Gallery: Galerie KOO
Artist(s): Cassian Lau 劉啟舜
Opening / Event Date: 6 Dec, 2022
Closing / End Date: 31 Jan, 2023
Kwai Fung Hin is delighted to present In Search of Dao – the Latest Works of Xue Song, which showcases more than 20 recent collage works from ‘The Dao from Nature’ series created by the Chinese Pop artist Xue Song since 2019.
Xue Song’s art fuses East and West, ancient and modern, as well as fine arts and popular culture. His works are born from fire, through the destruction and regeneration of images, to form collaged compositions that represent a holistic yet diverse world. This exhibition presents the enlightenment and breakthrough of Xue Song’s creative process in recent years, from narrative imagery to abstract forms of expression, and witnesses his thoughts on the laws of nature, his search for a harmonious relationship between the world and man, and his pursuit of the way of art.
One of the pioneers of contemporary Chinese Pop Art, Xue Song was born in Anhui, China in 1965, and graduated in 1988 from the Shanghai Theatre Academy’s Department of Stage Design. A studio fire accident in 1990 was the turning point for Xue Song’s artistic career. Fire and collage consequently became his trademark techniques, with flames and ashes used to transform disparate printed fragments into an image that addresses wider issues such as society, politics, tradition, humanities, nature and aesthetics in abstract art. Over 35 large-scale solo exhibitions for Xue Song have been hosted since 1992, including at Shanghai Art Museum; Long Museum, Shanghai; Xi’an Art Museum; Museum of Contemporary Arts, Singapore; and Ueno Royal Museum, Tokyo.
In Search of Dao – the Latest Works of Xue Song
6 Sep to 15 Nov Monday – Saturday, 10am – 7pm
01-G04 to G05, G/F, Headquarters Block, Tai Kwun 10 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong
Gallery: Seefood Room
Opening / Event Date: 13 Jan, 2023
Closing / End Date: 4 Feb, 2023