Due to popular demand, Breathing Space: Contemporary Art from Hong Kong at Asia Society is now extended to August 13, 2017! Green Art Asia's artists include Vaan Ip and South Ho. http://asiasociety.org/hong-kong
This exhibition presents 11 local artists whose works look at the pressure of living in this city and make room for us to pause, reflect, respond and possibly challenge the world around us. Their works engage with urban experience, current affairs, and shared and personal history in a range of medium from painting to sculpture, video to mixed media installation. The exhibition consists of two parts: inside the gallery are extant works that contemplate various restrictions we encounter every day, from the spatial to psychological, the social to historical. Beyond the gallery, the outdoor area of our site is opened up for new commissions that strive to overcome these boundaries through artistic experimentation.
The participating artists are: Chilai Howard, Chloë Cheuk, Cheuk Wing Nam, Enoch Cheung, South Ho, Vaan Ip, Ko Sin Tung, Andio Lai, Siu Wai Hang, Adrian Wong and Magdalen Wong, and the exhibition is led by in-house curator Dominique Chan with Joyce Hei-ting Wong and Ashley Nga-sai Wu as assistant curators.
Our featured Artist Li Chen's solo exhibition, Being : In / Voluntary Drift at MOCA TAIPEI runs until August 27, 2017.
Green Art Asia is delighted to give support to the bid by Hong Kong to bring the 2022 Gay Games to Asia for the first time...
For those of you who couldn't join us this time. We hope to see you at our next event.Thank you very much for your support! Love & Peace, Green Art Asia
About Green Art Asia
GREEN ART ASIA is an exclusive Art + Design Consultancy that specializes in Chinese contemporary art, highlighting a wide range of handpicked, curated artworks – Abstract and Surrealistic, Chinese Contemporary, Photography and Prints, Sculptures and Art Furniture from emerging and established artists around the world. Featured artists include Andy Warhol, Keith Haring, Nan Qi, Li Chen. GREEN ART ASIA provides a tailor-made collection that caters to your specific needs to find art pieces and design art furniture for your home, office, clubhouses and more. GREEN ART ASIA embraces a distinctive mark through opening doors to online and secret pop-up exhibitions with varying themes every time.
About K.S.SZE & SONS
The founder of K. S. Sze & Sons started his life-long dream and career creating fine jewelry in Shanghai back in 1923. He later moved to Hong Kong with passion and entrepreneurial skills to develop his jewelry business.
In 1949, the first K. S. Sze & Sons shop was opened in Central, selling pearls and jewelry to customers of high social standing, business executives and visitors. For decades, fine jewelry designed and created by the company has been well coveted by jewelry lovers here and abroad.
In 1963, K. S. Sze & Sons was chosen as one of the few retailers to open a shop in the Mandarin Oriental Hotel. Today, K. S. Sze & Sons remains to be the only jewelry shop to have maintained a presence in the Hotel since its opening 50 years ago.
To further enhance customer service, the company has opened a jewelry showroom on the top floor of Alexandra House in Central, providing a more exclusive and luxurious environment for VIP customers viewing the jewelry.
Green Art Asia proudly presents a Malaysian-born prominent artist in Southeast Asia, Kumari Nahappan.
Kumari is celebrated for her iconic installations and sculptures of seeds, pods and fruits that adorn some iconic landmark locations including Saga for Changi Airport, Nutmeg & Mace for the ION Orchard, Pedas-Pedas for the National Museum and Pembungaan for OUE Bayfront (the largest bronze mural in Singapore at over 45m). Her sculptures have graced sites overseas including G Tower in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), the J.Y. Campos Centre in Manila (the Philippines), and Chengdu International Finance Square (China) in 2014.
Kumari has received commendations in the Philip Morris ASEAN Art Awards & UOB Painting of the Year. She holds the honour of being the first foreigner and woman to be conferred the Ksatria Seni Award (2004) by the Museum Rudana in Bali. In 2011, she won the Artist of the Year Award in the 15th edition of the Shanghai Art Fair and was identified as a notable female artist in the book Women Artists in Singapore . Recently, she was awarded Singapore Indian Icon of the Year 2014 by Act for Hope organization.
Kumari was invited to show at the Museum der Kulturen in Basel in [2007/8] and at the Tropenmuseum in Amsterdam . More recently, she has enjoyed critical and popular acclaim for her installation Anahata, a monumental work comprising of 4000kg of saga seeds for the Singapore Biennale 2013. Her works have been exhibited at the Mori Art Museum, Tokyo and Singapore Art Museum, Seoul Art Centre in Korea, Museum Rudana in Indonesia as well as in gallery exhibitions in Sweden, Germany, London, Italy, New York, Australia, Hong Kong and China.
Kumari’s art has three signature components that allow viewers to distinctly identify her works. She has made both red and green chillies into an appealing art form; the colour red plays a significant role in both her paintings and sculptures, and she has also worked extensively with saga seeds.
Chillies. “Chillies only came as a metaphor for high energy. With my paintings, what I was exploring was everything to do with time, space and energy. I was trying to find something that could work with taste. For sound, I could work to convey it with my paintings, and I could do a lot of other emotions, too, with my paintings. But for taste, I stumbled upon chillies—the high uplifting energy symbol. A chilli holds power and energy that despite its humble size—the smaller the chilli, the hotter it is. Yes, I’ve chosen red as my signature colour. It is a very basic colour and we are all joined by that colour, that of blood—it is, therefore, common to all of us, and it is a bond that connects people. When you are in the womb, you are protected by it. Red brings out the idea of protection, the idea of passion—you can make it say everything from anger, love and power. When you see men with red ties, they are actually trying to say that they are powerful and they dare to wear it. It is the one colour that says the maximum in the whole spectrum of colours. I’ve worked on it for many years.”
