Gallery: Artspace K
Artist(s): Liu Yang
Opening / Event Date: 24 Feb, 2022
Closing / End Date: 3 Jul, 2022
Galerie Koo is delighted to announce its exciting exhibition “L’ ARTchitecture” by Hong Kong artists Vaan Ip and Pen So. The exhibition is an associated project with French May Arts Festival 2022.
Exhibition Period: 11th May to 30th June 2022
Opening Reception: 11th May 2022 (Saturday)
Exploring the relationship between people and the city is the main theme of Vaan Ip and Pen So’s work. Vaan Ip and Pen So are both contemporary Hong Kong artists. Born in Hong Kong, a unique place in terms of geography, culture, and academic background, Ip and So’s work conveys a dense expression of urban conditions and their own feelings about life in the city. On this special occasion, they will present a series of old and new works, going beyond their usual local focus, expressing their typical style and approach to other cities (such as London, Paris, etc.) around the world.
Vaan Ip‘s sculptures are designed to present his city in a three-dimensional medium, and the result is not only interesting but also unexpectedly multifaceted. The work evolves with his ideas, from adding kites as a symbol of dreams, to dreams withholding a collapsing city. When everyone pursues their dreams and strives for excellence in all walks of life, society will naturally progress.
Pen So, on the other hand, likes to pay attention to what is happening around him, and with his detailed style of drawing, he reflects the real side of society and the rapid changes in the city, hence he wants to use his drawings to remind people to look up more often at what is around them on the streets, as anything can suddenly disappear without one’s acknowledgment.
Both artists record their feelings about the cities, hoping to build a bridge through their works, thus communicating with the viewer and creating resonance.
Gallery: Whitestone Gallery
Opening / Event Date: 3 May, 2022
Closing / End Date: 30 Jun, 2022