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.
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.”
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