are diversifying your artwork into other forms and creating wonderful everyday magic
    This is the future dude it’s awesome and I’ll probably buy one in the very near future.. 🙏🤝🤞🤝🤑

    • Patric Rozario

      January 8, 2020

      Thank you Vignesh. Clients commission me to work on their table. I paint on them, place gems and crystals on them and finally coat them with Epoxy Resin. With TLC they will last for hundreds of years. One client remarked that after the table is worn out, he will hang the table top on the wall.

  • Vignesh

    January 8, 2020

    Pat you are diversifying your tricks into artwork and creating wonderful everyday magic
    This is the future dude it’s awesome and I’ll buy one in the very near future.. 🙏🤝🤞🤝🤑

  • Asokan KK, Senior Architect, White Young Qatar

    January 8, 2020

    Congratulations to the great Artist Patric Rozario for his amazingly brilliant art works. Unique concepts and techniques involved in each of his art works and of course his commitment and persistent hard work behind this make him extraordinary.
    Appreciate Scale magazine for excellently presenting this gem of art that is inspirational to the Artists fraternity as a whole.
    Best Wishes

  • Dr Shimnaz Nazeer

    January 8, 2020

    Excellent write up and fully agree with artists remarks about. Patrick is truly a man with passion and vision in his design. The large scale works are mind blowing and indeed transforms the hotels ambience into another level . Above all Patrick is an amazing human who connects easily with anyone and takes the time to listen. Wishing him greater success in his future venture .

    • Apurva patel - 9825073238

      April 1, 2020

      Where are u buddy ??

  • Sunish

    January 8, 2020

    Kudos to the author for the wonderful write up. Patric is an immensely creative individual and his art is unique. The panel behind the reception is breathtaking and truly the piece-de-resistance. I’m confident, in time, present owners of his artwork will be millionaires.

  • Sunita Menon

    January 8, 2020

    Absolutely amazing artwork and beautiful writeup. Best wishes to both Patrick and Scale magazine for bringing this marvellous visual treat before us.

  • Ripan Das

    January 8, 2020

    Marvellous piece of art that arouses asthetic pleasure of mind….!!!

  • Thomas Philip

    January 8, 2020

    Amazing work!! Best wishes!!

  • Philip.VT

    January 8, 2020

    Dear Patric..
    Saw your works in Intercontinental.. Your sense of color and perspective is wonderful.. Your dedication to art and your passion for drawing and painting is inspirational.. I will show your works to all of my Art loving Friends in Doha.. Congratulations on all your works and well deserved recognition… Looking forward to see more works from you.. God bless you..

    Philip.VT

  • Jithin Latheef

    January 9, 2020

    Excellent article highlighting unique works of an Artist Extraordinaire! Kudos to the Intercontinental as well.

  • Leela Shaju

    January 13, 2020

    When two masterminds come together, it’s gotta be a masterpiece…. Sindhu and Patric-both of you have done a super job here… The might of the pen vs the stroke of the brush… Both brilliant in their rendition… Keep up the good work!!

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