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Above/Below - An exhibition by Martin Lever

by Sophie Cullen on Aug 12, 2015 in Lifestyle
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Above Jardine's Lookout, by Martin Lever

Above Jardine's Lookout, by Martin Lever

Hong Kong resident Martin Lever celebrates the region from a different perspective in his exhibition Above/Below at Pub Art Gallery

The artist’s inspiration comes from the heart of the city, a place where residents are constantly moving, living and working in tall buildings. In this exhibition, he offers the viewer a new vantage point by asking them to look down upon various areas of Hong Kong, from Shek O to Kwai Chung.

Above Shek O, by Martin Lever

Above Shek O, by Martin Lever

His works in this exhibition show a collection of vividly coloured, abstract “groundscapes” – probing the relationship between land and sky. Working in acrylic and oil, he challenges the way the viewer sees Hong Kong, hoping to find a new visual language to represent what makes the area special. He notes, “As someone who's lived here nearly all my life, I know that Hong Kong's true soul lies beneath the clichéd tourist veneer. And there is so much surprising graphic beauty hidden within the seeming urban chaos of our city. But too often we don’t see the magic.”

Above Aberdeen, by Martin Lever

Above Aberdeen, by Martin Lever

Details

Venue: Pub Art Gallery, 7 Chancery Lane, Central, Hong Kong
Date: 28 August–12 September, 2015
Opening hours: Tue -Sat, 12 p.m. – 9 p.m.

For more information, visit www.pubart-gallery.com

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