“COMPANION, a 121-foot-long inflatable sculpture by street artist @KAWS, launched today at Victoria Harbour in Hong Kong. The reclined, monochrome figure is the largest to date for the American artist, with recent previous iterations of the project installed at the Chiang Kai Shek Memorial Hall in Taipei, Taiwan, and on Seokchon Lake in Seoul, South Korea. The figure was purposefully designed to be in a peaceful repose, its crossed-out eyes gazing at the sky above.”
The work was launched by Hong Kong-based creative studio AllRightsReserved for the annual Hong Kong Arts Month, and will continue to occupy the harbor until March 31, 2019
Drawing the most feminine parts of the female body as a series of dishes – isn’t that a bit over the top? Trying to fully express women’s desire for sexuality and even its symbolic form, through the tip of a pen – isn’t that a bit audacious?
Claudia Chanhoi, a Hong Kong-born and U.S.-based artist, says most of her creations feature women’s body parts but aren’t only about women’s sexual desire. They also represent the artist herself, a modern straight woman.
Carla Chan obtained her Bachelor of Arts Degree from the School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong. She works with a variety of media including video, installation, photography and interactive media. Much like the never-ending development of new technology Chan considers media art as a medium with infinite possibilities for artistic expressions.
The Ashes of Snow
The Ashes of Snow is an immersive environment that mistreats and misplaces a natural phenomenon: snow. By applying thermochromic technology and a particle falling system, the artwork simulates snowing indoor, By manipulate the temperature inside the particle falling system, the snow’s colour change in greyscale during falling. And eventually the white snow changed to black on the air.
The process seems to be an ordinary snowy environment, but there is subtle drama within. The black tainted snow causes a sense of misplacement of the snowing experience, bringing the audience a twist in the supposedly dreamy imagination of pure white snow. By manipulating the colour of snow and the falling pattern, the flaws, contamination and pollution are exaggerated as the snow falls. Such a foreign but familiar environment gives the audience a space to think and reflect in the bittersweet beauty of destruction. In the process of snow falling in black and white, the artwork also creates a physical landscape of white snow tainted in black at times. With a hint of traditional Chinese ink painting, the minimal visual experience conveys an atmosphere that is dramatic, poetic, pessimistic and concerning for the future.
Ultimately, the impure snowy landscape aims to heighten the sense and awareness of climate change, global warming and pollution in the global scale. In reality, black snow is oftentimes related to heavy pollution and contaminated environment, by staging the audience in the simple, yet dramatic immersive environment. The gradient change of snow color is giving a space for audience to think deeply of a non- exit and twisted situation and yet creates a stage of destruction and invertible situation.
Photographer Andy Yeung has called Hong Kong home since birth, but it took a trip away to spark the idea for Urban Jungle, his captivating series that captures aerial views of the city’s jam-packed skyline.
"Tsang’s work integrates the themes of human beings vs. objects. Sometimes he anthropomorphizes these objects, giving them human attributes— like in the example of the coffee cups. In other cases, the figures he develops are decidedly human, but distinct nonetheless. He is particularly adept at sculpting expressive, childlike faces— sometimes cheerful, at other times ominous, especially when used in depictions of child soldiers or with other socio-political themes. On the one hand, he can make lovers out of coffee. On the other, he can turn transform a grenade into a pile of human organs. Johnson Tsang’s work has many faces— usually turned out to the world in an unexpectedly jarring way." via Decompoz
"At the INSIDE World Festival of Interiors, Joyce Wang‘s MOTT32 bar and restaurant in Hong Kong was officially named the best interior space of 2014. Located in a former storage facility, which reportedly once housed expensive family heirlooms for wealthy Chinese immigrants, MOTT32 is best described as an atmospheric underworld dining experience. Taking inspiration from the heritage of the site, the restaurant is filled with forgotten heirlooms, Chinese propaganda and industrial materials doubling as furniture and light fittings. Located underground, with no natural light, Joyce Wang embraced the constraints of the venue and used them to create a theatrical and exclusive experience. Delicate detailing was combined with raw materials, such as concrete and metals, to create an overall bold design that sees Western and Eastern influences come together." via Highsnobiety
Indonesian artist Ichwan Noor arrived at Art Basel Hong Kong with a sculpture that emphasizes the Beetles form to the extreme – a real 1953 Beetle transformed into a perfect sphere. Check ABHK2013 Highlights on Yatzer
Swedish photographer Christian Åslund shot this Jim Rickey advertising campaign as a “tribute to classic 2D platform games and integrate the person with the street scenes”. Called ‘Honkey Kong’, Åslund shot these photos in Hong Kong using a tele lens, making the images appear flat—creating the feeling of the model navigating the streets on a 2D plane. via