It’s May and AM is on the second leg of its back to back Art Fair tour between Frieze Week in NYC (covered) and Art Basel Week in Hong Kong. In its second year after a takeover and changing its moniker to Art HK to Art Basel Hong Kong, this massive showcase has now officially evolved into the quintessential art fair for all of Asia. Drawing blue-chip galleries from all over the globe, ABHK brought the ever growing world of art to the doorstep of […]
Timed to coincide with the week of Art Basel Hong Kong, the local branch of Galerie Perrotin will be exhibiting new works from Ryan McGinley. Vertical Color of Sound will open on May 13th and feature twelve large-scale photographs taken in his annual summer road trip with his friends and crew, where he shoots the models nude in natural settings. Rounding out the body of work on display for the New York-based artist’s first solo in Hong Kong will also be some of his well received firework photos […]
On May 16th, Coates & Scarry will be presenting new works from D*Face (interviewed) at the Above Second Gallery in Hong Kong. Set to open during the week of Art Basel, Honestly Dishonest will feature 18 new pieces from the UK-based street artist which speak to society’s increasing appetite for information. Assembling imagery that mimics the snippets of commercial output that barrages our minds every day, the reconstructed pieces form something new. Discuss D*Face here.
After sharing some shots of the invasion of Hong Kong by tilemaster Invader last month, here are now some more documentation of his work in the streets for you to peruse. The French legend has now glued a total of 48 new pieces of his signature 8-bit imagery up in multiple locations, some in the most visible and busy spots in the Chinese metropolis. Take a look at more photos below culled from his Instagram. Discuss Invader here.
Currently in Hong Kong, the local branch of Galerie Perrotin has an exhibition on display from Chen Fei entitled Flesh and Me. Despite the Chinese artist’s original training in film, he chose to depict his artistic visions on canvas. Because of this background, his works often have a cinematic reference and feel to them and often features the sex, desire and violence often seen in that genre. Take a look at some more images below and stop by for a look yourself if you are in […]
After hitting the slopes earlier this month in the Swiss Alps so spread his signature imagery to the great outdoors, Invader has traveled to one of the densely populated places in the world. Hitting the streets of Hong Kong has its own set of problems, as fellow French artist Zevs discovered in 2009. It looks like Invader had a more successful run including debuting some new work including site-appropriate references to Kung Fu Master and Hong Kong Phooey. Discuss Invader here.
Wednesday night (November 20th) in Hong Kong, the local Galerie Perrotin will be opening a solo by Daniel Arsham entitled #FUTUREARCHIVE. For the New York-based artist’s first show in China, he has prepared a selection of workS that provide a good overview of the different series he has been exploring. The title of the exhibition refers to the sculptures he creates out of shattered glass and other materials that depict modern day items as they would be seen in the future as relics and Pompeian-like post […]
While in town for their current showing (covered) at the Above Second Gallery in Hong Kong, Cyrcle. also found time to get up in a big way. Painting a large mural entitled Rise Above on the side of the Youth Outreach Center climbing wall in Sai Wan Ho while rappelling down the side certainly give them a unique perspective of the metropolis. Take a look at more photos below… Discuss Cyrcle. here.
Recently, Cyrcle. arrived in Hong Kong for their latest exhibition titled Home Is Where Your Heart Is. Presented by Above Second Gallery, this new collection of artworks by the L.A. based collective is the 3rd and final part of the ongoing Capture the Flag series which began earlier this year. As with those previous installments, this recent show focused on the mythology behind the Cowboy & Indian as well the evolving definition of what it means to be American. This was the second time that the duo has teamed […]
Last month, the Hong Kong branch of Galerie Perrotin opened a new solo show from Mr. entitled Sweeet! This time, blending his anime-inspired imagery with Western street art and graffiti references, his new paintings were an impressive sight for his fans in the city-state. Along with a large showstopper, the collection of works also included more modestly-sized pieces. Take a look at an interview here as well if you are interested in more insight into the exhibition. Photo credit: Hypebeast. Discuss Mr. here.