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KILA CHEUNG 章柱基 | HOME NO.1 家 NO.1

Estimate:

15,000 - 26,000 HKD

KILA CHEUNG 章柱基 | HOME NO.1 家 NO.1

KILA CHEUNG 章柱基 | HOME NO.1 家 NO.1

Estimate:

15,000 - 26,000 HKD

Lot sold:

32,500

HKD

KILA CHEUNG

HOME NO.1


acrylic on wood, pencil on Japanese wood cabinet from Keyaki Artisan of Takayama in Hida, key from a Hong Kong Locksmith

signed and dated 2017 on the underside of the figure; signed and dated 2017 on the underside of the cabinet

Executed in 2017, this work is unique.

figure: 20 by 9 by 9 cm. 7⅞ by 3½ by 3½ in.

cabinet: 19.5 by 24 by 15.5 cm. 7⅝ by 9½ by 6⅛ in.


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章柱基

家 NO.1


壓克力彩繪木雕,鉛筆繪日本飛驒高山けやき工藝木櫃,香港鎖匠鑰匙

2017年作

款識

Kila Cheung,2017(木雕底部)

Kila Cheung,2017(木櫃底部)

此作品獨一無二

木雕:20 x 9 x 9 公分,7⅞ x 3½ x 3½ 英寸

木櫃:19.5 x 24 x 15.5 公分,7⅝ x 9½ x 6⅛ 英寸

This work is in very good condition overall. Tonal variations on figure are consistent with the artist's method of execution. Very minor wear of age on handles observed. Scarce scratches noted to the cabinet which is consistent with its use.


The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance only. Any reference to condition in the condition report for the lot does not amount to a full description of condition. The images of the lot form part of the condition report for the lot provided by Sotheby's. Certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot. In particular, the online images may represent colours and shades which are different to the lot's actual colour and shades. The condition report for the lot may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the condition report for the lot or shown in the online images of the lot. The condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation because Sotheby's is not a professional conservator or restorer but rather the condition report is a statement of opinion genuinely held by Sotheby's. For that reason, Sotheby's condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot.

THZ Gallery, Taipei

Acquired from the above by the present owner


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台北,陶華灼藝廊 - 美術小館

現藏者購自上述來源

Taipei, THZ Gallery, On This Special Day, November – December 2017


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台北,陶華灼藝廊 - 美術小館,「在這特別的日子」,2017年11月至12月

In 2017, the young Hong Kong artist Kila Cheung left for Japan to begin his internship away from home. The move inspired his Home series which began with the present lot, a heartwarming sculptural assemblage. Head like the sun and body of an island, the carved wooden figure is seated on a cabinet made by a local Japanese artisan. Opening the cabinet drawers reveals a pencil drawing of the figure likened to a lighthouse centered in a vast sea, as well as a key from a Hong Kong Locksmith. A cathartic creation expressing his longing for home, the present work acts as a reminder of the warmth from the sunlit island where his family resided and a token of encouragement on his new venture.


Winner of the esteemed Young Design Talent Award 2016 and the Hong Kong Publishing Biennial Awards 2019, Kila had worked with numerous international brands to lend his artistic talents, including UNIQLO, IKEA, Kiehl’s, Cathay Pacific Airways and Prudential. His recent exhibitions include his solo shows Teens in Sunroom at The Little Hut Gallery, Taipei and Twinkle Twinkly Little Guys at Gallery by the Harbour, Hong Kong.


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生於香港的章柱基於2017年離開香港,前赴日本進行離家生活一年的研修計劃。離鄉別井的歷練,成就了「家」系列的誕生,而本作則是該系列的第一件創作。太陽般的腦袋,島嶼似的身軀,木雕坐落在日本的工藝木櫃子上。拉開頂方抽屜,隱藏其中是一幅鉛筆繪畫,當中的木雕如燈塔般屹立汪洋中央,而底下抽屜則附有從香港鎖匠所得的鑰匙。對章柱基而言,這件作品是一解思鄉之情的渠道,作品刻畫了他家的輪廓,呈現了家鄉在其腦海心中明媚溫暖的印象,並以座標般的形態,對正在邁步人生新一頁的藝術家作激勵鼓舞。


Kila於2016年榮獲香港設計青年才俊獎,並於2019年贏得香港出版雙年獎。Kila曾受邀與不同國際品牌合作,如:UNIQLO、宜家家私、Kiehl's、國泰航空、英國保誠等。近年的個人展覽包括台北The Little Hut 畫廊舉辦的「日光室少年」以及香港海港城·美術館舉辦的「一閃一閃小工程」。