Art and Entertainment

Art Basel 2013

Literally overwhelmed by the amount of works that were on display at Art Basel 2013; I only managed to finish digesting one floor worth of works before my watch strike 5. Visiting on the last day of the event, a lot of other guests were also trying to engulf as much artistic inspiration as they can.  Cannot really judge on the whole fair since I only went to half of it; I have to say the half I saw was quite mind blowing. Not only are stalls so close to each other, with a new piece of work within each step; almost every piece of work clicked even without much written information accompanying it.

The Innovationists at K11

It’s an art weekend! Not only do we have the Art Basel and countless art shows on the Hong Kong side to visit; we also have the K11 new media art exhibition in Kowloon for people of interest. Situated on the ground floor as well as the exhibition space upstairs, quite a range of works were on display.

Keith Haring / RETNA Exhibition

With a very similar breath taking style of repeated lines of symbols and patterns; works of street artist Keith Haring and RETNA has been collected by art entrepreneur Andy Valmorbida for a pop up exhibition here in Hong Kong on the 23rd of May. Opened for one night only, the exhibition is not to be missed by fans nor public who are not familiar with the works.

Paul Davies Blow Up Exhibition at The Cat Street Gallery

The colorful architecture is strangely juxtaposed with a lack of domesticity, imposed with layers that strengthens the depth of the image but reinforces a feeling static time for the environment. Bold clear blocks used to depict the subject freezes the space much like portraiture, allowing the breathless space to secure its stance within a created context of nature.

Yoshitaka Amano in the 55th Venice Biennale

In the current era where animation and cartoon play such a dominant role in the realm of entertainment; artists have evidently became influenced by the culture where inspirations from those mediums are transformed into components of which are incorporated into their expressions of art. Yoshitaka Amano is one of the pioneers in merging the two together, creating a new style named “Animamix” which marks a new stage in the timeline of contemporary art.