2013

Bellini Yu & Dick Lai, China Art Projects – project space, 23 May – 10 June 2013

Artists: Bellini Yu & Dick Lai

Through my series of artwork, I pay tribute to Left – people who do not have the “right” behavior, thinking and life style, and are therefore being discriminated against and forsaken by society. Seeing that every single day they endeavor to learn and adapt themselves to the “right” way of living has nurtured my personal growth as a human fellow and as an artist. I have formulated my own concept of aesthetics, which is not limited to objects or the arts, but includes human beings who have atypical body shapes, abilities and needs. Their appearances, thoughts and behavior may well be a form of beauty; not the kind that shines or elites one’s adoration, but is an energy that compels the spectator to reflect on his/her own life and the splendor of existence.

YU Bellini Guy Tse Hong Kong 2013.

Wayne Warren Gold, Studio Rouge Hong Kong 2013

Conceptual artist Wayne Warren takes as his theme the issue of cultural detritus. His new frieze work ‘Adding two inches to the top of the room’, is a tapering cast rubber construction in which all manner of refuse, from mobile phones to discarded nuts and bolts are present. Forming a slender gold-encrusted layer, these objects can be read in a variety of ways. Considered horizontally, they mimic the unending energy of mechanised factory-line production. Cross-sectionally, they evoke something of the geological fossil bank, whereby entire eons are contained in a slender strip of earth; a thing certainly suggested by the work’s unambiguous title.

英国概念论者韦恩沃伦就是这样的一个艺术家,其作品以文化碎屑为主题。他的新楣作品“’屋顶再加2英寸”,是一个锥形铸造橡胶作品;垃圾,废弃的螺母和螺栓,手机都是作品的材料。这些材料形成一个细长的金镶嵌层,能够以不同的方式来被阐述。
从水平的角度来看,作品是模仿机械化的工厂生产线无休止的运作。交叉地欣赏,它们唤起地质化石群中的某种元素,正是这些元素人类亿万年的进程都存在于狭长的地球之中,而作品毫不含糊的标题正体现了这个元素。

Damian Smith

British artist Wayne Warren is a twenty first century Midas. Myth has it that anything that Midas touched turned to gold. Whereas the King of Phrygia was interested in accumulation of personal wealth, Warren has diametrically opposite intentions.

Embracing the attributes of the magician Warren transmutes the detritus of the industrialised world into the simulacra of precious metal. He has revealed every purveyor or geologistʼs dream – a seam of gold in a stratum of rock. A pair of pliers, a buckle, paper clips, a disposable fork, all easily found in any dime store, but now transformed into gold with the spray from an aerosol can.

George Michael Yeo Hong Kong December 2013.

Illumination 1 & 2, China Art Projects – project space, 23 – 30 November & 1 – 30 December 2013

Artists: Hu Qinwu, Celia Tin Yan Ko, Wayne Warren, Huang Xu, Tony Scott, DanDan Dai, Liu Zhuoquan, Jayne Dyer, Angela Yuen, Pauline Crogan, Kate Anderson, Vicki Grace.

A series of exhibitions at the China Art Projects project space, Hong Kong highlighting the work of selected Chinese, Hong Kong, Australian and British artists who use colour and luminosity as an emotional and intellectual element in their work.

Gao Ping Welcome to My World, Seva Frangos Art, Perth Australia, October 2013

Gao Ping’s work is about her – the way she sees her world, what she feels about the things around her, how she responds at any given time to real or imagined situations – it is about the ordinary. But her work is not ordinary. In one sense, it is not unusual – artists have been revealing their hopes, fears, joys and aspirations forever – what is particular about Gao Ping is the choice and treatment of subject that takes the commonplace into the psychic domain of human existence and right to the edge of the dark void.

Reg Newitt Beijing April 2012.

Zhou Hongbin – Aquarium, China Art Projects – project space, Hong Kong, 12 – 26 September 2013

Zhou references traditional motifs and imagery in distinctly non-traditional ways. In the ‘Aquarium’ series her beloved pet rabbits, multiplied through digital magic, swim energetically through a mysterious watery world, a liminal no-place where the impossible becomes possible. It’s an imagined Utopia, far from the real Chinese urban world of constant demolition, chaos, redevelopment, pollution and environmental destruction. The artist has said that she intends to create “lovely and pure thoughts…and avoid the conflict of reality.”

Luise Guest Zhou Hong Bin 2013.