Szelit CHEUNG, Hilarie HON, Ashlee IP Wai Ting, Him LO 張施烈, 韓幸霖, 葉慧婷, 盧樂謙
Ashlee IP Wai Ting
23 July - 27 August 2016
Gallery EXIT is pleased to present an exhibition of recent works by Szelit CHEUNG, Hilarie HON, Ashlee IP Wai Ting and Him LO. The exhibition will open on 23 July 2016 and remain on view through 20 August. An opening reception will be held on Saturday, 23 July 2016 from 3 pm until 6 pm.
Szelit CHEUNG is interested in composing order and underlying tension through the placement of still objects. Through this, he endeavours to depict a sense of helplessness and distancing of the familiar.
Hilarie HON reflects her inner state of mind through interpreting the characters in the literature “Hundreds Years of Solitude”. The vibrant and bold colours used are suggestive of a dark humour in contrast to the artist’s mind.
Ashlee IP Wai Ting focuses on the depiction of moments: of fleeting passion, of disconnection and cumulative emotions. Her palette consists of an ambiguous blending of blues and whites that freezes the time and location of where it was painted.
Him LO has been engaging himself in community art and his work is a quest to experience forms of destruction and reconstruction within a city. Through exploring different mediums, LO strives to stimulate the viewer’s imagination and empower the community with a re-defined relationship with public spaces within the city.
About the Artists
Szelit CHEUNG (b. 1988, Weidong, China) migrated to Hong Kong in 1998. CHEUNG mainly focuses on oil painting with a careful choice of theme related to serious issues. To him, art does not argue or interpret. Only concepts and contexts can inspire the creative process. The artist considers the silky canvas as a screen with a more tactile quality due to the reflection of light. Accordingly, his works ‘display’ the muted image and record the artist’s state of mind, conveying a sense of powerlessness in living.
Hilarie HON (b. 1994, Hong Kong), graduated with a BA Visual Arts (Hons) at Academy of Visual Arts, Hong Kong Baptist University in 2016. HON’s highly personal painting style employs bold colours and strong contrasts to express an inner world full of comical conflict and struggle, with sceneries evoke the alienation and helplessness felt in nightmares. Participated exhibitions include solo exhibition “The Daily Disappearance of the Sun” (Gallery EXIT, Hong Kong, 2018). Group exhibition “Stories We Tell To Scare Ourselves with” (MOCA Taipei, Taiwan, 2019) and “9x9” (1a space, Hong Kong, 2017). HON currently lives and works in Hong Kong.
Ashlee YIP (b. 1988, Hong Kong) was graduated from the Academy of Visual Arts, Hong Kong Baptist University in 2012. YIP’s artistic style situates between figurative and abstract art. The key focus of her oil paintings is the colour coordination. Each work embodies the artist’s personal emotion and memory. Every object presented on the canvas is a scene constantly lingering in YIP’s memory. Different depths and opacity in the works create subtle fluid feelings and further form inexplicable harmonies. The artist considers the blending of colours and spaces is a serious exploration of sense, space, harmony and sensibility.
Him LO (b. 1980, Hong Kong) is a multidisciplinary artist whose works mainly questions the form of existence in a city. The media of LO’s artworks vary across painting, mixed-media sculptures and installation art. The artist probes into the relations between ego, digression, construction, destruction and reconstruction. The violent and dark styles are the artist’s way to express time and emergency. In the past few years, LO has started engaging in community art and worked as a curator for numerous community projects in Hong Kong.