Some of our favourite Hong Kong galleries are ringing in the New Year with solo presentations to showcase the latest in contemporary art. From local to international artists, these exhibitions present four different examples of striking out on your own — and could maybe inspire you to do the same.
Wang Chuan, Galerie Du Monde
With selected works from the 1990s onwards, Wang’s solo exhibition, Forms of Line, retraces the evolution in his Chinese abstract ink painting over two decades. His heavy and expressive brushstrokes were gradually replaced with dots and lines, which in turn gave way to simple geometric patterns, reflecting the artist’s mental and physical state through the years.
January 5 2017 - February 4 2017 | galeriedumonde.com
Dale Frank, Pearl Lam Gallery
The Australian artist’s latest series, in the gallery’s Pedder Building space, continues his investigation of painting from a chemical and transformative perspective. Using pigmented varnish, glass, resin, fire-retardant foam, compression foam and human hair, Frank produces brightly coloured abstract images that highlight the material qualities of painting.
January 19 2017 - March 9 2017 | pearllam.com
Liza Lou, Lehmann Maupin
In her first solo show in Hong Kong, the US artist presents six works of woven beads created with a collective of artisans from South Africa. The show’s title, Ingxube, translates loosely as “random” or “mixture” and alludes to how the artist arranges the beaded strips to form large canvases.
January 19 2017 - March 11 2017 | lehmannmaupin.com
Wong Ping, Edouard Malingue Gallery
One of the city’s most promising emerging artists with works already collected by M+, Wong Ping plays with colourful and graphic pop-like imagery to address sexual repression, personal sentiments and political limitations. His multimedia solo show features all new works, including the 2016 animation film Who’s the Daddy (pictured).
February 9 2017 - March 11 2017 | edouardmalingue.com
This article was originally published in the January 2017 issue of Hong Kong Tatler