Sotheby’s Hong Kong is proud to present The Spirit of Ink: 12 Hong Kong Artists, a group exhibition that offers the forward thinking viewpoints on ink art through the creativity of young artists based in Hong Kong: Halley CHENG, CHEUNG Wai Man Eunice, CHOI Yuk Kuen Bouie, KOON Wai Bong, KWOK Ying, KWONG Wing Kwan, LEE Chin Fai Danny, LEUNG Ka Yin Joey, SU Sai Kee Angela, WAI Pong Yu, WONG Yee Ki, and WONG Chung Yu.
As a city that embraces foreign ideas and cultures, Hong Kong offers the ideal platform for the most avant-garde experimentations. Since the mid-20th Century, Hong Kong artists have been in the forefront of contemporary Chinese art. Imbedded within a colonial framework is a unique cultural and aesthetic value rich in tradition and repertoire making Hong Kong one of the most dynamic regions of modern and contemporary Chinese art.
The selected artists in the present exhibition belong to a generation raised in a culturally pluralistic society. They have been witnesses to the rapid transformations in the ever-changing Hong Kong landscape. The works in this exhibition focus on the artists' perspectives on the relationship between ink art and local cultural phenomena. Some evoke nostalgia for the past, while others approach their subject matter with a sense of humor and a realm of their personal imagination. Their perspectives are varied yet there is a bond shared through the tradition of ink art. This fresh approach to medium and form, from paintings, sculptures, photography to video installation, offers a spirit that exemplifies a new identity of Hong Kong.
Exhibition in Hong Kong
Sotheby's Hong Kong Gallery, 5/F One Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Hong Kong