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Sculptures and light at the Poetry in Light exhibition

by on Aug 30, 2017 in Lifestyle , Top Story
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Filipino artist Ramon Orlina's expressive carved crystal glasses are presented alongside Hong Kong artist Vaan Ip's architectural sculptures

Filipino artist Ramon Orlina's expressive carved crystal glasses are presented alongside Hong Kong artist Vaan Ip's architectural sculptures

Green Art Asia's Poetry in Light exhibition brings together artists from Hong Kong and across Asia

Perspective has long been a supporter of Asian artists and product designers; this past fortnight – despite the blazing heat and typhoons – we attended the Hong Kong opening of Poetry in Light on August 25 at Studio 9 in Wong Chuk Hang. Art lovers attending included Hong Kong Auctions' Brian Hodgson; Federation of Hong Kong Industries' Dr. Jack Yeung; New World Development's Samuel Lee; local celebrity Yu Chiu; and many more.

Vaan Ip's sculpture Arising 10 creates a mesmerising light effect

Vaan Ip’s sculpture Arising 10 creates a mesmerising light effect

Curated by Art Director Jessica Lee from Green Art Asia, the objective is to promote local emerging and established artists across Asia, and to present works that create an intimate and relaxed ambiance within the home, drawing art lovers and collectors who appreciate the art of light or – putting it another way – the light of art.

Green Art Asia's Art Director Jessica Lee posed with Gallery Exit's Director Anthony Tao (middle) andHK Artion's Will Chan at the opening

Green Art Asia’s Art Director Jessica Lee posed with Gallery Exit’s Director Anthony Tao (centre) andHK Artion’s Will Chan at the exhibition opening

First up is award-winning renowned Filipino artist Ramon Orlina, dubbed the 'Father of Philippine Glass Sculpture', with his exciting display of expressive and abstract carved crystal glass. His works have all the hallmarks of a craftsman able to see a hidden inner being, and who will keep chiselling until it is set free. He is a licensed architect and a member of the College of Fellows of the Philippine Institute of Architects; his training is evident in his work, which spans more than three decades of producing fluid, elusive, and enchanting glass sculptures. Orlina has exhibited extensively in the Philippines and around the world. Among his many accolades are an ASEAN Award for Visual Arts (1993), and People of the Year Award by Stargate PeopleAsia (2014).

Ramon Orlina's sculpted piece Muay Thai

Ramon Orlina’s sculpted piece Muay Thai

Hong Kong contemporary artist Vaan Ip, whose works have been exhibited around the world, showcased architectural sculptures that also play with light. In 2015, he was the sole Hong Kong artist chosen to participate at the 18th International Sculpture Symposium Incheon, South Korea. In 2016, his works were selected for exhibition at the Venice Architecture Biennale. His captivating and fast-paced Lost City cityscape canvas series inspires further inspiration, and depicts living within tight confines amid high societal expectations. It's a form of wanderlust for the mind.

Vaan Ip's works are showcased in an intimate and relaxed ambiance

Vaan Ip’s works are showcased in an intimate and relaxed ambiance

Poetry in Light exhibition

Date: Until September 7

Time: 1:00-7:00pm (by appointment only, contact info@greenartasia.com)

Venue: Studio 9, 9/F, Union Industrial Building, 48 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Wong Chuk Hang, Hong Kong

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