Hong Kong: Reflections Through Time

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Three celebrated local artists exhibit their Hong Kong-centric works

Our concrete urban jungle creates a perfect scene for artists who focus their paintbrushes or their lenses on city life. From the looming skyscrapers on Hong Kong Island to the crumbling old-style buildings in districts like Mong Kok, there’s an endless amount of subject material for photos, paintings, drawings and other works of art. Three celebrated local artists have been maximising the urban views across our SAR and they’re collectively about to exhibit their interesting works over the next two months at theDesk.

View photos from the opening night celebration here.

On Thursday February 23, between 7pm and 9pm, theDesk launches its new ‘Hong Kong: Reflections Through Time’ exhibition, featuring the works of Jeremy Cheung, Chak Wai-leung and Wing Luk-wong. This event is the opening celebration of the exhibition, the second such exhibition over the past year that we have held over a long period of time across the three floors in our co-working space. Come along to meet the artists and enjoy a first look at the Hong Kong-centric display, which includes stunning photos and drawings.

Jeremy Cheung is a Hong Kong-based freelance photographer who explores human interactions in urban and natural environments. He has exhibited his works across the city and, at theDesk’s exhibition, he is showing pieces from his ‘Hong Kong: Hopes and Fears’ project, a collection of photographs that depict fascinating parts of our city in a bid to explore the boundaries that exist between abstraction and reality. Jeremy also posts regularly on his Instagram account which currently boasts over 55,000 followers.

Chak Wai-leung presents a range of pieces from an untitled exhibition, such as a rooftop school in Shek Kip Mei and a ferryboat in Sha Tin. The former Hong Kong government adult education photography team member paints and also creates calligraphic works but his primary focus is on taking photos. His pieces on display at theDesk allow the viewer to get lost in scenes that tell an interesting story of daily life in our city.

Wing Luk-wong’s exhibition, ‘Old Town Hong Kong’, is an ongoing project which ‘captures the spirit of downtown Hong Kong’. There is a particular focus on ‘the buildings that are soon to vanish from our city’s map’. His drawings cover scenes in places like Fa Yuen Street in Mong Kok and Water Street in Sai Ying Pun. Wing used to run a design studio but he quit to travel the world and focus on ‘Old Town Hong Kong’. This move, he says, allowed him to ‘truly observe the city, discover what the community needs and find ways to help improve it with them’.

The opening celebration of this new exhibition at theDesk is for anyone who wants to come along and see the works first, plus meet the artists, however each artist is also scheduled to hold an event, such as a talk or an interactive painting jam, at our co-working space in the coming weeks. The details are yet to be confirmed, so watch this space!

The launch of ‘Hong Kong: reflections through time’: in brief
What is it? The opening event of an exhibition featuring the Hong Kong-centric works of three local artists.
Who can come along? Anyone! Registration for the launch night of this exhibition has now closed. Exhibition runs from February 24 to April 23, 2017 (Monday to Friday, 9am-6pm).
When is it? Opening night: Thursday February 23, from 7pm-9pm. Exhibition runs from February 24 to April 23, 2017 (Monday to Friday, 9am-6pm).
Where is it? theDesk, 511 Queen’s Rd W, Sai Ying Pun.
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