LESS THAN TWO MONTHS TIL SHOW TIME!
The 9th edition of the Asia Contemporary Art Show returns on September 15 - 18 to the 5-Star Conrad Hong Kong! An exciting line-up of new and emerging artists will feature prominently at the Show along with many return favourites. We look forward to welcoming you again this Fall. Pick up your 2-for-1 tickets now!
Dot City Lights 1 (Detail), Kim Se Han
A WORLD OF ART COMES TO HONG KONG IN SEPTEMBER!
ASIA CONTEMPORARY ART SHOW
September 16-18, 2016
Conrad Hong Kong
See thousands of artworks from Asia and the world at the 9th edition of the Asia Contemporary Art Show, September 16-18 at the Conrad Hong Kong. Browse and buy original paintings, limited editions, sculpture and photography from some of the world's most interesting and promising artists - from emerging and mid-career artists, to those who have already achieved recognition in private and public collections, and at auction.
2-FOR-1 TICKETS ON SALE NOW!
Specially priced advance-purchae online tickets are on sale now for HK$220, and bring a friend for free (tickets at the door are HK$220 per person). Includes access to Friday ART Night on Friday September 16, including a complimentary drink; plus multiple access Friday afternoon, Saturday and Sunday.
Free admission for children under 16yrs accompanied by an adult.
FEATURED ARTIST: LEE YOUNG HA - SOUTH KOREA
Lee Young-Ha's (b. 1968) paintings have a split personality; it all depends on where you're standing. To create this visual illusion the artist makes his own special ribbed canvases, creating angles at every 5 millimetres, which creates a left and right angle perspective. Using three canvases to form a triptych, the artist paints differing images each on the left and right panels, then merges the two images in the central panel. With a steady hand, the artist paints the left angle perspective first then he finishes his oil works by delicately painting the right angles. The result is a fluid interaction of overlapping images that shift and change depending on vantage point.
Lee Young-Ha has a BFA, MFA and PhD from Hongik University, Seoul. He has exhibited his work in several solo and group shows in Seoul, Paris and Tokyo and is a member of the Korean Fine Arts Association. Currently, Lee is a professor in the department of Design and Image at Baekseok University.
Represented by Khalifa Gallery, South Korea, Room 4308.
FEATURED ARTIST: LEAH POLLER - USA
Leah Poller is an American figurative artist working in bronze. Following an accident in her New York studio, the artist was relegated to bed for an extended period, thus began her journey of studying our relationship with the bed in all its visual, literary and narrative forms - examining this relationship through a multi-faceted work of art. Exploring this relationship in a three-dimensional form has given full scope to her sense of humour, pathos, whimsy, sarcasm, tragedy and passion.
Classically trained at the prestigious École Nationale Superieure de Beaux-Arts in Paris where she resided for 20 years, she participated in a rich, multi-cultural environment, interacting with foremost members of the international arts communities of France, Spain, Italy and Latin America. Poller's singular approach to her subject matter was forged by this international experience. The "101 Beds" series of sculptures has been exhibited in galleries and institutions worldwide.
Represented by Art Alliance, USA, Room 4204.
FEATURED ARTIST: YOO SUN TAI - SOUTH KOREA
Yoo Sun Tai (b. 1957, Korea) developed his singular style of three-dimensional painting while living in Paris. Yoo is taken with ordinary objects such as books, typewriters and clocks, seeing in them metaphors for life whose meanings are dependent upon personal imagination and interpretation. His paintings conjure up a surrealist poetic world, of otherworldly three-dimensional landscapes and impossible laws of gravity. As part of his metaphoric language, Yoo utilizes Korean characters in his work, adding them at the end of the painting process to create texture and also to bind the images with the words in metaphorical parlance.
Yoo Sun Tai has both a BFA and MFA degree from Hongik University in Seoul, and a PhD from Université Paris VIII, as well as having attended the École National Supérieur des Beaux-Arts in Paris. He has exhibited his work in several solo shows in South Korea and Europe and has taken in many art fairs in Asia, the UK and the USA.
Represented by Galerie GAIA, South Korea, Room 4319.
NOW AT FABRIK GALLERY
CURRENT EXHIBITION: INTIMATE EMBRACES7 July - 30 September, 2016
This highly anticipated exhibition presents fluid and abstract renderings of full-figured women as seen through the eyes of one of China’s leading “post-contemporary” abstract artists. Pang Yongjie draws on mid-eighth century ideals of beauty to bring the viewer a light and effortless depiction of corpulent women in flowing robes and ruby lips whose quietude reflects a deeper understanding of the self. The artist’s works have been exhibited across Asia, the USA, and Europe.
Fabrik Gallery, 1102 Nam Wo Hong Building, 148 Wing Lok Street, Sheung Wan