Gallery: Axel Vervoordt Gallery
Artist(s): Bosco Sodi
Opening / Event Date: 15 Feb, 2020
Closing / End Date: 5 Sep, 2020
Greater China Summer Program
Reach (Taiwan) 6th – 29th July
Catherine Grossrieder (Hong Kong) – 10th – 31st August
Over The Influence is proud to present their first Greater China Summer Program featuring exciting and vibrant young artist Reach from Taiwan from 6th – 29th July, followed by Catherine Grossrieder from 10th – 31st August. Dedicated to artists who are engaged with the urban environment Over The Influence is committed to fostering artistic discourse through dedicated solo and group exhibitions. Devised to provide a springboard for young emerging artists from Greater China, the present exhibition will mark the first of many vibrant exhibitions from their summer program.
“NO RISK. NO FUN” A Solo Exhibition by Reach
6th – 29th July, 2017
1/F, 159-163 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong
Over The Influence is proud to present “No Risk, No Fun”, a solo exhibition by Reach from the 6 July to 29 July, displaying 15 canvas works featuring Reach Boy, a humorous and nutty character that is at the same time rebellious but positive. Through the series of paintings, Reach Boy brings to mind current affairs and environmental concerns in a playful and spirited way. A pioneer of urban art in Taiwan, Reach pieces together dribs and drabs of life through the play of clean lines, clear colours and a dash of urban culture. Constantly pushing Taiwanese graffiti and street art to the international platform, Reach has made a presence through Europe, Japan and China and spreading the passion of Taiwanese graffiti internationally.
“In these twenty years, my style has become more stable and gone its own way. Then, it has started to change more in the free-style. Now, when I am creating the work, I don’t sketch except if there is a special reason. I am just following the feeling at that moment and paint.”
Combining simple, striking and bright lines and hues, Reach presents a vibrant solo exhibition featuring unique works that leads people to reflect upon the status quo.
ABOUT THE ARTIST:
Dubbed as one of the most influential pioneer of Taiwan’s street art movement, graffiti artist Reach began his journey since 1995. Best known for his signature Pink Bear & Blue Cat, he employs his clean and clear colors with well-crafted contouring to reflect his persistence in life for perfection. Apart from being an artist, Reach continued to explore and experiment with design, photography and vast layers of media, and collaborated with many of the industry’s heavyweights. In 2008, Reach published his first publication, “ TOOYA! Taiwan Grafitti ”, and has continued to establish his place on the global platform. He also participated to the fullest extent in all of the extremes; whether exhibiting at galleries around the globe, painting on canvases, walls or crafting large-scale murals, he aims to raise culture awareness through his work. In 2014 Reach took parts in POW! WOW! Hawaii and later acted as Creative Director for POW! WOW! Taiwan to help push local street art culture abroad.
ABOUT THE GALLERY:
Over The Influence is a Hong Kong based contemporary art gallery dedicated to artists who are engaged with the urban environment. The gallery was founded to showcase radical and dynamic artists from around the world, who are inspired by the context within which they work, such as Invader, Shepard Fairey, Cleon Peterson, Nobuyoshi Araki, Vhils, Enki Bilal, Huang Xiaoliang, Hikari Shimoda and more.
Over The Influence is committed to fostering artistic discourse through dedicated solo and group exhibitions. With a 3,000 sq ft permanent gallery space in the heart of Hong Kong, Over The Influence presents a spacious canvas for artistic experimentation and discovery.
Gallery: Alisan Fine Arts
Artist(s): Zhang Jian-Jun, Barbara Edelstein
Opening / Event Date: 16 Mar, 2020
Closing / End Date: 6 Jun, 2020