"Hidden Body" Group Exhibition
AISHONANZUKA is pleased to present a new exhibition, “Hidden Body”. A group exhibition of five Hong Kong artists running from 7th January to 4th February, 2017. The artists including CHAN Suet Yi, CHEUNG Tsz Hin, Bosco LAW Ka Lam, LING Pui Sze and Stanley SHUM Kwan Hon. Born in the late 80s they share similar awareness and dissatisfaction as they grow up in the same era. In this exhibition, each artist is bringing their unique perspectives on “Hidden Body” while reflecting the sense of powerlessness they went through in life.
With a strong attraction to the atmosphere of stillness and movement, CHAN Suet Yi recreates such aura in paintings and drawings with unknown landscapes and spontaneous events. For all these stories behind the images, there is no specific time, space and meaning. CHAN also concerns with the marks left by human activities in the cities and the natures. The stories existed in the past could only be rebuilt through one’s imaginations.
Daily life and found images are incorporated in CHEUNG Tsz Hin's works. CHEUNG considers collecting and examining the everyday lives of oneself and others provide clues for one to live with patience and calm, like the game of hide-and-seek. Through selecting, empathizing and tampering, he uses painting to build the experiences in life.
The work of Bosco LAW Ka Nam is concerned with individuality and self-awareness. He makes detailed drawings that combine elements of the natural world and the imaginary, and the place in the sub- consciousness where the two overlap. His work has certain parallels with automatic writing in which the text comes not from the conscious mind but from some subconscious, spiritual or supernatural source.
LING Pui Sze presents the abstract natural phenomena through three dimensional sculptural collages. Concerning the laws in nature and the relationship among people, she creates organisms as her imagination on how to break through dilemmas hidden in the passive statuses. Shifting between the role of controlling and being controlled is similar to the surviving game in biosphere.
Stanley SHUM Kwan Hon repeats his black strokes again and again to accumulate a weight of disturbance for his subjective matters, which reveals a "Half-lost" state of mind in which spirit is constrained in quietness. Hinting the astray of an individual or community by virtue of the declining of basic values and ethnic principles is rampant in nowadays society, his artistic imageries symbolize the innuendos of power, worship and cultural sentiments.
There will be a reception party on 7th January at 5pm with the artists in present. Our sincerest anticipation in seeing you all at the exhibition.