Saga seeds. “The seeds and pods are a big part of my work, and it so happens that you will see a lot more chillies than the seeds because they (chillies) have a huge family and variety, they are fun, they are all different, they have their own movement, and I find that fascinating. So the chillies ended up growing larger than my seeds and pods. I use all kinds of seeds that are in this region. To me, understanding the texture and the feel of the seeds is so important—they could be so tiny, but could say a lot. What is fascinating is that nature is perfect—it gives you such perfection when you do study the seeds, you feel that there is someone up there that has made it all so perfect, that He has given each seed its own character, its own gravity and texture. I love to capture seeds and keep—not to exhibit, but to admire the perfection that nature gives.”
Kumari invites viewers absorb the power of her works – as passion, protection, connection, energy, power.
For available works, contact us at [email protected]
Green Art Asia congratulates one of our artists, Vaan Ip for a marvelous achievement!
Vaan Ip's works have been featured in the Stratagems in Architecture Hong Kong in Venice. The exhibition is a response to and continuation of The 15th Venice Biennale International Architecture Exhibition. By bringing the works showcased by a group of talented Hong Kong young architects and artists at the Biennale back to the community. The exhibition is also one of the celebratory events for the 20th Anniversary of the Establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. Along with participating artists Stanley Siu, So Kwok-kin, Mary Grace Chiu, Sunny Yung, Tony Ip, Kenneth Tse, Angus Ngai, Maggie Ma, Aden Chan, Jason Tang, Nikki Ho, Calvin Chan, Billy Chan, Chan Sim, Tang Kwok-hin and Paul Yip, Vaan Ip showcased his iconic structured sculptures inspired by his hometown Hong Kong.
Vaan explores the relationship among people, himself and his home city Hong Kong. His paintings intersect with his sense of the city and his childhood memories. The works not only convey the artist´s feelings, but resonate with his audience. Vaan’s visual elements depict the characteristics of a crowded city - both unity and structure. He also encourages the audience to reflect on the idea of space in all its forms.
Inspired by his fast-paced home, Vaan Ip created the “Lost City” series. His style presents the complexity of the city. People are caught up by these confined walls, trapped by societal expectations and left lost. Everyone is busy making a living that they forget the true m¬eaning of life – to live life. The reality of time is short-lived and we should not forget our dreams. Vaan Ip captures a journey of relaxation, inviting people to let go of the worries of the world and to let the mind wander, explore and find paradise.
“Do not let the life to bury the dreams” - Vaan Ip
Vaan Ip has exhibited widely around the world, Tokyo, Bangkok, Korea - where he was chosen to join the 18th International Sculpture Symposium Incheon 2015 in Korea, as the only Hong Kong artist among the international artists in attendance and is chosen to exhibit in exhibition of contemporary Hong Kong artists at Asia Society, Hong Kong.
For available artworks, contact us at [email protected]
GREEN ART ASIA presents the works of Artist/Polarity Healer Tim Tse in Inner Happiness.
Timothy Tse was born in Swansea, South Wales, to a U.K Welsh Mother and a Chinese Father. Tse has had an interest in art since a young age, having practiced calligraphy at school, and an interest in words and poetry, since living next to the birth home of Dylan Thomas, the famous Welsh poet.
Since 1993 Tse has been a Polarity Therapy healer, using massage, diet, yoga, and bio-sonic sound therapy to heal people.
Tse given treatments to celebrities including: The Rolling Stones, Elton John, Sting, Maggie Q, and Jocelyn Brown to name a few. Over the past 3 years he has been offering pre-natal, postnatal, natural induction, and fertility treatments with magical results.
For 6 months Tse placed the sand throughout various shrines and temples in Hong Kong to absorb positive energies, before adding to these art pieces.
“The subconscious has a huge effect of our daily life, and often needs conscious reminding of where we sometimes need to focus, such as happiness, extension of a healthy life, and contentment, with the assistance to look within”.
These particular pieces are 100 talismanic characters of the word ‘fu' - happiness (each and every character means 'happiness') the other one of the pair is 100 talismanic characters of the word 'shou' - longevity, both to be presented side by side.
GREEN ART ASIA invites you to look within and remind ourselves to be positive!
Thank you for your continuous support! Green Art Asia's ART HOME MEDITATION was full of ART, HEALTH, LOVE, GREEN with artworks, art jamming, singing bowl meditation, tea tasting, polarity healing and more, a celebration for everyone of all ages, with guest presenters Jason Swamy, Co-founder of Wonderfruit, Rosemary Vandenbroucke Yoga & Health Coach, Angie Palmer, Veganastic Author, Ai Matsui, Sound Therapist,Tim Tse, Polarity Healer & a participating artist, along with artists Teddy Lo, Vaan Ip and special guests Gigi Chao and Sean Eav, HK Celebrity.
The exhibition runs till 28 March 2017. Strictly by appointment only, 1-8pm.
Please let us know your preferred time and date of visit at least one day before.
Secret Venue will only be revealed to those who have successfully made their appointment.
*Wong Chuk Hang 2 minutes away from MTR
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