Saturday, August 9, 2008

HK Artist Factories

Hong Kong based artists Chow Chunfai, Kwan Sheungchi, Lam Tungpang, Lee Kit, Ma Chihang, Pak Sheungchuen and Wong Waiyin presented their works at the Osage gallery in Singapore this past Friday. The artists have neighboring studios in abandoned factory spaces known as studio Mr 221 and studio 615 at Fotan. Their works which range from video installations to large scale paintings similarly depict a personal struggle to identify themselves as artists in a corporate landscape. There is a recurring emphasis on space and faded pastel colors which creates a very tranquil viewing experience. The emphasis on space proves to be very different from the popular patterns and collages often found in the works of contemporary American artists.

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