On entering the lobby at KOI, we are immediately conscious of an atmosphere of serenity and inspiration, a feeling reflected back at us by ‘Gesto’: a sculpture by Jinggoy Buensuceso. This captivating piece, formed of aluminium, features an interlacing shoal of figurative koi. It transports us to a magical aquatic world that evokes the sensation of discovering KOI.
Gesto tells the story of two magnificent koi, creating movement and graceful memories in the water as they dance to a syncopated beat. It is a moving reminder that all of us must find the other half of our souls, the one who breaks us out of monotony and routine and sweeps us up in a new dance that tells of life and love and teaches us to dream new dreams.