Get a Cultural Injection! The Best Art Experiences Around Town by Amber Smith
When the new year’s hype is gone January can be a bit mundane. Take a walk to Hong Kong’s best galleries and rejuvenate yourself with a cultural injection!
Here are 3 exhibitions that I have gathered for your monthly dosage!
Combe at Massimo de Carlo
3F Pedder Building – 12 Pedder Street – Central
Looking for zen in the city? Combe might be something for you! “My work is about finding one’s inner peace while living in a harsh social context”, the artist Lu Song stated.This exhibition is composed of acrylic landscape paintings inspired by 19th century German Romanticism. It focus on the conception and depiction of an idealized place of comfort and the connections between humans and nature. Lu Song is based in Beijing, where he returned after graduating from Wimbledon College of Art in London in.
I.T. American Street Artist Herbu Brantley at la Galerie
G/F 74 Hollywood Rd, Central
Collected by the power couple Jay-Z and Beyonce, Chicago artist Brantley is majorly influenced by the South Side of Chicago’s Afro Cobra movement in the 1960s and 70s. With a delicious mix of array of pop culture icons, comic book heroes and Japanese anime he uses a lineage of mural and graffiti work as a frame to explore social inquiries such as racism and class, with help of his own Super Hero Flyboy!
His works has been shown in Art Basel Switzerland, Art Basel Miami, Scope NYC and Frieze London. A lot of his work has already been bought up, so if you want to collect you better get there sooner than later! His famous sculpture of Flyboy is placed at the window front by Hollywood Road, you cannot possibly miss it!
Flat Mates at Over the Influence
1/F, 159 Hollywood Road, Central
Fan of Marcel Duchamp? Flat Mates by Ron Arad pays tribute to Duchamp as a pioneer of dadaism and surrealism. Arad is a conceptual designer, architect, and artist from Israel. He began his career by applying the surrealist concept of readymade art to industrial design. Flat mates is his poetic reinterpretations and reconceptions of Duchamp’s philosophy.