Gallery: Art Supermarket
Opening / Event Date: 8 May, 2019
Closing / End Date: 10 Aug, 2019
Karin Weber Gallery is pleased to present a unique and live musical dialogue between Hong Kong sound artist Andio Lai and the gallery’s current exhibition Soundscapes: New Works by Karina Wisniewska. With an instrument software system, sound is arranged to emulate the texture and colour on the canvas. The use of sound in conjunction with graphics has long been a popular combination in the field of media arts.
In this context, Lai’s piece further experiments with the possibility of creating music via the interaction with a visual medium. Beside exploring the possible forms of sound performance through a musical apparatus, an extended layer of parallel imagination is brought to the paintings, thereby creating a multiple dimension between the two ‘Soundscapes’.
About The Artists
Andio Lai Chung Man is a sound performer and instrument builder, who lives and works in Hong Kong. He received a BA in Creative Media from the City University of Hong Kong in 2015 and is currently pursuing a MA in Fine Arts at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. His works include comics, media installation and performances. He has performed in different events and art spaces, most recently the Sonic Anchor #24 by CMHK at the Hong Kong Art Center.
Born in Venice to Polish-Swiss parents, Karina Wisniewska enjoyed a truly cosmopolitan childhood and an early career as an accomplished and internationally recognized concert pianist. She turned to painting as a full-time passion and commitment in 2000, when an accident placed her on a new and equally rewarding artistic journey. Karina currently lives and works in Ennetbaden near Zurich, Switzerland. Wisniewska’s works are widely collected and exhibited at art galleries and art fairs around the world. They can be found in the collections of the Musée Abbatiale de Payerne, Switzerland, Museum zu Allerheiligen, Schaffhausen, Switzerland, the Espace de l’Art Concret, Mouans-Sartoux, France, and corporate collections including Credit Suisse, UBS, and VP Bank, Vaduz. Important private collectors include Lord Norman Foster amongst many others.