SEARCH

Frog King @ 10 Chancery Lane Gallery

by Sophie Cullen on Dec 22, 2015 in Lifestyle
Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterShare on Google+Share on Sina WeiboShare on Tencent WeiboEmail this to someone

Hong Kong artist Frog King (a.k.a Kwok Mang Ho) will be showing works at renowned contemporary art spot 10 Chancery Lane Gallery until January 30, 2016

In his second solo exhibition at the gallery, Frog King will show a variety of mixed media, performance art, large and small scale canvases, screen work and a large in-situ installation — revealing the multitude of talents that he has become known for worldwide. The works have been curated by the gallery’s director, Katie de Tilly, allowing access to the general public to his pieces for the first time.

10 Chancery Lane Gallery - Frog King's Recent Works 5

Often described as a conceptual artist, Frog King delves into areas that provoke thought on social issues and his own philosophies by incorporating skills such as calligraphy, painting and drawing. In addition to these mediums, the artist also employs recycled or found objects to heighten the impact of his installations, thus creating beauty and statement from items typically bound for landfill.

10 Chancery Lane Gallery - Frog King Frog Fun Life Painting (3)

 

Many of the works in the exhibition feature his signature symbol, a stylised frog head with two protruding eyes. Others are highly laden with symbolism and imagery that herald from both east and west.

By fusing oriental and occidental tradition and iconography, he speaks not only to a larger audience, but also breaks down perceived barriers between cultures, showing how effortlessly the two can fit together. Frog King noted at the opening of the exhibition, “Every community is looking to be heard; it’s called multiculturalism. We are a melting pot. With multiculturalism, it means you respect your mother tongue.”

10 Chancery Lane Gallery - Frog King's Recent Works 8

Of his obvious love for the creative and where he discovered his talents, Frog King recollects, “In childhood, I was trouble, a problem… but my hand was very sensitive. I could very slowly get to a dragonfly’s tail and catch it.” This sensitivity has been translated into these new works for all to see and appreciate.

And what about the dreaded question that most artists are posed with of who influences their work? “Well… John Cage is minimalism, but I am a maximalist,” he says definitively.

10 Chancery Lane Gallery - Frog King

 

Details

Venue: 10 Chancery Lane Gallery, G/F, 10 Chancery Lane, SoHo, Central, Hong Kong

Date: Until 30 January

Time: Tuesday to Saturday, 10am – 6pm. Closed Sunday, Monday and public holidays

, , , , , , , , , , ,

Recent Posts

  • I.M. Pei

    Appreciating Pei


    Pritzker Prize-winning architect I.M. Pei has passed away, aged 102. Practising architect and leading academic Nelson Chen examines his legacy...

    Posted on Jul 16, 2019
    View
  • Serpentine Pavilion

    Serpentine


    The 2019 Serpentine Pavilion, designed by Junya Ishigami, has been revealed. The annual launch is London's the most anticipated events of the year

    Posted on Jun 26, 2019
    View
  • Ilan and Asaf Ramon International Airport

    Sand flight


    Israel welcomes new airport in the desert, the Ilan and Asaf Ramon International Airport

    Posted on Jun 14, 2019
    View
  • Portrait of Architect Dara Huang, London , 2013

    Statute of liberty


    Design Haus Liberty’s Dara Huang discusses building a creative industry business, ‘good’ design and maternity

    Posted on Jun 13, 2019
    View
Top