Over the last week or so, Shepard Fairey (featured) has been in Hong Kong working on a few small pieces in the nooks and crannies of the urban sprawl. The American artist is in town pasting up his imagery on the streets leading up to his show opening up at the HOCA Foundation, his first solo exhibition in the Chinese city-state. The new public murals will continue to spread Shep’s favorite concepts – “The Medium is the Message” – a phrase coined by Marshall McLuhan to describe how “the form of a medium embeds itself […]
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On July 7th, a group show featuring an intriguing list of international and local artists will open in Hong Kong at the Kong Art Space. Curated by Robin Peckham, SFW or Safe For Work / So Fucking What will include work from Afa Annfa, Ben Venom, Brackmetal, Cary Kwok, Core, David Jien, Guan Feng Dong, James Jean (seen above), Jan Curious, Jay Fanakapan, Justin Shoulder & Bhenji Ra, Krsiten Liu-Wong, Laurent Segretier, Maricor/Maricar, Michael Lau, Prodip Leung, Ren Hang, Simon Birch, Tessar Lo, Wing Shya, Wong […]
Pearl Lam Gallery is currently hosting a solo show by Antony Micallef (interviewed) at its Hong Kong Pedder Building space. Raw Intent includes an all new body of work created using oil with beeswax that “explore the relationships of the mechanics of artistic intent, representation, and the use of paint as a material for expressing emotions.” After international success since he placed second in the BP Portrait Award 2000, and exhibitions at the National Academy of Fine Arts, Sofia, Bulgaria; the National Museum in Warsaw, Poland; The […]
Antony Micallef (interviewed) will be opening his first solo in Asia on May 13th at Pearl Lam Galleries in Hong Kong. The British artist will present a new series of paintings and studies that explore the relationships of the mechanics of artistic intent, representation, and the use of paint as a material for expressing emotions. The title of the exhibition, Raw Intent, refers to a seemingly unmediated yet highly conscious process of manipulating the material during the act of painting. By presenting an unidentifiable figure in the painting, […]
After sharing with you the public installation from Vhils (filmed) inspired by the neon lights of Hong Kong as well as a look at his indoor showing at the HOCA Foundation, it’s now time to touch on the final part of our coverage. While visiting the Asian city-state, the Portuguese street artist naturally also created public art for his fans to enjoy. Along with highlighting his versatility with his various signature techniques, Vhils also carved out imagery with layers of posters on the side of one of the iconic trams of HK. […]
After sharing with you the public installation from Vhils (filmed) inspired by the neon lights of Hong Kong, we now turn our attention to the exhibition he currently has on display with the HOCA Foundation. Debris was the first solo show from the Portuguese artist in Hong Kong and features his multitude of techniques on different mediums including a video installation. Take a look at more photos from the show (ending on April 4th) below… Photo credit: Bruno Lopes / (via Hypebeast). Discuss Vhils here.
As part of his solo exhibition with the HOCA Foundation in Hong Kong, Alexandre Farto aka Vhils (filmed) has prepped a special installation at the Terrace of Pier 4 in Central. The neon works were modeled after the ubiquitous lighted signage the Portuguese saw during his residency in Hong Kong, as well as images that he created from scratch. Take a look at more photos below and head back here later for more coverage of Vhils show in the Chinese city-state. Photo credit: HOCA Foundation, @sunny_liu, Jose Pando Lucas, @h31.d1, and @rivah. Discuss Vhils here.
The night of the 22nd of March in Hong Kong will see the opening of a new show from Sandra Chevrier (interviewed) at Above Second Gallery. Les Cages is a new body for work from the Montreal-based artists that highlight the struggles women face dealing with society’s unreasonable expectation, a battle that is symbolized by her signature masks that they wear of comic book images. She further states – “Cages is about women trying to find freedom from society’s twisted preconceptions of what a woman should […]
HOCA Foundation will be opening Debris tonight, the first solo exhibition by Alexandre Farto aka Vhils (filmed) in Hong Kong. This multi-site initiative will include an intervention on one of the city-state’s iconic trams as well as on the streets, and an elaborate exhibition at Pier 4. Known for works that reflect on present-day urban societies across the globe and the people who form them, the Portuguese artist has always been looking for new ways and mediums to create works. From carving wood or paper, jack hammering the facades of buildings, […]
Coming up in March, the HOCA Foundation will be presenting new works from Vhils (filmed), his first solo exhibition in Hong Kong (more info here). Towards the end of last year, the Portuguese street artist, whose real name is Alexandro Farto, had already created several public works (seen below) in the Chinese city-state with various techniques. For Debris, he will introducing another urban intervention, this time on one of the city’s iconic trams. At the same time, he will be holding an exhibition at Pier 4 where he […]