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"Break Out" - Amos Duggan's solo exhibition of funky Melbourne street art

With a Basquiat like style, Picasso like portrayals and Gaugin like palette; Melbourne artist Amos Duggan was brought up with a fine arts background but quickly spurred himself into the fields of street art for the immense quantity of space it offered and the location’s ability to display his expressions on an easily viewed public platform. Debuting his solo exhibition here in Hong Kong’s Fabrik Gallery; his layered works are not as simple as it seems.

Recipe for a Painter by Mr Chow aka Zhou Yinghua at Pearl Lam Galleries


Famous for not only his ‘Mr Chow’ Chinese restaurants worldwide; he is also a prominent art figure in the US, being a collector as well as a painter himself. Opening his first solo exhibition at Pearl Lam Galleries Hong Kong this January on the 14th until the 8th of March; he shares his love for China and his entanglements to cultural and artistic influences from the experiences he had lived with through his artworks.

HKDI Gallery Presents Design in Motion by Charles Kaisin


Dedicated in advancing the education of design for students here in Hong Kong; the HKDI has constantly been hosting workshops and exhibitions by artists from around the world for their students and the public to see and participate in. Opening from the 4th of December to the 14th of February 2014; the HKDI Gallery is hosting an all new solo exhibition featuring Belgian architect and designer Charles Kaisin’s series of works based on themes of motion and recycling created from 1999 until 2013.

 

Citibank Plaza Recycled Nutcracker Project


Working in hands with 4 unique artists; Citibank Plaza is executing an upcycling art project to be displayed on the upper lobby in their venue from the 1st of December to the 2nd of January for Christmas this year. With consumption and waste heavily effecting our natural environment; these artist aims to highlight the problem and raise awareness from the public by making 4 seven feet tall nutcracker sculptures by using what some people see as trash. Things including ceramic ware, birdcages, stationary and paper boxes were collected from local waste and recycling centers, and from those the artists began creating larger- than- life festive characters to celebrate this season of gatherings in a less wasteful way.

 

Confluence Exhibition at the Hong Kong Visual Arts Centre


Truly blending cultures together; the co-held exhibition ‘Confluence’ by Asian artist Sunny Wang and British sculptor David Reekie had just finished executing their 3-day Workshop with the show still on- going for the public until the 30th of November.

Yinka Shonibare MBE (RA) first solo exhibition in Hong Kong: Dreaming Rich


Utterly amazed by the vibrant colors of the faceless figure bending down with countless cakes on his back just as I enter the gallery space; it does not take longer than a split second to realize that the Dreaming Rich exhibition will not only be offering aesthetic fulfillment but also deep explorations of the issues which the artist sees in the current world.

Do- Ho Suh’s First Solo Show in Lehmann Maupin, Hong Kong


It’s like a transcendental experience, seeing corners of the venue being placed with familiar furniture yet encompasses a see through materiality that makes it barely tangible and mystic like. Korean artist Do- Ho Suh brings his specimen collection to Hong Kong for his first ever solo show here. Documenting his various stages in life through building life size versions of the furniture that was living with him at the time; his memories are elegantly displayed on the walls as replicas of light switches, doorknobs and door hinges.

Marc Quinn’s Held by Desire Exhibition at White Cube Hong Kong


Romantic, static but moving with emotions; March Quinn’s expressions works into the mind of the viewers. Whether it be his previous sculpture of pregnant Alison Lapper who was born without arms, or his large replica of shells built with the technology of 3D scanning; they all represent his exploration into the relationship between man and nature and the intriguing question of where art actually fits in, as a creation or as a discovery.

Sandro Botticelli’s Venus at University Museum and Art Gallery and Interview with Miss Alessandra Schiavo


The romantic envision of a Greek and Roman mythology beauty was given life during the extensively growing era of the Renaissance in Italy by Master Botticelli during year 1482. This first sketch spurred a whole series to come; marking an important advancement in the history of art and doubtlessly becoming one of the national treasures of Italy to this day. It is a piece of exquisite antique, but also a contributor for the new beginnings that era saw at the time between the 14th and the 17th century in Europe.   Glowing with beauty and expressive skills, this piece not only marked the end of the historical Dark Age in Florence; but also shines brightly for the presence of Italy in our modern community in Hong Kong.

 

Yoskay Yamamoto’s Wish to Meet You One Day Exhibition at Times Square


Interactive art pieces are still rare in Hong Kong. Viewers are still relatively segregated from art pieces and almost never have the chance to touch them or experience them with more than their eyes. Or, people just sneakily interact with pieces that are marked off from touching; which is even worse than having works that do not encourage physical interactions at all.