Kwai Fung Salone is pleased to present its inaugural exhibition, ANGELS FROM INFINITY – Sculptures by Chi Wing Lo. Chi Wing Lo left Hong Kong more than forty years ago, and now he returns home to share with us his perception of aesthetics, life and civilisation as reflected in this collection of fascinating sculptures. These enchanting works are inspired by his spiritual models whom he calls “angels”, who have guided and accompanied him since his childhood in a small fishing village in east Hong Kong.
These angels of Chi Wing Lo are messengers to inspire questions, cast doubts, stretch limits, define unknowns, and decipher enigmas that may never be decipherable. These angels are here to ignite the love of art and to kindle the graciousness of the soul.
In the words of Chi Wing Lo, “They always come to my rescue and set me free from the mundanity of time and space.
“A long, long time ago, somewhere on the east coast of Hong Kong Island, these angels were tied scrap papers folded to hover in the breeze that smelled of sun-dried fish. They also appeared as rubber band paddle rafts of popsicle sticks navigating dirty waters. I fell and drowned many times to catch them back. They were the angels whose wings I grew to take my days far; they were the angels whose momentum I implanted to propel my childhood through the stillness of the ordinariness.”
About Kwai Fung Salone
Kwai Fung Salone is a new platform for art and cultural events established by Kwai Fung Hin Art Gallery in 2022.
Located in Tai Kwun at Shop 03-G07, G/F, Barrack Block, opposite the existing Kwai Fung Hin Art Gallery facing the Parade Ground, Kwai Fung Salone will be housed in a 1,500 square-foot space designed by a team of top talents.
Historically a “salon” (in Italian “salone”) was a hosted gathering of intellectual, artistic and literary circles, where attendees would amuse, inspire and learn from each other through the exchange of ideas and information.
Paying homage to this European tradition and the “age of conversation” which sparked many literary and philosophical movements, Kwai Fung Salone is an elegant chamber that houses sophisticated art and cultural exhibitions, and hosts ancillary intellectual exchanges, educational events and activities. These exhibitions and events promote a wide range of art and culture, championing both local talents and international masters across different artistic, literary and cultural disciplines.
Kwai Fung Salone also organises collaborations, joint ventures and partnerships with local and overseas artists, galleries, literati, academics, public and private institutions, art foundations and corporations to enrich its cultural and social impact.
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