when i draw, i think of... 繪畫時，我想起了…
when i draw, i think of...
10 July – 22 August 2009
Gallery EXIT is delighted to present our first summer group show, "when i draw, i think of...", featuring works on paper by dedicated Hong Kong artists born in the 1980s: Furze Chan, Casper Chan, Chunhei Kong, Sarah Lai, Pongyu Wai and Cam Wong.
These 6 Hong Kong artists of the young generation counter the fast pacing world with their deliberate and contemplating works. They share a common dedication to the act of drawing. In their private hours, they chose to sit and remain, to slow down and contemplate in order to discover what they are searching for. Drawing is often a spontaneous activity, but it could also be a slow and pain staking process. Glowing up in the age of information overflow, in which fast and effective communication is the front burner, these artists present their time-consuming and laborious works that demonstrate the values of practice and hard work, the virtues of patience and perseverance. When a focused image begins to form under the hands, it is a great joy, born and bred in solitude, to be shared with someone. It is in this solitude, that we begin to understand each other’s existential loneliness and isolation from the society.