A WORLD OF ART COMES TO HONG KONG!

The 12th Asia Contemporary Art Show opens March 23rd at the Conrad Hong Kong, with thousands of artworks from some of the world's most interesting and promising artists. Browse and buy original paintings, limited editions, sculpture and photography.

 

2-FOR-1 TICKETS ON SALE NOW!

Special 2-for-1 advance-purchase tickets are on sale now for HK$250 (tickets at the door HK$250 per person). Bring along a friend to the Show for free. Tickets include access to HK Liquor Store Art Night on March 24th, with a complimentary drink, plus multiple access all day Saturday, Sunday and Monday.

STANDOUT ARTISTS AT NEXT MONTH'S SHOW

Fang Zhaoling

China

Room 4226


Fang Zhaoling was a Chinese painter and calligrapher. She was the mother of Hong Kong politician Anson Chan. Recognised as one of China's foremost artists, Madam Fang studied painting under the successive tutelage of three of China's most famous artists: Qian Songyan, Chao Shao An and Zhang Daqian. Her work is known for its rich substance and colourful palette, with elegant yet simple figures and majestic landscapes.

 

The artists was never restricted by any set rules of shading, lines, composition or color, rather she combined calligraphic lines and forms to illustrate mountains instead of using the traditional "cun" method of stroke shading. Her work often flows from her emotions, resulting in a variety of effects and styles.


Kongo

France

Room 4326


Kongo (b.1969) is one of the leading figures of the French graffiti art scene. Besides the wall, his favorite mediums include metal, canvas, ceramics, photography, paper and glass. Kongo's art is based on lettering: large colorful spray-painted letters, typical of the writing trend of urban art and reflect the cosmopolitanism, the transition from one century to another, the era of miscegenation and overconsumption.

 

In 2012, French luxury brand Hermès teamed up with the artist, and the result of this collaboration is a stunning and successful scarf collection featuring the explosively colorful designs reminiscent of Kongo's street work.


Jessica Watson-Thorp

United Arab Emirates

Room 4105


Jessica Watson-Thorp uses acrylic paint and ink combined with her passion for creativity to capture her personal experiences into memorable artworks. She is inspired equally by the physical landscape around her and her own memory and consciousness. Watson-Thorp invites her viewers to be part of the creative process by rendering her works as semiabstract and leaving space for the imagination to grow.

 

Her work is evocative and ranges from colourful acrylics to more delicate ink on paper, which tackle themes of womanhood, regeneration and birth, often inspired by her own experiences as a mother.