JUST THREE WEEKS UNTIL SHOW TIME!
The 9th edition of the Asia Contemporary Art Show returns on September 15 - 18 to the 5-Star Conrad Hong Kong! An exciting line-up of new and emerging artists will feature prominently at the Show along with many return favourites. We look forward to welcoming you again this Fall. Pick up your 2-for-1 tickets now!
Falling Angel with a Flying Soul 1 (Detail), Du Siqiu, La Vu Gallery, Hong Kong, Room 4212
A WORLD OF ART COMES TO HONG KONG IN SEPTEMBER!
ASIA CONTEMPORARY ART SHOW
September 16-18, 2016
Conrad Hong Kong
See thousands of artworks from Asia and the world at the 9th edition of the Asia Contemporary Art Show, September 16-18 at the Conrad Hong Kong. Browse and buy original paintings, limited editions, sculpture and photography from some of the world's most interesting and promising artists - from emerging and mid-career artists, to those who have already achieved recognition in private and public collections, and at auction.
2-FOR-1 TICKETS ON SALE NOW!
Specially priced advance-purchae online tickets are on sale now for HK$220, and bring a friend for free (tickets at the door are HK$220 per person). Includes access to Friday ART Night on Friday September 16, including a complimentary drink; plus multiple access Friday afternoon, Saturday and Sunday.
Free admission for children under 16yrs accompanied by an adult.
FEATURED ARTIST: HONG HAOCHANG - CHINA
Hong Haochang (b.1973 Zhaotaong, Yunnan) invites you to walk among the flowers, along sunny paths where the fragrance of peony permeates the air. His paintings tell a story, describing the beauty between heaven and earth and the relationship between humans and nature. As you walk his paths you encounter bright splashes of colour - verdant green leaves, silky red flowers petals, illuminated blue skies and the shadowy browns of a mysterious doorway. With brush and palette knife, the artist adds layers of textual complexity to his paintings - juxtaposing smooth and rough as well as light and shadow.
Hong Haochang graduated from the China Academy of Art in 1999 and is now a professional painter. Since 2000, the artist has shown his work in numerous solo and group exhibitions. Museums, galleries and private collectors in the USA, Europe and throughout Asia have collected nearly one thousand of his paintings.
Represented by LANS Gallery, Hong Kong, Room 4211.
FEATURED ARTIST: KIM NAM HO - SOUTH KOREA
Kim Nam-Ho (b.1959, Korea) believes in love, he believes that art imbued with love can have healing power. The artist creates highly colourful works that are metaphors for light, and this light represents the love of God. Several of his pieces offer bright splashes of rainbow colours with symbolic elements of linear planes and circular motifs; others are monochromatic abstract reflections with faint silhouettes hidden within. But are they metaphors for light? Viewed in a dark room, Kim's painting glow, emanating luminous colour and detail, revealing their hidden message - love is bringing light into the dark and bringing the love of God into your heart.
Kim Nam-Ho received both his BFA and MFA from Hongik University. Currently a creative director, previously the artist was a college professor and art director. Kim has exhibited his work in many solo and group shows in Asia and Europe, and he has exhibited at several art fairs, including Art Basel Switzerland in 2015.
Represented by Yoon Arte Shanghai, China, Room 4107.
FEATURED ARTIST: WANG MIN - CHINA
Wang Min (b.1986) presents a picture of the future in her work - not only in the way we look but also in the way we think. Touching on the subject of genetic diversity, the artist grapples with the idea of how the human species could look as science tinkers with the gene code in pursuit of perfect designer children. At the same time, Wang Min entreats us to rid ourselves of fixed ways of seeing, thinking and doing which can only come about through clear self-recognition. Her work moves beyond the "fixed" manner of thinking and typical behaviour of traditional portraiture by creating highly detailed and ethereal images that translate the freedom of seeing, thinking and doing into expressions of her own deep reflections.
Wang Min graduated from the Oil Painting Department of the Academy of Fine Arts at South China Normal University in 2011. The artist has exhibited her work in select cities in China and in Hong Kong.
Represented by The Dragon Year Gallery, China, Room 4303.
NOW AT FABRIK GALLERY
CURRENT EXHIBITION: INTIMATE EMBRACES7 July - 30 September, 2016
This highly anticipated exhibition presents fluid and abstract renderings of full-figured women as seen through the eyes of one of China’s leading “post-contemporary” abstract artists. Pang Yongjie draws on mid-eighth century ideals of beauty to bring the viewer a light and effortless depiction of corpulent women in flowing robes and ruby lips whose quietude reflects a deeper understanding of the self. The artist’s works have been exhibited across Asia, the USA, and Europe.
Fabrik Gallery, 1102 Nam Wo Hong Building, 148 Wing Lok Street, Sheung Wan