The Hong Kong International Art Fair is in town and it wasn’t disappointing.
Its was at Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre and there was about 260 galleries from 38 countries.
You need time to see all the work; Probably over two days would have been the best. I was completely ‘arted’ out by the time I finished upstairs and still had another floor to go, but as I only had one day to see it all, I persisted!!
I started with the section called ART FUTURES, which was fantastic. It’s by emerging artists represented by galleries established within the last five years.
http://mem-inc.jp/artists_e/mishima_e/Japanese Artist, Takafumi Hara, comic style pop art, that just runs off the walk (literally)
Taiwanese Contemporary Photography Artist, Wu Tien-Chang
A combination of portrait photography and processing using computer graphics software.
You can see why I was lovin’ his work!
The young japanese artist, Miki Taira, with her skilled calligraphy and linen sculptures
A fellow Sydneysider, His work was a tube-steel sculptures which hung over them silk imagery of pigeons. I will have to look out for his work once I’m back home.
I saw Tim Johnson’s works represented by Tolarno’s; they looked great. I think there were seven or eight works along the wall. Looked really impressive and also Patricia Piccinini was part of the same gallery with her sculptural work called, The Stags. When I was at VCA, I use to have a studio space right next to Patricia and Tim is one of the artists at Lennox street. I had a warm fuzzy feeling going on when I thought about that!
All probably a little awkward, blonde chick, with bright pink and blue eyeshadow, singing his praises!!! But it was great to see his work. Tim and I have always been big fans. And are secretly kicking ourselves we didn’t invest in one of his pieces many years ago before it became all too exxy! If you haven’t seen the work, Inhabit, you soooo have to check it out. I loved this work and it was one of the best works I had seen last year. The Art Gallery of South Australia purchased the work. So when in SA check it out.
Well, that my HK art Fair wrap up. I think I mention a great array of artists.