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‘Sweet Sorrow’ by Wing Shya

Exhibition details

Opening / Event Date:
17 March, 2018
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Closing / End Date:
28 April, 2018
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Sweet Sorrow |夏永康 Wing Shya

Exhibition Dates: 17 March – 28 April 2018

Opening Cocktail: 17 March 2018, 6–8pm

Opening hours: Tuesday – Saturday 11am to 6pm

Venue : Blue Lotus Gallery
1606 Chai Wan Industrial City Phase 1, 60 Wing Tai Rd., Chai Wan

Enquiry : [email protected] | www.bluelotus-gallery.com


About the Exhibition:

Blue Lotus Gallery is proud to present Sweet Sorrow, Wing Shya’s photographic ode to human loneliness that also reads as a techni-colour love letter to the city that raised him, Hong Kong. Completed in 20XX and two years in the making with a hand-picked international team of almost one hundreds people, this is an artistic feat of epic proportions never seen before. Using Hong Kong as the backdrop to play out his spectacular vision of what is really going on in the psyche of the “Me Generation” who grew up smart phone in hand and with a heightened attention to all things visual. These characters find comfort in their strangeness, their sexual exploits, their subculture and its expressions, their dance with melancholy. To feel alone is an epidemic in modern city life and thus this series resonates not only with the young but all urban creatures. 

The cinematic is always present in the work of Wing Shya having started as the still shots photographer on the set of Wong Kar-Wai’s epic films. The perfection of design achieved in each scene is apparent from a photographer well versed in the language of fashion and cinema, and yet this body of work speaks volumes of something true to the artists’ heart, the human condition and the beauty in its messy endeavour to try understand itself. Fluffy yet dirty, gritty yet glowing, imagine dystopian scenes where a chain smoking Little Bo-Peep and Mini Mouse turn to Cosplay and bondage at a party with the Yakuza, My Little Pony and The Avengers in a Hong Kong urban wasteland reminiscent of Gotham City. Sweet Sorrow may be the most colourful and visually gratifying work to tackle a subject so intimate and personal, finding the sweet in the sorrow.




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