Last week, the Gagosian in Hong Kong presented a selection of works from Takashi Murakami entitled Flowers & Skulls, common reoccurring themes in the Japanese superstar’s imagery. The spacious showspace was a perfect backdrop for various paintings from his repertoire including his flower balls, stacked skulls, self-portraits and more. Stop by before it closes on February 9th if you want to see the work up close and personal. All artwork © 2012 Takashi Murakami/Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd. All Rights Reserved. Photo credit: Layla Kawashima for Arrested Motion. […]
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Last month, the Above Second Gallery opened their latest show featuring a guest curator (also see AM’s turn in 2011) – Thinkspace. Entitled LAX / HKG, the group exhibition featured works imported from the Los Angeles new contemporary movement including Amy Sol, Audrey Kawasaki (above), Brian M. Viveros, Dabs Myla, Esao Andrews, Joao Ruas, Linnea Strid, and Yosuke Ueno. Check all the photos below… Photo credit: Layla Kawashima for Arrested Motion. Discuss this show here.
Last month, we shared with you the collaboration between James Jean (featured) and the BLITZ Lane Crawford Hong Kong. Not only was he launching his OVM line of jewellery and accessories there, there were also a special collection of scarves, pouches and iphone veils has been designed by the gifted painter exclusively for the store (buy them here). Now, the LA-based painter has posted up the mural image he created for the store – Velum. Check out the story and the images below… “There is a ghost that lives in the glass house. […]
Rising jewel in the Asian art world, Hong Kong, has seen its fair share of interesting events recently including a group show at Above Second, James Jean’s mural at Lane Crawford, as well as Aya Takano’s showing at Galerie Perrotin (covered). Well, add another one opening Thursday night at the Gagosian branch featuring Flowers & Skulls, common motifs from Takashi Murakami which will be on display. He will no doubt be checking out fellow Kaikai Kiki-er Takano’s new work – you should stop by both exhibitions […]
Last week, Heaven Is Inside Of You opened up at the Hong Kong branch of Galerie Perrotin featuring all new works from Japanese sensation Aya Takano. The new series of paintings and drawings feature colorful dreamscapes surrounding her androgynous characters, some of which show them exploring different countries. The current output on display from the Kaikai Kiki disciple was influenced by her experiences after the catastrophic earthquake and resulting disasters in Japan. She states: “Until I experienced the earthquake, I was living a life that was fairly pleasant. […]
After her showing at the Perrotin space in Paris during the summer (covered), Aya Takano will be following up with a solo at the Hong Kong location. Opening tomorrow (or tonight for fans in the Asia timezones), Heaven Is Inside Of You is a collection of paintings featuring her slender child-women characters dressed in traditional wear and floating through the landscapes of different continents. Like many artists from Japan, the catastrophic earthquake that struck last year has deeply affected Takano. She states: “I have, since then, as if unearthing them […]
This Friday night (November 16th) in Hong Kong, the Above Second Gallery will be opening their LAX / HKG group exhibition (curated by Thinkspace). Featuring a strong lineup of Amy Sol (above), Audrey Kawasaki, Brian M. Viveros, Dabs Myla, Esao Andrews, Joao Ruas, Linnea Strid, and Yosuke Ueno, the showing will sure to be well received by local fans. In addition to the originals, Audrey will also be releasing a limited edition print (glimpses of which you can see below along with some preview pics). Discuss this show here.
It looks like James Jean (featured) is back in Hong Kong where he will be launching his OVM line of jewellery and accessories in store at BLITZ Lane Crawford. To mark this occasion, a special collection of scarves, pouches and iphone veils has been designed by the gifted painter exclusively for the store. As a bonus for fans in HK, Jean is currently painting and creating an installation at the Canton Road location (see it live on USTREAM here) leading up the launch event on October 26 (630 pm). Also check […]
On November 16th, the Above Second Gallery in Hong Kong will be welcoming in Thinkspace to curate a group show at their showspace (like we did for our East West Connect show last year). Slated to contribute pieces for the show are artists Amy Sol, Audrey Kawasaki, Brian M. Viveros, Dabs Myla, Esao Andrews, Joao Ruas, Linnea Strid, and Yosuke Ueno. If the trippy new piece from Andrews (seen above) is any indication, art fans in Hong Kong will want to make it out this opening for […]
After bringing you photos of Yue Minjun’s showing of his new silkscreen works on display at Harbour City in Hong Kong, we head outside to check out the new sculptural installation. Displayed at the forecourt of Ocean Terminal, the five new sculptures that utilize his iconic “silly man” imagery and is inspired by inspired by Lao Zi’s 6th century classical text on Taoism known as Tao Te Ching. Photos via Hypebeast (except portrait photos courtesy of Harbour City). Discuss Yue Minjun here.